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Washington DC to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceCA$1.36
Shortest Duration2h 50m
Trips per day42
Bus lines8
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Price trends for buses from Washington DC to New York

Average prices by travel date

CA$61CA$41CA$20JunJun

Monthly average prices

CA$34CA$27CA$20CA$14CA$7JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

CA$34CA$27CA$20CA$14CA$73020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to New York
4.4
Based on 464 reviews

Based on 59 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 59 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.2
Barbara
5.0
March 3, 2020Solo travel
Pros
We arrived 15 minutes early.. trip was smooth and quiet.
Cons
Water bottles would be nice
Anna
5.0
February 24, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Excellent service for the price that it had.
Cons
Waiting in line to board the bus there were no seats but elderly people waiting.
Miro
4.0
February 20, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Slept uninterrupted from start to finish.
Cons
The WIFI has a speed of 0.01 Mbps. It is virtually non-existent.
Sabrina
5.0
February 8, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The driver was so lovely and helpful! Bus was clean and outlets worked. I really enjoyed riding bolt bus!
Amy
5.0
January 18, 2020Vacation
Pros
Great driver! Engaged with the passengers and fit us there early.
Cons
Nothing
Tips
There were boarding zones in the tickets, I didn't know and had to find them - it was easy, just unexpected.

Based on 42 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 76 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.2
Value
3.9
Condition
4.5
Ginevra
5.0
March 2, 2020Solo travel
Pros
The driver was really nice and efficient we got there safely and quickly and smoothly. It was very easy.
Cons
I thought all was great! I didn't try the wifi.
Tips
maybe bring snacks but otherwise you get a bottle of water there and theres an outlet for your phone and its a smooth ride.
Nancy
5.0
February 26, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The trip was very easy. I felt safe and the bus was very clean
Ryah
5.0
February 22, 2020Visiting family
Pros
How smooth everything went!
Cons
Less crowding.
Tips
Be on time.
Jasmi
4.0
February 17, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Affordable, fast and on time
Cons
Space.
Austin
5.0
February 18, 2020Couples trip
Pros
I was able to read or sleep the whole way home and it was comfy.
Cons
There was an annoying passenger in the front.

Based on 40 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 65 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.1
Value
4.0
Condition
4.3
Pacita
4.0
February 17, 2020Vacation
Pros
The driver drove carefully and briefed us about the trip.
Cons
Our ride was late by 30 minutes. Can you be prompt?
Tips
Pack something to eat because the bus did not make a stop over.
Patrick
4.0
January 23, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
The bus left the station on time and the drive as comfortable
Cons
n/a
Tips
n/a
Sarah
5.0
December 16, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Bus was nicer than expected and proceeded smoothly through the schedule.
Cons
The communication could be better while waiting in line for the bus. I wasn't sure I was in the right line until I asked a fellow passenger.
Tips
Be grateful for the comfortable, easy, cheap ride. It really is a bargain for what you're getting.
Daniela
5.0
November 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
Bus was scheduled to depart at 2:25 am, the bus closed the door and started the trip at exactly 2:25 am
Cons
Staff attention
Tips
-
Evan
4.0
November 20, 2019Business
Pros
Quick stopover in Delaware, fairly quiet trip, mostly people sleeping. After we took on passengers at Newark, we had one Very Important Business Person who felt the need to loudly wheel and deal with various people on the phone the rest of the trip.
Cons
Felt like slightly less legroom than I'm used to on these busses; not sure if that's my imagination or not, but I don't normally feel as cramped.
Tips
Use the restroom before you go, be ready for wildly varying temperatures in the bus (layers are your friend, peel any you might not want off prior to seating), and hope you don't get any loud phone conversation people. Noise-cancelling headphones/earbuds would've been n...More

Based on 35 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Go Buses report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 55 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.4
Value
4.1
Condition
4.4
Kathryn
5.0
February 7, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Quick pick up at first stop, efficient
Cons
Seat footrests broken, very cold bus (could hear the wind coming in through vents)
Tips
Be on time for the bus! It does not dally at the stop
Darrell
5.0
December 1, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Got to sit next to fine sister
Cons
Everything cool driver definitely professional handle bus perfect.
Gerardo
5.0
December 27, 2019Vacation
Pros
Bus ride was smooth and on time
Cons
N/a
Vasanth
5.0
December 26, 2019Vacation
Tips
Wifi stopped working suddenly during the journey
Rafael
4.0
December 27, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Good trip just got delayed for 30 mins

Based on 107 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 57 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.9
Staff
4.2
Value
3.9
Condition
4.3
Phoebe
4.0
January 23, 2020Business
Pros
It was very comfortable
Cons
Cant think of anything at the moment. You are on point for the most part.
Tips
Please try this ride .you wi ll not regret
Brock
4.0
January 19, 2020
Pros
Your drivers are very competent and made us feel safe while driving!
Cons
Didn’t like the talking on the phone and snoring if other passengers... but you can’t control that! Lol I felt every single bump...whew!
Tips
Please don’t talk on phone at mixnofir an extended period of time... people sleep during this time.
Michael
5.0
January 14, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Everything was as expected
Cons
had no issues to improve
Tamina
5.0
January 17, 2020Vacation
Tips
Book early for best rates
Chesley
5.0
January 16, 2020
Pros
Excellent, friendly bus driver.

Based on 36 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.2
Value
3.8
Condition
4.5
Naima
4.0
February 22, 2020Vacation
Pros
Bus was on time
Cons
Seats are not comfortable.
Tips
No
Tyra
5.0
February 14, 2020Vacation
Pros
it was fun and it was a lot of things to do
Cons
nothing really
Tips
nope
Jorge
5.0
January 23, 2020Vacation
Pros
Spend time to be in the road.
Cons
Perhaps the toilet???
Tips
Bring your snacks !!!
Luisa Fernanda
5.0
January 17, 2020Solo travel
Pros
It was on time and the bus smelled good,
Cons
nothing
Tips
no
Elizabeth
5.0
December 20, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Very cheap. Bus was clean and arrived and left on time.
Cons
Perhaps the check-in process could have ben a little more streamlined.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BestBus Prime report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Rachel
5.0
June 30, 2019Vacation
Pros
No more to add
Cons
The length of the trip was posted as 3 hrs and 15 minutes. That was ridiculous. Impossible to get from DC to NYC in that time. We arrived in just under 4 hours. Shouldn’t Best Bus offer a credit for this untimely service?
Tips
Don’t take this bus if you need to get to NYC At or before the time posted.

Based on 9 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with CoachRun report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 43 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.1
Staff
4.1
Value
4.2
Condition
4.2
Nicola
3.0
January 16, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The driver spoke 2 times. In DC he said NYC and at the rest stop he said 10 minutes nothing more. The bus was listed as direct and it stopped 2 times
Cons
Communication , outlet plugs
Tips
Be ontime
Toqa
5.0
December 30, 2019Couples trip
Pros
The bus was in good condition and it dropped us off in a good place in NY
Cons
We stayed in a rest stop and waited there for around 30 minutes which was way too long, and we arrived an hour later than planned
Vanessa
4.0
December 21, 2019Solo travel
Pros
The trip was good and I liked the punctuality.
Cons
There isn’t WiFi!
Kelly
4.0
December 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy process.
Cons
A little slow; tough with traffic.
Tips
Great ride for the price!
Melissa
5.0
December 2, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Friendly driver

Based on 12 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Eastern Bus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 45 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.2
Staff
2.8
Value
4.0
Condition
3.8
David
4.0
June 21, 2019Visiting family
Tips
Eastern Bus has been bought by FlixBus. Book with FlixBus as it is a bit confusing with an Eastern Ticket (they accept them but can’t look them up or edit the reservation at all)
Sanket
5.0
June 15, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
Electrical outlets were not provided even though it is advertised.
Ian
4.0
May 28, 2019Visiting family
Pros
- The WiFi connection worked well.
Cons
- The toilet could be cleaner and with less odour.
Agathe
1.0
May 31, 2019Solo travel
Pros
hmm nothing
Cons
everything, especially the punctuality
Cameron
5.0
June 10, 2019Solo travel
Pros
outlets, wifi, no stops

Based on 104 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 72 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.3
Value
4.2
Condition
4.6
Kenya
5.0
March 8, 2020Vacation
Pros
The bus was very clean, the staff was very friendly, and they even let you know what stops will be made during the ride. They offer water, there's trash bags on the bus, and wifi.
Cons
The wifi works but its just extremely slow. So slow that it seems like it did not really connect. Other than that, there were no issues with the ride.
Tips
N/A
Valerie
5.0
February 17, 2020Couples trip
Pros
BUS WAS AMAZING FOR SUCH A GOOD PRICE.
Cons
THE SEATS!!!!
Tips
I WOULD DEFINITELY LOOK INTO UPDATING THE SEATS.
Valeriya
5.0
February 16, 2020Business
Pros
Clean and timely
Cons
Tables at the backs of seats would be appreciated
Nyirah
5.0
January 29, 2020Business
Pros
I liked that we arrived early! That is rare! I loved the complimentary waters. The female driver gave good directions before we left Washington. I also like that she announced that we were approaching Penn Station so I could gather my belongings. I enjoyed my trip
Cons
WiFi
Tips
Arrive a few minutes early
Jeico
5.0
January 17, 2020Vacation
Pros
Servicio excelente

Based on 19 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Washington Deluxe report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 72 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.4
Staff
4.1
Value
3.8
Condition
4.5
Nicole
4.0
December 1, 2019Vacation
Pros
Still made good time even with the Thanksgiving weekend traffic
Cons
None of the charging outlets worked
Minhthu
5.0
October 25, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Late return so no traffic ! Bus arrived 30 min early ! Great driver
Elizabeth
5.0
October 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Easy to book, once on the road the schedule was kept
Cons
n/a
Tips
n/a
Ayako
4.0
September 12, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
safe driving
Cons
curtain on windows could be added.
Radley
5.0
July 7, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I like that it arrives on time.
Cons
The seats are too small You can not even relax your legs for a second I got cramped.
Tips
Not but

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it cheaper to take the bus from DC to New York City or drive there yourself?

Yes, you’ll save money if you take a bus from D.C. to New York instead of driving your own vehicle. The average price for a bus ticket is $15.71, with some carriers such as BoltBus and Megabus offering deals as cheap as $1. Driving your own car, you’ll pay more than $100. Here’s how the costs break down.

Along the more than 200-mile stretch to New York City, if you drive you’ll pay:

  • Between $35 and $52 in tolls (with prices varying based on whether you have a tag transponder or pay cash).
  • The cost of parking, which often runs around $50 for an overnight spot.
  • Plus the price of gas
  • In total you’re looking at well over $100 of vehicle-related expenses, plus the added stress of driving in one of the world’s most congested cities.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, CA$26.82 was the low point for bus fares from Washington to New York. Buses from New York to Washington DC are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than CA$26.82 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save CA$25.54 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 40 minutes to cover the 204 miles (328 kilometers) from Washington DC to New York. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 50 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

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 New York. 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 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 42 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 41 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 CA$52.86.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New York?

There are 8 bus lines from Washington DC to New York. With 27 daily trips, Megabus 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
BestBus94h 15mCA$45.92
BestBus Prime24h 15mCA$83.09
Go Buses64h 6mCA$26.62
Greyhound45h 40mCA$38.11
Megabus274h 49mCA$22.27
OurBus24h 10mCA$41.08
Peter Pan Lines44h 34mCA$28.95
Washington Deluxe74h 30mCA$34.86

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Washington DC, District of Columbia. These are the 9 most popular bus stations:

  • Union Station
  • Dupont Cir MA Ave
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave
  • Union Station, Slip 29
  • Union Station, Slip 14
  • Market Park - 801 Pennsylvania Ave SE btwn 8th St SE & D St SE
  • l'Enfant Plaza
  • Madame Tussauds Museum - 650 10th St NW

Where does the bus arrive in New York?

Buses arrive in New York at 9 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:

  • 7th Ave and W 27th St
  • 417 W 34th St
  • Port Authority Bus Station
  • 202-230 West 36th St
  • W 34th St and 11th Ave
  • GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
  • W 30th St, btw 9th and 10th Ave, opposite 450 W 30th St
  • 368 Park Ave S
  • 381 11th Ave, New York, NY

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