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Bus Trip Information: Atlanta to Washington DC

You can pick from 12 daily bus trips between Atlanta and Washington DC. The average bus journey from Atlanta to Washington DC takes 14 hours and 12 minutes, but some FlixBus US bus trips are as short as 12 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance542 mi (873 km)
Shortest duration12h 15m
Cheapest price$19.99
Trips per day12
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Atlanta to Washington

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)




March 18, 2023- Vacation

PandaNY Bus

Pros: It was smooth. Cons: The bus ambient and facilities. Tips: Travelling and not luxury expectations.



August 17, 2022- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: It was a very safe trip and I made it without any issues at all Keep it up guys. Cons: The Bus station needs a little bit of work and also, it would be nice to have wifi on the bus. Otherwise everything is great. Thanks a lot for a safe trip. Tips: Make sure you have something to keep you entertained because the tvs on the bus do not function.(On the bus that I was on.



August 12, 2022- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: I love the fact that the bus was not noisy, it wasn't too cold and crowded. it was just fine. Cons: I don't like the fact that we stop to get food but when we were to go back in the bus there was multiple bus at the same stop that he let us off and most of us end up going in and out the wrong bus because the busses looks alike. I think the driver should have tell us where the bus will be parked and if he is moving he should have alert us. Also the charging ports need to be fix. The bathroom needs hand sanitary. Tips: I think you guys should bring your hand sanitary because the bus doesn't carry any and also see if you could take a picture of the bus when leaving to get food so that you don't get confuse.



July 30, 2021- Couples trip

PandaNY Bus




July 7, 2021- Visiting family

PandaNY Bus

Pros: It was good. Cons: People need to understand that other people are traveling aswell and to respect them. Tips: Respect your fellow travelers, and keep the noise level to a minimum.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Atlanta to Washington was $61.07. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Atlanta and Washington DC. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Washington DC if you book your train tickets at least 14 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $64.37.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way bus trip from Atlanta to Washington DC is expected to fluctuate between $25 and $96 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a bus trip to Washington in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Atlanta is $27.

Monthly average prices

Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Atlanta to Washington DC. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $68. If you're planning a trip from Atlanta to Washington DC during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $94 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your bus trip from Atlanta to Washington, book online with Wanderu at least 14 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $64.37 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Washington DC?

There are 3 bus lines from Atlanta to Washington DC available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 6 daily trips, FlixBus US usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US613h 2m$79.98
Greyhound515h 21m$90.27
Megabus113h 5m$44.54
  • 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 6 trips per day from Atlanta to Washington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 5 bus trips from Atlanta to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 15 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $20.

  • Book Megabus from Atlanta to Washington from $24. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Atlanta to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Washington. In Atlanta, Megabus departs to Washington from Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St . In Washington, Megabus arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Megabus from Atlanta to Washington takes 13 hours and 5 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Washington in 12 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

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The bus takes an average of 14 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 542 miles from Atlanta to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 12 hours and 15 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.

Buses from Atlanta to Washington DC are the most crowded on Monday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your bus tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 12 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta 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 Atlanta to Washington DC without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Atlanta to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $89.00.

City Information


Atlanta, GA - ATL-0

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Atlanta, GA - ATL-1

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Atlanta is the capital of Georgia and the largest city in the Peach State. Located in the heart of America’s South, Atlanta is one of the foremost economic and cultural hubs in the region and the United States in general. As such, it's among the best vacation destinations in Georgia.

The city has played a major role in the Civil War and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s. As a result, across Atlanta you can find various museums and points of interest dedicated to the lives and works of various key figures in those events, including the Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site and the Atlanta History Center. Unsurprisingly, Atlanta is an important stop on our MLK Jr. itinerary.

Atlanta is also a key hub for the U.S. entertainment industry, and it offers some of the best nightlife experiences in the country. Here, you will find some of the finest craft beer in America and enjoy some of the best and most authentic southern food.

Atlanta is easily accessible by both bus and train from various parts of the country, and the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport’s location on the city’s outskirts makes it easy to travel to Atlanta from all over the world.

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 Atlanta?

Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St - ATLGLI-0

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Main departure station: Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

Built in 1996, the Atlanta Bus Station at 232 Forsyth Street SW is located close to downtown and is one of the most popular bus stations in the city. Served by Greyhound, Southeastern Stages and Jefferson Lines, this busy intercity bus terminal provides hundreds of connections to major cities. The Atlanta Bus Station offers convenient connections within Atlanta via the adjacent MARTA train station and multiple public bus stops within one block of the station. There are also several hotels and motels in the vicinity, for when you’re ready to relax after a successful day of traveling.

All bus stations in Atlanta:

  • Atlanta Bus Station - 232 Forsyth St

  • MARTA Civic Center

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

  • Union Station

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