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Journey Information

Washington DC to Boston bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$32.00
Shortest Duration9h 20m
Trips per day4
Bus lines2

Washington DC to Boston Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a luxury bus from DC to Boston?

No, there is no luxury bus from DC to Boston. However, you can take a bus that travels overnight from DC to Boston, saving a night of hotel fare. Greyhound and Megabus both offer trips that leave DC at 8:00 p.m. or later, and arrive in Boston the next morning.

Does Megabus go to Boston from Washington, DC?

Yes, Megabus does have service between Boston and Washington, DC. There is usually one Megabus trip from DC to Boston daily, and you can expect to pay around $51 on average.

Is there a train from Washington, DC to Boston?

Yes, there is a train from Washington, DC to Boston. There are two lines that cover this route: the Amtrak Northeast Regional and the Amtrak Acela. The average travel time is between 6 hours 30 minutes and 8 hours 30 minutes, and tickets cost an average of $145.

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?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Washington, District of Columbia to Boston, Massachusetts. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound310h 59m$53.52
Peter Pan Lines29h 20m$42.47

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

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Boston

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Boston, MA
4.4
Based on 27 ratings and reviews

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 63 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.6
Staff
3.9
Value
3.0
Condition
4.3
Domenic
4.0
November 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Great value!
Cons
Arrive closer to scheduled time and clearer expectations about food and bathrooms.
Malte
5.0
November 27, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The bus driver was very friendly and in a good mood the whole trip. It was a very very long trip, but he kept joking and made us feel good. The driving was comfortable coming from someone who feels sick during bus rides a lot. I felt safe!
Cons
The seats were really new and nice but the leg space was really tight. Because the seats went so far down, it wasn’t possible to extend the legs at all which is quite annoying on such a long trip.
Maggie
4.0
September 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
Driver was lovely and friendly and seats were pretty comfy.
Cons
Wifi didn’t work.
Tips
If you actually want sleep don’t take a night bus with a 3/4 hour stopover in middle!
Julia
5.0
August 3, 2019Vacation
Cons
For long travels like mine, the seats could lay more.
Ovidiu-Adrian
4.0
July 28, 2019Business
Pros
First bus (Washington to NY) was not very clean. Second bus (NY to Boston) was very clean and comfortable.
Cons
Air conditioner in the bus was set on very cold. I understand that out of different reasons it needs to be cooler so I dressed properly (long pants and long sleeves over a t-shirt). Still I froze. One cannot simply have 90 degrees outside and 60 inside the bus. At least...More
Tips
Bring a winter jacket

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
3.0
Condition
4.7
Iqra
5.0
March 2, 2020Vacation
Pros
The driver who drove all the way to Philadelphia was very friendly, and gentlemen...
Cons
Perfect trip ...
Tips
Very comfortable and nice trip . Just keep blankets with you , bcz bus was little chilly
Bernice
4.0
June 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Affordable and on schedule.
Cons
It is totally understandable that the driver get a 1/2 hour break after driving for 7 1/2 hours. But when it is at 3:00 A.M. and the majority of people trying to sleep or already doing so, it would be nice if the bright lights weren't turned on. Also, Wifi for the whole...More
Tips
Bring a travel pillow for overnight trips. The bus was clean and comfortable. No Wifi for most seats.

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 17 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
3.7
Value
4.1
Condition
4.4
Michael
4.0
February 1, 2020Couples trip
Pros
Arrived early, good value
Cons
Wifi very slow and almost unusable
Doorga
5.0
November 8, 2019Business
Pros
It was efficient, such a fantastic deal, and incredibly comfortable!
Cons
Wifi and power outlets were not working, wish they did!
Farai
5.0
August 16, 2019Visiting family
Pros
N/A
Cons
N/A
Tips
N/A
Davou
5.0
July 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
Was initially hesitant to go with the bus but was glad I took the right decision and would gladly recommend it to others.
Cons
Drivers to announce commenters when they enter any new State will a brief biography of the state in seconds to help new customers know and appreciate reach state and it's valued...
Tips
Travelers should be encouraged to ask questions should they have any difficulty in tracing their way
Lila
2.0
June 21, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Bus was very very late and the travel was mismanaged

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