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Journey Information

There are 12 intercity buses per day from Washington DC to Richmond. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Richmond usually takes around 2 hours and 15 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 55 minutes.

Distance97 mi (156 km)
Shortest duration1h 55m
Cheapest price$9.00
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA

(Based on 21 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Anuoluwapo

October 4, 2021- Visiting family

Greyhound

Pros: The ride was smooth and comfortable. The driver was excellent. She was professional when I talked with her for assistant. It was a wonderful ride to Virginia. Cons: The toilet need to be clean after five or six people used it. Tips: I recommend greyhound to anyon...

Pros: The ride was smooth and comfortable. The driver was excellent. She was professional when I talked with her for assistant. It was a wonderful ride to Virginia. Cons: The toilet need to be clean after five or six people used it. Tips: I recommend greyhound to anyone.

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5.0

Anna

January 18, 2020- Visiting friends

OurBus

Pros: cheap. Cons: -. Tips: -.

Pros: cheap. Cons: -. Tips: -.

4.0

Ariel

December 1, 2019- Visiting family

Megabus

Pros: Bus was clean, staff was friendly but not overbearing. Cons: Wifi offered on bus was poor to nonexistent. Tips: It gets a bit warm on the bus, so if you have food in your bags be careful about not placing it too close to the heaters.

Pros: Bus was clean, staff was friendly but not overbearing. Cons: Wifi offered on bus was poor to nonexistent. Tips: It gets a bit warm on the bus, so if you have food in your bags be careful about not placing it too close to the heaters.

5.0

Jason

November 27, 2019- Visiting family

OurBus

Pros: Pleasantness!! Cons: I dont know. Tips: Grade A ride.

Pros: Pleasantness!! Cons: I dont know. Tips: Grade A ride.

4.0

John

November 22, 2019- Solo travel

OurBus

Would do again without hesitation.

Would do again without hesitation.

Washington DC to Richmond Route Map

Washington Richmond

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

$15.95 is the average price of a bus ticket from Washington DC to Richmond. This is currently one of the best deals in bus travel. 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

$30$20$10NovDec

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Washington DC to Richmond is expected to range from $14 to $30. If you are looking to travel to Richmond within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $14. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $14 and can be found on December 4, 2021.

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 $20 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Richmond in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $29 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 12 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $5.45 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Richmond?

There are 3 bus lines from Washington DC to Richmond available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 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
FlixBus US62h 13m$14.05
Greyhound62h 18m$34.07
OurBus32h 31m$11.40
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 6 trips per day from Washington to Richmond, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 6 bus trips from Washington to Richmond every day, with the average journey taking around 2 hours and 18 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Richmond usually start from $28.

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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 $9, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Washington to Richmond if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest way to get from DC to Richmond?

The cheapest way to get from DC to Richmond is to take a bus. The average bus ticket costs around $17, which is likely cheaper than filling the tank in your own vehicle. It’s also a better deal than a train or plane: Train tickets average $33, and a direct flight between the two cities would cost north of $200.

Does Megabus go from DC to Richmond?

Megabus offers five daily trips from DC to Richmond, with tickets for the route as low as $1. However, the average price of a ticket is roughly $20. The trip typically takes around 2 hours of travel time. Megabus amenities include free Wi-Fi, restrooms, AC and power outlets.

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

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 15 minutes to cover the 97 miles from Washington DC to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 55 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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 Richmond 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 2:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Washington DC to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Washington DC to Richmond 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 Virginia without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Richmond; ticket prices start at $22.00.

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.

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Departure stations

Buses to Richmond leave from 5 stations in Washington.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

  • Union Station

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

  • Metro Center 11th St NW (b/w F & G St)

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

Arrival stations

Buses arrive in Richmond at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 70 North 3rd Street

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

  • N Pine St & W Broad St

Need a return trip from Richmond to Washington DC?

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