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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Washington DC to Virginia Beach. Traveling by bus from Washington DC to Virginia Beach usually takes around 4 hours and 20 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance153 mi (247 km)
Shortest duration4h 20m
Cheapest price$45.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceWanda Coach
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Washington to Virginia Beach

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Cintia Karina

March 16, 2020- Visiting family

Megabus

It was very puntual the bus, the driver was very nice to us and he was pendent of our stop.

It was very puntual the bus, the driver was very nice to us and he was pendent of our stop.

4.0

Nicholas

December 7, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Cons: The double decker bus did not have outlets near the seats. Tips: Bring your own snacks/drinks for long trips.

Cons: The double decker bus did not have outlets near the seats. Tips: Bring your own snacks/drinks for long trips.

Price trends for buses from Washington DC to Virginia Beach

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15MayMay

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10JJASONDJFMAM

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

What bus companies travel from Washington DC to Virginia Beach?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Washington DC to Virginia Beach. Wanda Coach is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Wanda Coach14h 20m$45.00
  • 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 Virginia Beach.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Washington to Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach?

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 20 minutes to cover the 153 miles from Washington DC to Virginia Beach. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Washington DC to Virginia Beach for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Virginia Beach, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Washington DC?

There is usually only one bus per day from Washington DC to Virginia Beach. It leaves the station in Washington DC at 1:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There is usually only one bus per day from Washington DC to Virginia Beach. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Washington DC to Virginia Beach; 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.

Virginia Beach

While boasting a suburban atmosphere that will make anyone jealous of an East Coast life, Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia by population. Positioned at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, its primary focus has always been its oceanfront location.

In the record books as having the longest pleasure beach in the world, the soft golden sands of Virginia Beach stretch for miles. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to take a stroll or bike along the three-mile boardwalk lined with cafés.

A block back, Atlantic Avenue plays host to Virginia Beach's dining scene, which incorporates everything from well-known names to family-run restaurants specializing in the bay's seafood.

But for all the glitz and glamour of Atlantic Avenue, it's Virginia Beach's natural splendors that will have you coming back again and again. As it twists with the coastline to become Shore Drive, you'll reach First Landing State Park. It preserves the spot at which English colonists first arrived on U.S. soil in 1607 after a five-month voyage. Meanwhile, out to sea, there's a chance to spot humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins.

The city’s central location on the Atlantic coastline means there are many destinations you can visit from Virginia Beach for very cheap. The busiest terminus in Virginia Beach is on Northampton Boulevard. It sees buses reach New York City in around eight hours. Head to Norfolk, and you can also jump on Amtrak's Northeast Regional train service to Boston.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Washington DC?

Main departure station: 3355 Benning Rd NE

Most buses depart from the main station in Washington.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

Where does the bus arrive in Virginia Beach?

Main arrival station: 5792 Northampton Blvd

All buses from Washington DC arrive at one main station in Virginia Beach.

All bus stations in Virginia Beach:

  • 5792 Northampton Blvd

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