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Washington DC-Boston Bus Schedule
Washington DC to Boston bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||9h 20m|
|Trips per day||4|
Washington DC to Boston Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a luxury bus from DC to Boston?
Does Megabus go to Boston from Washington, DC?
Is there a train from Washington, DC to Boston?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Boston right now?
We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.
Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.
In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.
How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Boston?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $32.00 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Boston. Buses from Boston to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $32.00 could be considered a great deal.
The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $25.28 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 10 hours and 3 minutes to cover the 394 miles (634 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Boston, MA. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 20 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Boston, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?
The first bus leaves at 3:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Boston, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Boston every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Boston; ticket prices start at $49.00.
What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Boston?
Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?
Most buses depart from the main station in Washington, District of Columbia:
- Union Station
Where does the bus arrive in Boston?
All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Boston, Massachusetts:
- South Station Bus Terminal
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