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Atlanta - Winston-Salem Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Atlanta to Winston-Salem. Traveling by bus from Atlanta to Winston-Salem usually takes around 7 hours and 33 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 6 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance285 mi (459 km)
Shortest duration6h 35m
Cheapest price$39.48
Trips per day2
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Atlanta to Winston-Salem

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Pamela

July 1, 2022- Solo travel

PandaNY Bus

Pros: it was comfortable trip bus was clean overall it was good i would travel on this bus again. Cons: it was good. Tips: loud talking.

5.0

Corman

October 5, 2021- Business

PandaNY Bus

Pros: Peaceful. Cons: It’s all good. Tips: Great way to travel.

How much is a bus ticket from Atlanta to Winston-Salem?

Bus tickets for a trip from Atlanta to Winston-Salem cost $42.81 on average. Tickets cheaper than $42.81 are an excellent bargain. 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

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Over the next four weeks, the average price of bus tickets from Atlanta to Winston-Salem is expected to be between $40 and $66. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is August 7, 2024, when tickets are available for August 7, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $43.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Atlanta to Winston-Salem, mark your calendar for September. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $52. However, taking the bus from Atlanta to Winston-Salem during March is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $71. The best way to find deals on a trip in March is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

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 29 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $53.25 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Atlanta to Winston-Salem?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Atlanta to Winston-Salem. Greyhound connects the two cities by bus, it offers multiple scheduled buses per day for you to choose from.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound37h 33m$57.59
  • 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 3 bus trips from Atlanta to Winston-Salem every day, with the average journey taking around 7 hours and 33 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Winston-Salem usually start from $39.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 7 hours and 33 minutes to cover the 285 miles from Atlanta to Winston-Salem. However, the fastest bus only takes 6 hours and 35 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.

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

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 Winston-Salem, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Atlanta to Winston-Salem 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 Atlanta to Winston-Salem; ticket prices start at $80.00.

City Information

Atlanta

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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.

Winston-Salem

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Ranked as one of the top places to live in the United States, Winston-Salem resulted from the merging of two separate towns in 1913.

The city's oldest and most visually arresting areas are found in what was once simply Salem, a town with a history going back to 1753. You can admire many of the original Moravian-style buildings at Old Salem Museums & Gardens and in the historic districts of West End and Ardmore.

Downtown also has some notable structures, including 100 North Main Street – the tallest office building in the region.

Meanwhile, the main strip when it comes to nightlife is Fourth Street, where bars and restaurants see a steady stream of patrons until long after dark. The presence of no less than six higher education institutions in the city ensures the scene remains fresh and vibrant.

Winston-Salem can be reached from over 175 other U.S. cities. Daily buses depart and arrive from the city's three bus terminals throughout the day, with destinations that include Raleigh, Richmond, and New York City. In addition, Amtrak operates passenger train services via the station at High Point. Its three lines span the region from New York to New Orleans.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Atlanta?

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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

Where does the bus arrive in Winston-Salem?

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Main arrival station: Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

The Winston-Salem Transportation Center is on the corner of 5th Street & Trade Street, smack in the middle of the city. It's also commonly called the Greyhound bus station, since the carrier provides a lot of service across North Carolina and its neighboring states. There are plenty of great restaurants in the area, like Butcher & Bull Steakhouse, Downtown Thai & Pho, and Downtown Deli and Cafe, if you want to fill up before your trip. Or, if you want to stretch your legs, Bailey's Park is only a few blocks away and frequently has live music and events.

All bus stations in Winston-Salem:

  • Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

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