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Journey Information

There are 57 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to New York. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to New York usually takes around 4 hours and 36 minutes, but the fastest PandaNY Bus bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance204 mi (328 km)
Shortest duration3h 50m
Cheapest price$17.99
Trips per day59
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines8

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to New York, NY

(Based on 495 ratings and reviews)

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5.0

Abdelilah

June 19, 2021 - Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: Nice. Cons: None. Tips: Recommend.

Pros: Nice. Cons: None. Tips: Recommend.

5.0

Alecia

May 31, 2021 - Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: I was able to see the other part of the country I never been before without me driving. Tips: Just sit and enjoy the ride.

Pros: I was able to see the other part of the country I never been before without me driving. Tips: Just sit and enjoy the ride.

4.0

Olivia

May 28, 2021 - Vacation

OurBus

Pros: I liked that we made a stop. Cons: The comfort of the chairs. I could not put my chair back. Also it was super cold for most of the ride until we asked to lower the AC. Also the bathroom did not flush so there was no desire to use it. Tips: Definitely bring hand ...

Pros: I liked that we made a stop. Cons: The comfort of the chairs. I could not put my chair back. Also it was super cold for most of the ride until we asked to lower the AC. Also the bathroom did not flush so there was no desire to use it. Tips: Definitely bring hand sanitizer and snacks.

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4.0

Elijah

May 23, 2021 - Visiting friends

BestBus

Pros: I really liked the free wifi. Cons: People being loud. Tips: Please control your kids.

Pros: I really liked the free wifi. Cons: People being loud. Tips: Please control your kids.

5.0

Nicole

May 23, 2021 - Visiting family

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: got there fast. Cons: nothing really. Tips: wear long sleeves if you get cold fast.

Pros: got there fast. Cons: nothing really. Tips: wear long sleeves if you get cold fast.

Washington DC to New York Route Map

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How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to New York?

$24.83 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to New York. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to New York is expected to range from $24 to $31. If you are looking to travel to New York within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $24. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $24 and can be found on June 28, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Washington DC to New York by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $20 whenever you decide to travel.

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 12 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $9.11 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New York?

There are 8 bus lines from Washington DC to New York. With 15 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
BestBus34h 14m$36.58
FlixBus US154h 41m$23.61
Greyhound115h 55m$41.22
OurBus44h 12m$34.56
PandaNY Bus54h 11m$35.00
Peter Pan Lines84h 26m$35.62
Wanda Coach64h 6m$35.29
Washington Deluxe64h 30m$36.49
  • 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 11 bus trips from Washington to New York every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 55 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to New York usually start from $37.

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  • OurBus

    OurBus

    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 $20, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Washington to New York if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Washington to New York, with prices starting from $35.

  • 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 8 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Washington and New York, offering bus tickets as low as $30.
  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 6 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $30 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Washington and New York.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to drive or take the bus from DC to NYC?

It's typically cheaper and more convenient to take a bus from DC to New York City instead of driving your own vehicle. Most bus tickets for this route are relatively inexpensive, whereas driving your own car can incur expenses upwards of $100 depending on whether you use toll roads and where you end up parking once you reach New York. By taking an intercity bus instead, you don't have to worry about paying tolls, New York's expensive parking, the cost of gas, or the stress of driving in one of the world's most congested cities.

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to New York 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 4 hours and 36 minutes to cover the 204 miles from Washington DC to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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 New York 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, 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.

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 New York, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 57 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 59 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 New York; ticket prices start at $29.00.

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, 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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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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

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • Dupont Cir MA Ave

  • Union Station, Slip 29

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

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Arrival stations

Port Authority Bus Terminal is the largest bus station in New York City. First opened in 1950, it is the main Manhattan bus stop for various regional and nationwide bus carriers that provide intercity transportation to and from NYC such as Greyhound, NY Trailways, Peter Pan Bus Lines, and Ourbus, among many others. Port Authority’s central location just steps away from Times Square provides easy connections to various other forms of transportation, including 13 lines of the NYC Subway, 11 lines of the NYC Bus, over 60 lines of the NJ Transit Bus, and shuttle services to each of the three airports in New York’s metropolitan area. At the terminal, you will find a variety of fast food restaurants and convenience stores, as well as a USPS branch and a bowling alley.

Bus stations in New York:

  • 300-310 W 31 St (SW Corner of 31st & 8th Ave)

  • 417 W 34th St

  • 103 Canal St

  • 202-230 West 36th St

  • 19 Allen St

  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway

  • Chinatown - 28 Allen St (eastside b/w Hester and Canal St)

  • Park Avenue South (b/w E 26th St. and E 27th St.)

  • 375 W 42nd St & 9th

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