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Journey Information

There are 43 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Baltimore. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Baltimore usually takes around one hour and 5 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 40 minutes.

Distance35 mi (56 km)
Shortest duration0h 40m
Cheapest price$9.99
Trips per day43
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to Baltimore

(Based on 16 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Kirill

July 24, 2023- Business

Greyhound

It’s hard to find a bus stop in Union Station DC

5.0

Uzoma

June 28, 2022- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

A lot of empty seats so I could space myself away from others

5.0

Christina

February 21, 2020- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

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.

4.0

Marina

September 29, 2019- Couples trip

Peter Pan Lines

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.

4.0

Biruta

September 5, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: On time and fast. Cons: My seat back was broken, wouldn’t stay raised. Tips: Make sure you know the exact pickup location.

Washington DC to Baltimore Route Map

Washington Baltimore

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Baltimore?

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to Baltimore cost $15.84 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

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If you're planning to travel by bus from Washington DC to Baltimore in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $15 to $21. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on July 25, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Baltimore this week, bus tickets are available starting at $16.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Washington DC to Baltimore is usually cheapest in January, when the average ticket price is only $15. If you're planning to take the bus from Washington DC to Baltimore during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $20. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 25 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $7.21 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 5 bus lines from Washington DC to Baltimore available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 16 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
CoachRun10h 45m$25.14
FlixBus US130h 59m$20.09
Greyhound161h 16m$18.77
OurBus11h 10m$15.91
Peter Pan Lines140h 56m$21.22
  • Book CoachRun from Washington to Baltimore from $20. Typically there is one CoachRun schedule per day from Washington DC to Baltimore and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Baltimore. In Washington, CoachRun departs to Baltimore from 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE . In Baltimore, CoachRun arrives at 1200 Ponca Street .

    An average trip on CoachRun from Washington to Baltimore takes 0 hours and 45 minutes , while the fastest available CoachRun trip will get you to Baltimore in 0 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, CoachRun offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Baltimore.

  • FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 13 trips per day from Washington to Baltimore, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound is the largest nationwide bus carrier in the United States, offering cheap, safe and reliable service across the country. Greyhound has become a household name, serving over 16 million passengers per year with daily trips to over 2,400 destinations. Greyhound performs about 16 bus trips from Washington to Baltimore every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 16 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baltimore usually start from $10.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $10, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Washington to Baltimore if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington to Baltimore from $20. There are 14 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Washington DC to Baltimore and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Baltimore. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines departs to Baltimore from Union Station . In Baltimore, Peter Pan Lines arrives at 2110 Haines Street .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington to Baltimore takes 0 hours and 56 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Baltimore in 0 hours and 40 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 17 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Baltimore.

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
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.
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.

The bus takes an average of one hour and 5 minutes to cover the 35 miles from Washington DC to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes 40 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Baltimore. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 43 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 Washington DC to Baltimore without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Baltimore, MD; ticket prices start at $11.00.

City Information

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

Where does the bus arrive in Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Downtown Bus Station (2110 Haines St) - BALGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

The bus terminal located at 2110 Haines St is the main bus station in Baltimore. Opened in 2016, the station serves as the main stop near Downtown Baltimore for the two largest bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city – Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. The station is served by only one line of Baltimore’s transit bus network. However, a connection is also available to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County bus system. As there aren’t many food options near the Baltimore Bus Terminal, we suggest bringing your own sandwich if you think you’ll get hungry during your trip.

All bus stations in Baltimore:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

  • 2110 Haines Street

  • 400 Ponca St.

  • 1200 Ponca Street

  • 1578 Maryland Ave (near Marc-Penn Station)

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