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Journey Information

Washington DC to Baltimore bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$8.00
Shortest Duration0h 50m
Trips per day15
Bus lines3

Washington DC to Baltimore Route Map

Washington Baltimore

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a bus from DC to the Baltimore airport?

No buses go directly from central DC to the Baltimore airport, but you can take a combination of transportation to get there. First take a bus from DC to Baltimore, which should take around an hour. Then find the nearest bus or light rail provided by BWI Marshall Airport.

Is there a train from Baltimore to Washington, DC?

Yes, there is a train from Baltimore to Washington, DC. Amtrak offers 64 daily trips from Baltimore to Washington. Train trips usually cost around $25, and take around 40 minutes. Budget travelers may prefer the bus, which takes as little as 50 minutes and usually costs around $12.

What is the cheapest way to get from Baltimore to DC?

The cheapest way to get from Baltimore to Washington is by bus. Bus tickets start at just $1, and generally cost around $12, whereas train trips usually cost about $25. The cheapest bus is BoltBus, with tickets just around $10.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Baltimore 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 Baltimore?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $9.67 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Baltimore. Buses from Baltimore to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $9.67 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 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.16 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 1 hour 12 minutes to cover the 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD. However, the fastest bus only takes 50 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short trip.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to Baltimore at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 15 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Baltimore every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from District of Columbia to Maryland without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Baltimore; ticket prices start at $7.00.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington, District of Columbia to Baltimore, Maryland. With 12 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound121h 16m$21.24
OurBus11h 12m$10.00
Peter Pan Lines41h 7m$9.88

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Buses to Baltimore leave from multiple locations in Washington, District of Columbia. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Union Station
  • Stadium-Armory + Bus Bay H

Where does the bus arrive in Baltimore?

Buses arrive in Baltimore at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Baltimore, Maryland:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St
  • White Marsh Park & Ride - 8476 Honeygo Blvd, Nottingham
  • White Marsh Mall - Boscov's Parking Lot

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Baltimore

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 Baltimore, MD
4.3
Based on 12 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.3
Staff
4.5
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Biruta
4.0
September 5, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
On time and fast.
Cons
My seat back was broken, wouldn’t stay raised
Tips
Make sure you know the exact pickup location
Ali Cherif
4.0
August 21, 2019Vacation
Cons
So Nice to traveling with you
Jennifer
3.0
August 4, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
We sat in the front and heard our bus driver ask how far Baltimore (our destination) was from New York. She had no idea where Baltimore was or how to get there. Luckily she got us there.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Olusola
5.0
February 7, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The journey was smooth I slept all through.
Cons
Smell of the bus. It gave off an offensive stale smell.
Tips
Be at the station on time. The bus left as scheduled.
Bowditch
5.0
September 29, 2019Visiting family
Pros
I was able to relax and not drive in all the traffic!!!!
Cons
Not much
Tips
Worth the money going between Baltimore and DC. Not hassles with parking. Everything is accessible from Union Station.

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.7
Staff
3.7
Value
3.5
Condition
4.2
Christina
5.0
February 21, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The price of the tickets, and how easy and convenient it was to travel
Cons
The cleanliness of the bus
Tips
Try to avoid traveling Friday-Saturday because it gets very busy and crowded
Marina
4.0
September 29, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Comfy seats. Left on time.
Cons
We had no wi-fi on return bus. The Peter Pan attendant at Baltimore was extremely rude towards us and some other passengers.

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