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Washington DC to New York bus - cost & duration

Cheapest priceSEK 169.21
Shortest duration3h 50m
Trips per day29
Bus lines7

Washington DC to New York Route Map

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, SEK 300.09 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 SEK 300.09 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 26 days in advance. By doing so, you could save SEK 28.85 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 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 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 29 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to New York every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from District of Columbia to New York without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to New York; ticket prices start at SEK 245.35.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to New York?

There are 7 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:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
BestBus24h 12mSEK 305.93
Greyhound86h 42mSEK 328.94
OurBus34h 4mSEK 316.84
PandaNY Bus44h 11mSEK 296.11
Peter Pan Lines44h 34mSEK 316.50
Wanda Coach44h 2mSEK 289.51
Washington Deluxe54h 29mSEK 329.95

Book BestBus from Washington to New York from SEK 254. There are 2 trips per day offered by BestBus from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay SEK 306 for a BestBus ticket to New York. In Washington, BestBus departs to New York from Dupont Cir MA Ave and one other station. In New York, BestBus arrives at 417 W 34th St, An average trip on BestBus from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available BestBus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, BestBus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs SEK 314 for a weekend trip to New York.

Book Greyhound from Washington to New York from SEK 288. There are 8 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay SEK 329 for a Greyhound ticket to New York. In Washington, Greyhound departs to New York from Union Station, In New York, Greyhound arrives at Port Authority Bus Station and one other station. An average trip on Greyhound from Washington to New York takes 6 hours and 42 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 9 trips per day. A one way ticket costs SEK 341 for a weekend trip to New York.

Book OurBus from Washington to New York from SEK 169. There are 3 trips per day offered by OurBus from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay SEK 317 for a OurBus ticket to New York. In Washington, OurBus departs to New York from Union Station, Slip 29 and one other station. In New York, OurBus arrives at 417 W 34th St and one other station. An average trip on OurBus from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, OurBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs SEK 310 for a weekend trip to New York.

Book PandaNY Bus from Washington to New York from SEK 296. There are 4 trips per day offered by PandaNY Bus from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay SEK 296 for a PandaNY Bus ticket to New York. In Washington, PandaNY Bus departs to New York from 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, In New York, PandaNY Bus arrives at 19 Allen St, An average trip on PandaNY Bus from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 11 minutes, while the fastest available PandaNY Bus trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, PandaNY Bus offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs SEK 296 for a weekend trip to New York.

Book Peter Pan Lines from Washington to New York from SEK 220. There are 4 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay SEK 317 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to New York. In Washington, Peter Pan Lines departs to New York from Union Station, In New York, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Port Authority Bus Station, An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs SEK 332 for a weekend trip to New York.

Book Wanda Coach from Washington to New York from SEK 254. There are 4 trips per day offered by Wanda Coach from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay SEK 290 for a Wanda Coach ticket to New York. In Washington, Wanda Coach departs to New York from 3355 Benning Rd NE, In New York, Wanda Coach arrives at 103 Canal St, An average trip on Wanda Coach from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs SEK 288 for a weekend trip to New York.

Book Washington Deluxe from Washington to New York from SEK 228. There are 5 trips per day offered by Washington Deluxe from Washington DC to New York and you can expect on average to pay SEK 330 for a Washington Deluxe ticket to New York. In Washington, Washington Deluxe departs to New York from Union Station and one other station. In New York, Washington Deluxe arrives at 202-230 West 36th St, An average trip on Washington Deluxe from Washington to New York takes 4 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available Washington Deluxe trip will get you to New York in 3 hours and 50 minutes, On weekends, Washington Deluxe offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs SEK 330 for a weekend trip to New York.

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to New York

Average prices by travel date

SEK 381SEK 254SEK 127AprApr

Monthly average prices

SEK 423SEK 338SEK 254SEK 169SEK 85MJJASONDJFMA

Prices as travel date approaches

SEK 423SEK 338SEK 254SEK 169SEK 853020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

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

(Based on 476 ratings and reviews)

4.4

5.0

Eyob

April 11, 2021 - Visiting family

OurBus

GoodGood

5.0

Ngawang

April 4, 2021 - Solo travel

OurBus

wifi was working fine but then through out mid journey it was not workingwifi was working fine but then through out mid journey it was not working

4.0

JUBAIRA

April 3, 2021 - Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: Smooth trip. except no stop for coffee. Cons: Free WiFi and stop for coffee. Tips: comfy and clean. Pros: Smooth trip. except no stop for coffee. Cons: Free WiFi and stop for coffee. Tips: comfy and clean.

5.0

Marina

February 21, 2021 - Solo travel

OurBus

The bus was clean The driver was nice The bus was clean The driver was nice

5.0

Kalsoom

August 18, 2020 - Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Cons: There should be punctuality for arrival time. Unusual layovers should be avoided that further delays the bus. In my bus driver had to wait at a spot waiting for another bus to come and then the drivers had to switch the buses. Once the other bus arrived, plans ch... Cons: There should be punctuality for arrival time. Unusual layovers should be avoided that further delays the bus. In my bus driver had to wait at a spot waiting for another bus to come and then the drivers had to switch the buses. Once the other bus arrived, plans changed and they didn’t have to switch anymore.. Tips: A light blanket is good to have or a light jacket for AC cooling.More

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