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Springfield - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 21 intercity buses per day from Springfield to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Springfield to Washington DC usually takes around 10 hours and 29 minutes, but the fastest Peter Pan Lines bus can make the trip in 8 hours and 15 minutes.

Distance321 mi (517 km)
Shortest duration8h 15m
Cheapest price$31.98
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
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How much is a bus ticket from Springfield to Washington DC?

Bus tickets for a trip from Springfield to Washington DC cost $44.89 on average. Tickets cheaper than $44.89 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 Springfield to Washington DC is expected to be between $46 and $70. The cheapest day to travel in the next month is June 12, 2024, when tickets are available for June 12, 2024. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next week start at just $46.

Monthly average prices

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Taking the bus from Springfield to Washington DC is usually cheapest in August, when the average ticket price is only $53. If you're planning to take the bus from Springfield to Washington DC during November, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $82. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 19 days in advance to save up to $43.39.

What bus companies travel from Springfield to Washington DC?

There are 3 bus lines from Springfield to Washington DC available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 10 daily trips, Greyhound 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 US39h 36m$62.02
Greyhound1010h 57m$68.77
Peter Pan Lines99h 9m$57.24
  • 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 3 trips per day from Springfield 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 10 bus trips from Springfield to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 10 hours and 57 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $32.

  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Springfield to Washington from $53. There are 9 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Springfield to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington. In Springfield, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington from Springfield . In Washington, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Springfield to Washington takes 9 hours and 9 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Washington in 8 hours and 15 minutes .

    On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 10 hours and 29 minutes to cover the 321 miles from Springfield to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 8 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.

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.

The first bus leaves at 7:00am and the last bus leaves at 8:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Springfield to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 21 scheduled buses that travel from Springfield to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Springfield, MA to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $47.00.

City Information

Springfield

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Founded in 1636 as the first Springfield in North America, this city sits on the eastern bank of the Connecticut River in Massachusetts. Perhaps best known as the birthplace of basketball, Springfield is a mecca for b-ball fans. Visitors can enjoy three levels of exhibits and interactive contests at the famous Basketball Hall of Fame.

Along with basketball, Springfield was also the birthplace of the immensely popular children's author, Theodore Geisel—more commonly known as Dr. Seuss. Enjoy a walk through the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden to see many of his most famous characters immortalized in bronze. History buffs should head to the Springfield Armory National Historic Site, highlighting the town's important role as an arsenal during the Revolutionary War.

Springfield's central location between major tourist destinations like NYC, Boston, and the Berkshires means that it can be reached easily by most modes of transport. The city is served by several Amtrak lines and Peter Pan and Greyhound buses. Bradley International Airport and Westover Metropolitan Airport are also closeby, with frequent flights from destinations around the country.

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 Springfield?

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Main departure station: Union Station Transportation Center

Union Station is an iconic landmark in Springfield that just finished renovations in 2016—which means you get the historic charm plus modern AC. Original features include the impressive entrance clock, wooden train schedule, and terrazzo flooring. You might stop at Union Station on an Amtrak itinerary via the Northeast Regional line. Or, if you're commuting locally, you may transfer to the CTrail Hartford Line. Greyhound and Peter Pan provide bus services to the area as well, with connections across New England. Since the station operates with so many carriers, the waiting area has plenty of space and seating, ticket kiosks, and plenty of snack options like Dunkin Donuts and Subway.

All bus stations in Springfield:

  • Union Station Transportation Center

  • Springfield

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Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

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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

  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

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