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Newark - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Newark to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Newark to Washington DC usually takes around 2 hours and 2 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in just one hour and 50 minutes.

Distance87 mi (140 km)
Shortest duration1h 50m
Cheapest price$18.99
Trips per day5
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Newark to Washington

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Ranjit

July 27, 2019- Solo travel

OurBus

Pros: The buses that i travelled on were comfortable and arrived on time. The drivers were professional and the overall experience was good. Cons: There were no charging ports on the upper deck (Megabus) during my return journey. Not sure if they only provide it on the lower deck. Tips: Ourbus provides a comfortable ride at cheap rates.

5.0

Mosunmola

July 7, 2019- Vacation

OurBus

Pros: I liked the way the driver (Andrew) was really interactive and told us about the scenery while he was drinving because it was really interesting. Cons: When I got onto the bus and sat down there was a squashed berry on the ground which stained my new white shoes but this was the fault of the previous person sitting there.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Newark to Washington DC cost $21.49 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly average prices

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If you're planning on taking a bus from Newark to Washington DC, you'll be happy to know that the cost stays pretty stable throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $19 for your ticket regardless of when you plan to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 11 days in advance to save up to $2.33.

What bus companies travel from Newark to Washington DC?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Newark to Washington DC. FlixBus US connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US52h 3m$23.30
  • 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 5 trips per day from Newark to Washington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 2 hours and 2 minutes to cover the 87 miles from Newark to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 50 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.

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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.

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

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Newark to Washington DC 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 Newark to Washington DC without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Newark, DE to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $5.00.

City Information

Newark

Newark, Delaware, is a small city packed with history and culture. The picturesque Historic Courthouse, which dates to the 18th century, boasts an impressive stone exterior and a Tiffany glass skylight inside. The Iron Hill School Museum is exactly what it says on the tin: a museum in a historic schoolhouse on Iron Hill. The small building is filled to the brim with natural history exhibits and Native American artifacts. For those too cool for school, swing by the free Mineralogical Museum on the University of Delaware campus for one of the best mineral, crystal, and gem collections in the U.S.

Newark is also known for its excellent dining at places like Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, the Stone Balloon Ale House, or Home Grown Cafe. When you’re ready to work off those meals, visit Glasgow Park Trail, with a basketball court, tennis court, and a general exercise area. The Newark Shopping Center is the local go-to for eating and shopping, or take a drive out to Christiana Mall between Newark and Wilmington for more options.

Amtrak connects the city to Philadelphia, Newark (the other one), and Baltimore from the Newark Train Station, right next to the University of Delaware campus. Flixbus also has service across Delaware, with routes connecting Newark to Boston, Charlotte, and Greensboro.

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, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Newark?

Main departure station: 10 Mopar Dr

Newark has two bus stations with service to Washington.

All bus stations in Newark:

  • 10 Mopar Dr

  • Delaware Welcome Center (Southbound)

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

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Main arrival 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

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