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Journey Information

Wilmington to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$26.00
Shortest Duration2h 40m
Trips per day4
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Wilmington to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $26.00 was the low point for bus fares from Wilmington to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Wilmington are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $26.00 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 10 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.16 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 3 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 99 miles (159 kilometers) from Wilmington, DE to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

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, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Wilmington?

The first bus leaves at 8:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Wilmington to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 4 scheduled buses that travel from Wilmington 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 Delaware to District of Columbia without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Wilmington to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $23.00.

What bus companies travel from Wilmington to Washington DC?

There is one bus company that operates from Wilmington to Washington DC. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound43h 34m$28.86

Where does the bus leave from in Wilmington?

Most buses depart from the main station in Wilmington, Delaware:

  • Bus Terminal - 100 French St

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

All buses from Wilmington arrive at one main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Price trends for buses from Wilmington to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10SepSep

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ONDJFMAMJJAS

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Wilmington, DE to Washington, DC
4.5
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with BoltBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.4
Value
4.2
Condition
4.2
Vanessa
4.0
July 7, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Cheap convenient way to not have to drive there
Cons
Seats shifted when starting and stopping like bolts were loose had to move once seats emptied out, lots of seats were torn and armrests missing chunks of foam.
Tips
You get what you pay for
Carolyne
5.0
June 9, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Stress free travelling

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
James
3.0
July 8, 2019Visiting family
Cons
Air conditioning didn't work so that was fun
Tips
If you have the money take the train

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