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Journey Information

Atlanta to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$52.00
Shortest Duration11h 0m
Trips per day8
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Atlanta to Washington 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Washington DC?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $56.57 was the low point for bus fares from Atlanta to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Atlanta are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $56.57 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 27 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $26.84 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 16 hours and 22 minutes to cover the 542 miles (873 kilometers) from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 11 hours, The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Washington DC. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

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

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Atlanta?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Atlanta to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 8 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 4 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 Atlanta to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $106.00.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Washington DC?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Atlanta, Georgia to Washington, District of Columbia. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 7 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound718h 41m$68.58
PandaNY Bus211h 30m$60.00

Book Greyhound from Atlanta to Washington from $52. There are 7 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Atlanta to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $69 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington. In Atlanta, Greyhound departs to Washington from Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St and one other station. In Washington, Greyhound arrives at Union Station, An average trip on Greyhound from Atlanta to Washington takes 18 hours and 41 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington in 11 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $72 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Book PandaNY Bus from Atlanta to Washington from $60. There are 2 trips per day offered by PandaNY Bus from Atlanta to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $60 for a PandaNY Bus ticket to Washington. In Atlanta, PandaNY Bus departs to Washington from 211 Peachtree St. SW, In Washington, PandaNY Bus arrives at 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, An average trip on PandaNY Bus from Atlanta to Washington takes 11 hours and 30 minutes, while the fastest available PandaNY Bus trip will get you to Washington in 11 hours and 0 minutes, On weekends, PandaNY Bus offers 2 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $60 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Where does the bus leave from in Atlanta?

Buses to Washington DC leave from multiple locations in Atlanta, Georgia. These are the 3 most popular bus stations:

  • Bus Terminal - 232 Forsyth St
  • Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
  • 211 Peachtree St. SW

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station
  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

Price trends for buses from Atlanta to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Léa

October 25, 2019 - Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: Washington is an amazing city! Cons: Too cold and the wifi doesn’t work really good. Pros: Washington is an amazing city! Cons: Too cold and the wifi doesn’t work really good.

4.0

Diana

September 23, 2019 -

Megabus

Pros: My trip was good. Wonderful stuff. Only thing is we couldn't leave on time. We stand an hour on the sun no chairs. Was supposed to be DC 8:30am but We arrived 10:30am. Cons: To improve to be on time at least not more than 10 minutes late. And charger please. Pros: My trip was good. Wonderful stuff. Only thing is we couldn't leave on time. We stand an hour on the sun no chairs. Was supposed to be DC 8:30am but We arrived 10:30am. Cons: To improve to be on time at least not more than 10 minutes late. And charger please.

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