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Journey Information

Washington DC to Raleigh bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$60.00
Shortest Duration5h 30m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $60.33 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to Raleigh. Buses from Raleigh to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $60.33 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 $14.39 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 6 hours and 44 minutes to cover the 233 miles (375 kilometers) from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours and 30 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?

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Raleigh. 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, 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 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Raleigh, 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 Raleigh every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 3 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Raleigh; ticket prices start at $48.00.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Raleigh?

There is one bus company that operates from Washington DC to Raleigh. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound46h 45m$64.83

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 Raleigh?

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Raleigh, North Carolina:

  • Bus Terminal - 2210 Capital Blvd

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Raleigh

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Raleigh, NC
Based on 8 ratings and reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 23, 2019Visiting friends
The bus driver was very funny to giving us the security instructions and that was cool The bus driver was very funny to giving us the security instructions and that was cool
Maybe more help for no English speakerMaybe more help for no English speaker
July 1, 2019Visiting friends
Quick, the charging points helped alot!Quick, the charging points helped alot!
Bring a sleep pillow for night tripsBring a sleep pillow for night trips
June 3, 2019Vacation
Horrible experience. Greyhound dropped the ball! Horrible experience. Greyhound dropped the ball!
Effective communication from Greyhound staff to passengers Effective communication from Greyhound staff to passengers

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