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Bus Route Overview: Washington DC to Norfolk

There are 4 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Norfolk. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Norfolk usually takes around 5 hours and 52 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 4 hours,

Distance148 mi (238 km)
Shortest duration4h 0m
Cheapest price$31.00
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington to Norfolk

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

3.8

5.0

Krystal

November 24, 2021- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: OurBus continues to be my favorite and most hassle-free way to get around along the east coast. Great prices, clean buses, and while it should be true everywhere, I appreciate that OurBus never overbooks and always honors a ticket purchase. Tips: Use OurBus. It's...

Pros: OurBus continues to be my favorite and most hassle-free way to get around along the east coast. Great prices, clean buses, and while it should be true everywhere, I appreciate that OurBus never overbooks and always honors a ticket purchase. Tips: Use OurBus. It's one of the best companies on the east coast.

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1.0

Nkenge

November 6, 2021

Wanda Coach

Cons: My bus was an hour late and we got to my destination an hour and a half later than we were supposed to. Very bad experience. Tips: Do not ride Wanda coach.

Cons: My bus was an hour late and we got to my destination an hour and a half later than we were supposed to. Very bad experience. Tips: Do not ride Wanda coach.

5.0

Isabella

February 21, 2020- Visiting friends

Greyhound

Pros: Everything was on time and the stations where easily readable. Cons: Maybe put tables in the back of the seats, because some people like to study during the bus ride.

Pros: Everything was on time and the stations where easily readable. Cons: Maybe put tables in the back of the seats, because some people like to study during the bus ride.

3.0

Masha

June 20, 2019- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: The price is great, and the bus comes with wifi. It departed and arrived on time. Cons: The bus driver constantly honked and was rather rude. He did not help passengers take out their luggages, and I had to climb all the way inside, towards the other side of the ...

Pros: The price is great, and the bus comes with wifi. It departed and arrived on time. Cons: The bus driver constantly honked and was rather rude. He did not help passengers take out their luggages, and I had to climb all the way inside, towards the other side of the bus, in order to retrieve my suitcase. The bus could use some more leg room – this was worse than economy seats on an airplane! The seats themselves were also very uncomfortable. I don't understand why the seatbelt has to be on the back of the seat – it constantly poked my back and made my experience even worse.

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How much is a bus ticket from Washington DC to Norfolk?

$39.80 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to Norfolk. 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 Norfolk is expected to range from $37 to $47. If you are looking to travel to Norfolk within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $39. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $37 and can be found on February 1, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in June. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $39 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Norfolk in May, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $48 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 20 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $13.92 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Norfolk?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Washington DC to Norfolk that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound37h 21m$42.90
Wanda Coach14h 0m$45.00
  • 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 3 bus trips from Washington to Norfolk every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Norfolk usually start from $31.

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  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 1 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $45 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 Norfolk.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Norfolk 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 from Washington to Norfolk?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 52 minutes to cover the 148 miles from Washington DC to Norfolk. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours. It’s definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable for a long road trip. 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?

Tuesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking buses from Washington DC to Norfolk. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Tuesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the bus and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

The first bus leaves at 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 1:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Norfolk, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Norfolk every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 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 Norfolk; ticket prices start at $35.00.

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.

Norfolk

A trip to Norfolk, VA will take your breath away. Sail away from its shores and just let the wind take you to a place of calm and quiet where you can shed your worries.

There are so many things to do in and around the coastal city of Norfolk. Start off with its main historic landmark, the 400-year-old port that houses the most extensive naval base in the world. Other history-rich areas worth visiting include St. Paul's Episcopal Church and MacArthur Memorial.

If you crave some water adventures, remember that you can always sail, fish, swim, kayak, and cruise in Norfolk. You can also sign up for the Naval Base Tour or visit the Nauticus Museum and Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Finally, don't forget to spend a day or two at the beach to rejuvenate your soul.

Arts and entertainment, nightlife, and shopping are thriving in Norfolk, too. If you wish to enjoy some live performances, visit the Harrison Opera house. Nightlife is always at its best downtown, particularly at Baxter's or Scotty Quixx. If you plan to do some shopping, the Selden Market offers the most eclectic selections of all.

Walking is the best mode of transportation in Norfolk, but there's also the Tide, which is the city's light rail system that can take you to your destination faster. It runs a 7.5-mile-long route that covers pretty much the entire downtown area with its 11 stops. Both Amtrak train service and bus service from carriers like Greyhound and OurBus make Norfolk easy to travel to for your next trip.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

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Main departure station: Union Station

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.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

Where does the bus arrive in Norfolk?

Main arrival station: Harbor Park Station

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Norfolk.

All bus stations in Norfolk:

  • Harbor Park Station

  • 5859 E Virginia Beach Blvd

Need a return trip from Norfolk to Washington DC?

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