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Washington DC to Newark, NJ bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration4h 15m
Trips per day13
bus carriers3
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Overall score for Washington DC to Newark
4.5
Based on 39 reviews

Based on 13 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 82 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.8
Staff
4.3
Value
3.8
Condition
4.2
Pamella
4.0
December 20, 2019Visiting family
Pros
we left on time. loading was orderly and done in a timely manner.
Cons
Driver could interact with passenger before leaving the station to remind us of rules and regulations while on the bus. Especially playing loud music and offending other passengers that just wanted to relax, nap and just have a peaceful ride! Not even one word was ex...More
Fredric
5.0
November 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Arrived on time
Cons
Ok.
Tips
None
Tracy
5.0
September 30, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable seats
Cons
Nothing to date
Rasha
5.0
September 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was smooth and on time
Cons
Nothing I can think about other than the WiFi connection
Tips
Nothing
John
5.0
August 4, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I love that I can charge my cell phone!!!!

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.5
Value
4.2
Condition
4.8
Susan
4.0
October 10, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Convenient
Cons
More spacious seating
Tips
Be kind
Chuan-Che
5.0
September 26, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Worry free.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Online registration.
Aisha
5.0
September 10, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Robert at the washington dc greyhound bus stop was extremely helpful and provided excellent customer service. The bus driver was very professional and pleasant as well.
Cons
Service was excellent. I have no complaints.
Tips
Greyhound has great fares and awesome service. I'd ride again.
Ericka
5.0
August 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
Overall, the experience was very good.
Tips
Great price and the bus was very clean.
Anthony
5.0
September 1, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The drivers experience and professionalism

Based on 14 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 79 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.4
Value
4.2
Condition
4.8
Sandra N.
5.0
February 9, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The price, cleanness Nd ffiendle safe. Rajoy my trip.
Akram
4.0
January 31, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
It was a short one day trip.
Cons
I can't suggest anything at the moment.
Tips
I found the bus and the service quite good. It was worth the price. I recommend it to my friends and colleagues.
Jacquelyn
5.0
January 25, 2020Business
Pros
The weather was challenging that day yet the driver made our trip on time. He was so pleasant. No yelling at customers ... was great will return
Cons
more buses to newark
Tips
i dont want to tell them abbout itt...it will ruin it!
Tineka
4.0
December 13, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Bus wasn't full so there was a good amount of space
Alpha
5.0
November 8, 2019Business
Pros
Everything about the trip was just good .
Cons
I did not see electrical outlets to charge a cellphone or tablet.
Tips
Do do not have any doubts or hesitation in booking a trip with our bus cus you won't be Disappointed.

Is there a direct bus from DC to Newark?

Yes, there are 14 daily routes between Washington, DC and Newark split between 3 bus companies: BoltBus, Greyhound and OurBus. Of those routes, 7 are direct, with no transfers necessary. The earliest departure time is at 2:00 a.m. EDT, and the latest departure time of the day is around 11:00 p.m. EDT. Bus rides from DC to Newark typically take between 4 and 6 hours depending on traffic and weather.

What is the best way to get from Washington, DC to Newark?

The best way to travel to Newark from DC is by bus. Although a flight would get you there in the quickest time, direct flights from DC to Newark start at $100 and increase from there. Alternatively, you could travel about 3 hours by train, but the average train ticket for this route costs around $112. Traveling by bus will take a bit longer but you will save a tremendous amount of money. Bus tickets for this route average just $14.

How do you get from Washington, DC to the Newark airport?

An easy, fast and simple way to get to Newark Liberty International Airport is by taking a bus to Newark from DC, then jumping on AirTrain Newark. This train operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and is an easy connection from Newark Penn Station or NJ Transit. Many buses on this route drop off passengers directly at Newark Penn Station, which makes for an easy transfer — AirTrain tickets can be purchased directly at Newark Penn Station.

How much does a bus ticket from Washington DC to Newark, NJ cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Washington D.C. to Newark were $16.33.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Washington D.C. to Newark is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 28 days out, tickets are on average $12.27 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Washington DC to Newark, NJ?

The distance between Washington DC and Newark is approximately 197.75 miles, or 318.16 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 5 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 15 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Washington D.C. to Newark?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Washington DC to Newark, NJ by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Wednesday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Newark?

On average there are 13 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Washington DC to Newark, NJ, with an average of 9 trips per day and 189 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Washington D.C. to Newark. Of the 13 trips there are 7 trips that are direct connections to Newark.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Washington DC to Newark, NJ start at $54.00.

3 carriers offer Washington DC to Newark, NJ bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Washington D.C. to Newark from $1.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by BoltBus from Washington DC to Newark and you can expect on average to pay $21.36 for a BoltBus ticket to Newark. In Washington D.C., BoltBus departs to Newark from Union Station, In Newark, BoltBus arrives at Penn Station,

An average trip on BoltBus from Washington D.C. to Newark takes 4 hours and 19 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Newark in 4 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $22.23 for a weekend trip to Newark.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
4h 19m
Avg. Price
$21.36

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Washington D.C. to Newark from $10.00. There are 9 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Washington DC to Newark and you can expect on average to pay $21.75 for a Greyhound ticket to Newark. In Washington D.C., Greyhound departs to Newark from Union Station, In Newark, Greyhound arrives at Penn Station,

An average trip on Greyhound from Washington D.C. to Newark takes 5 hours and 51 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Newark in 4 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $26.96 for a weekend trip to Newark.

Restroom
WiFi
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
5h 51m
Avg. Price
$21.75

OurBus

Book OurBus from Washington D.C. to Newark from $14.00. Typically there is one OurBus schedule per day from Washington DC to Newark and you can expect on average to pay $17.69 for a OurBus ticket to Newark. In Washington D.C., OurBus departs to Newark from Union Station, In Newark, OurBus arrives at Raymond Plaza E btwn Edison Pl & Ferry St,

An average trip on OurBus from Washington D.C. to Newark takes 4 hours and 38 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Newark in 4 hours and 15 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $19.08 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Newark.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
4h 38m
Avg. Price
$17.69

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Newark depart from one main station in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station
Buses arrive in Newark at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Newark for trips arriving from Washington D.C.:
  • Penn Station
  • Raymond Plaza E btwn Edison Pl & Ferry St