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Boston to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$27.00
Shortest Duration9h 0m
Trips per day25
bus carriers3
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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Washington DC
4.4
Based on 20 reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
3.8
Value
4.2
Condition
4.4
Hilde
5.0
December 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very safe cautious driver in snowy conditions
Cons
A little more leg space
Tips
Pleasant safe ride
Xiaopeng
4.0
October 31, 2019Solo travel
Pros
time schedule
Lucinda
3.0
July 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
Price
Cons
Staff at boarding in DC was rude. Boarding should be on time. It's hard to stand waiting in line for a very long time.
Tips
Expect long wait.
Shanshan
5.0
June 6, 2019Visiting family
Pros
very smooth trip

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Megabus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
3.2
Staff
4.2
Value
3.6
Condition
4.0
Víctor
5.0
December 27, 2019Vacation
Pros
On time!
Cons
Wifi
Tips
Everything was good! Well done
Peter
4.0
November 10, 2019Solo travel
Cons
I missed a train to DC from Boston, and was pleased to find an alternate mode of travel.
Rizpah
5.0
November 3, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The drivers were very professional ,friendly, pleasant abd safe experience.
Cons
The legroom in coach.
Mariya
1.0
June 8, 2019Solo travel
Cons
i bought night ticket to sleep on my way back from DC to Boston, but it was so cold that it was impossible to sleep and to be there!!! I will never again buy megabus night tickets

Based on 6 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Peter Pan Lines report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.3
Condition
4.6
Maria Laura
5.0
October 6, 2019Vacation
Pros
Comfortable seats, charge opportunities, WiFi most of the time, not to cold
Cons
Nothing
Sikelelwa
5.0
September 28, 2019Regular commuter
Cons
I couldn't move the seats back to rest.
Tips
Book with Wanderu.
Farai
4.0
August 18, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Had a comfortable seat
Cons
Second driver (from Philly to DC) was very rude. I understand if you're having a bad day. But no need to snap at passengers.
Davou
5.0
July 9, 2019Vacation
Pros
Awesome
Cynthia
4.0
July 7, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
I was able to swich my travelling time.

Frequently Asked Questions

What buses go from Boston to Washington D.C?

There are 3 bus carriers that travel from Boston to Washington, D.C.: Greyhound, Megabus and Peter Pan Lines. Greyhound has the most daily scheduled routes, with 19 per day. You can expect to pay an average of $37.50 for a Greyhound bus ticket. Megabus typically has 1 bus route per day, and you can expect to pay about $48. If you were to book through Peter Pan Lines, they have 4 daily trips with tickets averaging $38. In terms of duration, all three bus carriers average about 10 hours.

What’s the best way to get from Boston to Washington, D.C?

The best way to get to Washington D.C from Boston is by bus. Even though the shortest bus trip is 9 hours, it is the cheapest option, with tickets starting at $37.50. Traveling by train takes approximately 9 hours, and the cheapest average Amtrak ticket is about $150. Booking a flight from Boston to Washington, D.C is also an option, with nonstop flights ranging anywhere from $65 to more than $250.

Are there cities between Boston and Washington worth visiting?

One city that is worth visiting between Boston and Washington, D.C is New York City. New York City is the exact middle point between the two cities. In New York, Times Square is always full of life, and the city is filled with amazing museums. New York City is definitely worth checking off your bucket list on a trip down the East Coast.

How much does a bus ticket from Boston to Washington DC cost?

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Boston to Washington D.C. were $31.56.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Boston to Washington D.C. is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 15 days out, tickets are on average $9.98 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from Boston to Washington DC?

The distance between Boston and Washington DC is approximately 393.97 miles, or 633.87 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 10 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours,

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most buses are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your bus has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Boston to Washington D.C.?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Washington DC by bus is usually on Monday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out and you may find buses more full than usual. Thursday tends to be when the fewest number of bus tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, buses departing at this time are the least likely to be crowded.

What bus companies travel from Boston to Washington DC?

On average there are 25 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Boston to Washington DC, with an average of 20.016 trips per day and 305.25 monthly trips. 3 bus carriers serve the route from Boston to Washington D.C.. Of the 25 trips there are 3 trips that are direct connections to Washington D.C..

Need more travel options? Train tickets from Boston to Washington DC start at $81.00.

3 carriers offer Boston to Washington DC bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Boston to Washington D.C. from $27.00. There are 20.016393 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Boston to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $34.84 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington D.C.. In Boston, Greyhound departs to Washington D.C. from South Station Bus Terminal, In Washington D.C., Greyhound arrives at Union Station and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from Boston to Washington D.C. takes 11 hours and 9 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington D.C. in 9 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 21.842105 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $36.58 for a weekend trip to Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
11h 9m
Avg. Price
$34.84

Megabus

Book Megabus from Boston to Washington D.C. from $29.99. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Boston to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $47.05 for a Megabus ticket to Washington D.C.. In Boston, Megabus departs to Washington D.C. from South Station Bus Terminal, In Washington D.C., Megabus arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Boston to Washington D.C. takes 10 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Washington D.C. in 9 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $51.47 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
10h 21m
Avg. Price
$47.05

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Washington D.C. from $32.00. There are 3.625 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $41.72 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington D.C.. In Boston, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington D.C. from South Station Bus Terminal, In Washington D.C., Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Boston to Washington D.C. takes 9 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Washington D.C. in 9 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 3.588235 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $44.30 for a weekend trip to Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
9h 37m
Avg. Price
$41.72

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Washington D.C. depart from one main station in Boston:
  • South Station Bus Terminal
Buses arrive in Washington D.C. at 2 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Washington D.C. for trips arriving from Boston:
  • Union Station
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

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