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Journey Information

There are 42 intercity buses per day from Baltimore to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Baltimore to Washington DC usually takes around one hour and 2 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 50 minutes.

Distance35 mi (56 km)
Shortest duration0h 50m
Cheapest price$9.49
Trips per day42
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Baltimore to Washington

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

César

November 28, 2022- Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: The view. Cons: electricity to charge phones. Tips: Just electricity in the bus please.

4.0

Julian

September 29, 2019- Vacation

BoltBus

Pros: It was quick and on time. Cons: Seats more comfortable. Tips: Carry a travel pillow for sleep.

4.0

Emy

August 30, 2019- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: Bus on time. Very fast go to D.C. Cons: The driver was sometimes too rough.

5.0

Elis

August 25, 2019- Solo travel

BoltBus

Pros: Easy connection to Wi Fi. Cons: The bus stop at Maryland felt a bit dangerous and lonely...

4.0

Shikha

July 8, 2019- Visiting friends

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: Bus was on time The ride arrived earlier than scheduled. Cons: Communication.

Baltimore to Washington DC Route Map

Baltimore Washington

How much is a bus ticket from Baltimore to Washington DC?

Bus tickets for a trip from Baltimore to Washington DC cost $14.05 on average. This is an excellent value for the trip. 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

$30$20$10FebMar

If you're planning to travel by bus from Baltimore to Washington DC in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $14 to $22. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on March 6, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Washington DC this week, bus tickets are available starting at $15.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Baltimore to Washington DC by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for this route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $19 whenever you decide to travel.

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 18 days in advance. This way, you can save up to $4.04 on your bus ticket compared to booking last-minute.

What bus companies travel from Baltimore to Washington DC?

There are 5 bus lines from Baltimore to Washington DC available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 17 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 US111h 1m$15.90
Greyhound171h 5m$15.08
OurBus11h 13m$26.03
Peter Pan Lines80h 56m$20.00
Peter Pan Lines80h 57m$20.00
  • 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 11 trips per day from Baltimore 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 17 bus trips from Baltimore to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 5 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $9.

  • OurBus is an intercity bus company based in New York City. OurBus provides cheap bus tickets to some of the most popular cities in the United States. All OurBus coaches come equipped with a generous roster of amenities, including extra legroom, freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and complimentary bottled water. With cheap bus tickets starting from $20, OurBus is one of the best ways to travel by bus from Baltimore to Washington if you are looking for comfort at a good price.

  • Peter Pan Bus Lines is one of the biggest bus carriers in the Northeast region of the United States. Headquartered in Springfield, Massachusetts, the company offers affordable bus tickets and comfortable bus trips to over a dozen destinations across nine states and the District of Columbia. Peter Pan is known for their reliable bus service and green certified modern coaches that offer amenities such as onboard restrooms, free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom between seats. Running an average of 8 bus trips every day during the week and 10 trips on weekends, Peter Pan is one of the main bus carriers between Baltimore and Washington, offering bus tickets as low as $20.
  • Book Peter Pan Lines from Baltimore to Washington from $20. There are 8 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Baltimore to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington. In Baltimore, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington from Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St . In Washington, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Baltimore to Washington takes 0 hours and 57 minutes , while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Washington in 0 hours and 50 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

No, there is not a bus from Baltimore/Washington International Airport to Washington, DC. However, there is a WMATA bus on weekdays from BWI to Greenbelt Metro Station, from which you can take the Green Line into DC. To catch the bus at BWI, you’ll follow signs that say “Public Transit” until you find one of the airport’s two Route B30 MetroBus stops.
The average price for a train ticket from Baltimore to DC is around $25. If cost is a primary concern, the bus may be a better option. The cheapest average bus ticket from Baltimore to DC costs about $15.
The cheapest bus from Baltimore to Washington is usually BoltBus, which offers tickets for an average price of about $9.50.

The bus takes an average of one hour and 2 minutes to cover the 35 miles from Baltimore to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 50 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus 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.

Because many passengers travel from Baltimore 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, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Baltimore to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 42 scheduled buses that travel from Baltimore to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Baltimore to Washington DC without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Baltimore to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $4.00.

City Information

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

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 Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Downtown Bus Station (2110 Haines St) - BALGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

The bus terminal located at 2110 Haines St is the main bus station in Baltimore. Opened in 2016, the station serves as the main stop near Downtown Baltimore for the two largest bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city – Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. The station is served by only one line of Baltimore’s transit bus network. However, a connection is also available to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County bus system. As there aren’t many food options near the Baltimore Bus Terminal, we suggest bringing your own sandwich if you think you’ll get hungry during your trip.

All bus stations in Baltimore:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

  • 400 Ponca St.

  • 1578 Maryland Ave (near Marc-Penn Station)

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

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

  • Stadium-Armory Metro Station

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