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Washington DC-New York Bus Schedule
Washington DC to New York bus - cost & duration
|Shortest Duration||3h 45m|
|Trips per day||21|
Washington DC to New York Route Map
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 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 New York?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, €25.87 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 €25.87 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 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save €6.30 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 37 minutes to cover the 204 miles (328 kilometers) from Washington, DC to New York, NY. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 45 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?
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, 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 5:00pm. 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 21 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 23 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 €24.82.
What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New York?
There are 5 bus lines from Washington, District of Columbia to New York, New York. With 8 daily trips, Greyhound usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:
Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?
Buses to New York leave from multiple locations in Washington, District of Columbia. These are the 5 most popular bus stations:
- Union Station
- Dupont Cir MA Ave
- Dupont Cir CT Ave
- Union Station, Slip 29
- Stadium-Armory + Bus Bay H - 25 19th St SE
Where does the bus arrive in New York?
Buses arrive in New York at 5 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in New York, New York:
- 417 W 34th St
- Port Authority Bus Station
- 202-230 West 36th St
- GW Bridge Bus Station - 4211 Broadway
- 368 Park Ave S
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