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Journey Information

There are 29 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Baltimore. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Baltimore usually takes around one hour and 8 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 20 minutes.

Distance35 mi (56 km)
Shortest duration0h 20m
Cheapest price$4.99
Trips per day29
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Baltimore, MD

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.4

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.

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.

5.0

Olusola

February 7, 2020- Visiting family

Megabus

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.

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.

5.0

Bowditch

September 29, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?

$5.28 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to Baltimore. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10OctOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Baltimore is expected to range from $13 to $19. If you are looking to travel to Baltimore within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $13. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $13 and can be found on October 12, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $14 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Baltimore in February, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $20 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $10.32 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Baltimore?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington DC to Baltimore. With 14 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
FlixBus US81h 8m$7.10
Greyhound141h 13m$23.63
Peter Pan Lines80h 54m$17.44
  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 14 bus trips from Washington to Baltimore every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 13 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baltimore usually start from $20.

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  • Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Lines

    Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 8 bus trips every day during the week and 10 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Washington and Baltimore, offering bus tickets as low as $17.

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus takes an average of one hour and 8 minutes to cover the 35 miles from Washington DC to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes 20 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.

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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

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.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 29 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 $5.50.

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, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

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?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Departure stations

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.

Bus stations in Washington DC:

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

Where does the bus arrive in Baltimore?

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

Arrival stations

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.

Bus stations in Baltimore:

  • 400 Ponca St.

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