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Washington DC - Atlantic City Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 14 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Atlantic City. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Atlantic City usually takes around 8 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance144 mi (231 km)
Shortest duration4h 50m
Cheapest price$30.99
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Washington to Atlantic City

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Nkemjika

December 17, 2023- Solo travel

Greyhound

Drivers should be knowledgeable about what is at certain stops.

5.0

Pamela

November 11, 2019- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Wanderu, easy to use. Cons: I selected a non-stop trip. I don't believe it was an error by Wanderu, however the were 4 stops prior to my arrival at my destination. There were no bus changes, perhaps that is the reason?

1.0

Anika

July 7, 2019- Vacation

Greyhound

Pros: I like that I finally got my bag back from the terminal in Philadelphia, since it didn't make it with me to Atlantic City. Cons: By not loosing passengers bags and looking for them when someone calls to see where the bag is in transit. Tips: I guess never check your bag they might loose it.

How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Atlantic City?

Bus tickets for a trip from Washington DC to Atlantic City cost $37.22 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this 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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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Washington DC to Atlantic City is expected to be between $34 and $76. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 31, 2024, when tickets are available for July 31, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $40.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Washington DC to Atlantic City is usually cheapest in September, when the average ticket price is only $34. If you're planning to take the bus from Washington DC to Atlantic City during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $59. 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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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 25 days in advance to save up to $54.49.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Atlantic City?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Washington DC to Atlantic City that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 12 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US312h 51m$151.05
Greyhound128h 4m$62.71
  • 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 3 trips per day from Washington to Atlantic City, 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 12 bus trips from Washington to Atlantic City every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 4 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Atlantic City usually start from $31.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 8 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 144 miles from Washington DC to Atlantic City. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 50 minutes. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road 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.

Because many passengers travel from Washington DC to Atlantic City 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.

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 Atlantic City, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 14 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Atlantic City 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 Atlantic City, NJ; ticket prices start at $81.75.

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.

Atlantic City

Atlantic City is a resort town located on the southeastern coast of New Jersey famous for its iconic boardwalk and numerous high-rise hotels and casinos. Dating all the way back to the 1800s, Atlantic City has established itself as one of the most popular gambling destinations on the East Coast of the United States.

Similar to Las Vegas, Atlantic City offers a rich variety of entertainment in addition to its many gambling houses ranging from sporting events to live performances by in-demand comedy and music acts. Many of the hotels in the area also offer first-class spa treatments and premium services for large parties of guests. As a result, Atlantic City has become a very popular destination for bachelor parties and bachelorette groups.

With its own airport and bus & train terminal, Atlantic City is easily accessible both by ground and air transportation, making it a breeze to plan a fun weekend with your friends.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

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

Where does the bus arrive in Atlantic City?

Main arrival station: Caesars Bus Terminal

Buses arrive in Atlantic City at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Atlantic City:

  • Caesars Bus Terminal

  • 1133 Boardwalk

  • Tropicana Transportation Center

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