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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Dover to Silver Spring. Traveling by bus from Dover to Silver Spring usually takes around 15 hours and 32 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 15 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance81 mi (131 km)
Shortest duration15h 30m
Cheapest price$41.00
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Dover to Silver Spring?

$41.00 is the average price of a bus ticket from Dover to Silver Spring. Any tickets cheaper than $41.00 can be considered a great deal. 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.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $34 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Dover to Silver Spring in November, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $42 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

What bus companies travel from Dover to Silver Spring?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Dover to Silver Spring. Greyhound is the one bus line that serves this route. Although it's the sole option, there are a couple of different scheduled times to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound215h 32m$43.57
  • 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 2 bus trips from Dover to Silver Spring every day, with the average journey taking around 15 hours and 32 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Silver Spring usually start from $37.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Dover to Silver Spring 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 Dover to Silver Spring?

The bus takes an average of 15 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 81 miles from Dover to Silver Spring. However, the fastest bus only takes 15 hours and 30 minutes. 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?

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Dover to Silver Spring 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, Monday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. For a less crowded trip, try to book your bus travel for the beginning of the week.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Dover?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 5:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Dover to Silver Spring, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Dover to Silver Spring. However, neither bus offers direct service, so you will have to get off your original vehicle to transfer buses during the trip.

City Information

Dover

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Dover, DE - DVR-1

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As the capital of Delaware, Dover offers a plethora of landmarks and attractions to keep tourists engaged! Tourists interested in the city's heritage (and American history in general) should check out the Delaware Agricultural Museum & Village, which showcases artifacts and items of great cultural significance to the state's agricultural history. You could also visit the John Dickinson Plantation to learn more about one of the original founding fathers of the U.S. For some outdoor activities, check out the local Amish community, where you can meet locals and enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Dover features an eclectic food scene with plenty of different choices for different tastes. Vincenzo's Pizzeria & Gelato is a popular spot with delicious Italian dishes and fantastic house wines to pair with them. If you are interested in beers, Fordham & Dominion Brewing Company will be a great choice!

Dover is a stop along several bus and train routes, with service offered by Amtrak, Greyhound, SprinterBus, and OurBus. Air travelers usually fly into the airport in nearby Wilmington or make plans to take a bus from the airport in either Philadelphia or Baltimore to Dover.

Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD

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Silver Spring is a small town that allows you to unwind and enjoy a simple holiday away from the large cities. It is blessed with amazing green areas and parks, of which the Wheaton Regional Park offers a wonderful playground for children. If you are into culturally-inclined activities, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, which is a restored 1930s-era theatre, will provide a memorable experience. As you stroll around town, don’t forget to visit Washington D.C. Northern Boundary Stone, which is one of the oldest federal monuments.

For eats, Abol Ethiopian offers a unique Ethiopian twist for your dinner. If you wish to enjoy fresh seafood, check out Crisfield Seafood.

The busiest bus station in Silver Spring is the bus terminal at 8100 Fenton St, which welcomes buses operated by Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. There are no Amtrak trains that serve Silver Spring. Also, the city does not have its own dedicated airport but its close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore make it easy to fly in and out of either the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Dover?

Main departure station: 7-Eleven Parking Lot - 654 N Dupont Hwy

Greyhound buses to Dover stop at the 7-Eleven off Dupont Highway and near Silver Lake. Since this is a curbside stop, there is no separate station building. However, you can wait for your bus inside the 7-Eleven, and pick up a few snacks for the ride, too. If you arrive in Dover via buses, this drop-off location is just steps away from a handful of hotels and restaurants along both sides of Dupont Highway.

All bus stations in Dover:

  • 7-Eleven Parking Lot - 654 N Dupont Hwy

Where does the bus arrive in Silver Spring?

Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St  - SVSGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

The Bus Terminal at 8100 Fenton St in Silver Springs is a hub of intercity bus transportation for Greyhound. The station building is not huge, but it does have restrooms and vending machines inside, along with a counter to speak with Greyhound customer service staff. The station is conveniently located in the downtown area, surrounded by restaurants and convenience stores. Popular destinations from this station include New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.

All bus stations in Silver Spring:

  • Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

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