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Boston-DC Bus Schedule
Boston, Massachusetts to Washington, DC by Bus
|Shortest Duration||9h 35m|
|Trips per day||7|
Boston to Washington DC Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Is bus a good way to get from Boston to Washington, DC?
Is it safe to travel by bus from Boston 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 Boston to Washington DC?
Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $41.33 was the low point for bus fares from Boston to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Boston are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $41.33 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 9 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $20.52 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
How long is the bus ride?
The bus usually takes around 12 hours to cover the 394 miles (634 kilometers) from Boston, MA to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 9 hours and 35 minutes. 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?
Because many passengers travel from Boston to Washington DC at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.
On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Washington DC, book your ticket for the last day of the week.
When do buses leave Boston for DC?
Since Boston-DC is a very popular route among travelers, there are buses at virtually all times of the day, from 1:00am to 4:00pm. The schedule might differ on weekends and holidays but in general you will have a pretty flexible schedule to choose from.
How many buses are there each day?
There are 7 scheduled buses that travel from Boston to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.
Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Boston to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $49.00.
Which buses go from Boston to DC?
Where does the bus leave from in Boston?
Most buses depart from the main station in Boston, Massachusetts:
- South Station Bus Terminal
Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?
All buses from Boston arrive at one main station in Washington, District of Columbia:
- Union Station
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