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Orlando - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 6 intercity buses per day from Orlando to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Orlando to Washington DC usually takes around 19 hours and 39 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in 16 hours,

Distance758 mi (1220 km)
Shortest duration16h 0m
Cheapest price$51.98
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Orlando to Washington

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Saffie

August 20, 2022- Solo travel

Wanda Coach

Pros: The bus was punctual and always on time. I liked the Breaks to use the Bathroom and buy food. The bus was clean. Cons: Driver should learn to speaks little more English. English was okay but a little improvement needed.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Orlando to Washington DC cost $117.00 on average. Bus tickets on this route can be a bit expensive due to the length of the trip. But even with a higher price tag, taking the bus is often more affordable than flying to Washington DC. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50JulJul

Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Orlando to Washington DC is expected to be between $115 and $144. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is July 22, 2024, when tickets are available for July 22, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $115.

Monthly avg. prices

$175$140$105$70$35ASONDJFMAMJJ
Bus tickets from Orlando to Washington DC are at their cheapest average price in May. This time of year usually offers the best deals on bus tickets for this route, with ticket prices around $130. On the other hand, traveling on this route during November might cost you a bit more than usual. Bus tickets for November trips cost $155, on average. But no need to stress — booking your bus ticket in advance can help you snag cheaper tickets.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices closer to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. To find the cheapest bus tickets, book your trip at least 17 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $91.67 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Orlando to Washington DC?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Orlando to Washington DC that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 5 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US523h 16m$137.15
Wanda Coach116h 0m$140.00
  • 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 Orlando to Washington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 $140 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 Orlando and Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 19 hours and 39 minutes to cover the 758 miles from Orlando to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 16 hours. 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Washington DC at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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 4:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Orlando to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Orlando to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 2 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Orlando, FL to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $131.00.

City Information

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

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 Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Bus Terminal (555 N John Young Pkwy) - ORLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

The Bus Terminal at 555 N John Young Pkwy is the primary Greyhound bus station in Orlando, where travelers can catch a bus to other destinations throughout Florida and beyond. The station is located under 3 miles from downtown Orlando and the nearest SunRail station. There is also a Lynx public bus stop which conveniently drops people off right at the Greyhound Bus Terminal. Open 24 hours a day, the bus station provides vending machines if you need a quick bite, and there are also several fast food options within a short walk to fuel up before your trip.

All bus stations in Orlando:

  • Bus Terminal - 555 N John Young Pkwy

  • The Florida Mall

  • 5215 W Colonial Dr (Inside Pne Hls Marketplace)

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

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

  • 2230 New York Ave NE

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