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Silver Spring - Wilmington Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Silver Spring to Wilmington. Traveling by bus from Silver Spring to Wilmington usually takes around 5 hours and 59 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 2 hours and 35 minutes.

Distance95 mi (152 km)
Shortest duration2h 35m
Cheapest price$20.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Silver Spring to Wilmington?

$23.20 is the average price of a bus ticket from Silver Spring to Wilmington. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Silver Spring to Wilmington is expected to range from $20 to $30. If you are looking to travel to Wilmington within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $20. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $20 and can be found on February 7, 2023.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Silver Spring to Wilmington by bus will cost you about the same throughout the year. In general, bus ticket prices for that route are fairly consistent, so expect to pay around $28 whenever you decide to travel.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 23 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $13.66 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Silver Spring to Wilmington?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Silver Spring to Wilmington that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US26h 57m$35.88
Greyhound35h 59m$27.46
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    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 2 trips per day from Silver Spring to Wilmington, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 Silver Spring to Wilmington every day, with the average journey taking around 5 hours and 59 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Wilmington usually start from $20.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Silver Spring to Wilmington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our bus partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, bus carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the bus ride from Silver Spring to Wilmington?

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 95 miles from Silver Spring to Wilmington. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 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.

What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?

Sunday tends to be the busiest day for buses, as many passengers take the bus to Wilmington at the end of the week. If you are planning to travel on a Sunday, 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.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Silver Spring?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 11:00am. To see the times for all buses from Silver Spring to Wilmington, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Silver Spring to Wilmington 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.

City Information

Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD

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Silver Spring is a small town that allows you to unwind and enjoy a simple holiday away from the large cities. It is blessed with amazing green areas and parks, of which the Wheaton Regional Park offers a wonderful playground for children. If you are into culturally-inclined activities, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, which is a restored 1930s-era theatre, will provide a memorable experience. As you stroll around town, don’t forget to visit Washington D.C. Northern Boundary Stone, which is one of the oldest federal monuments.

For eats, Abol Ethiopian offers a unique Ethiopian twist for your dinner. If you wish to enjoy fresh seafood, check out Crisfield Seafood.

The busiest bus station in Silver Spring is the bus terminal at 8100 Fenton St, which welcomes buses operated by Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. There are no Amtrak trains that serve Silver Spring. Also, the city does not have its own dedicated airport but its close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore make it easy to fly in and out of either the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Wilmington

Wilmington is a major city in Delaware, established at the site of the first Swedish settlement in North America. The charming city, at the confluence of the Brandywine River and Christina River, offers easy connections to the lush countryside of Brandywine Valley. Thanks to the venerable du Pont family, who established the DuPont Company in Wilmington in 1802, the city is filled with grand estates and magnificent gardens for visitors to enjoy. The Hagley Museum & Library is the ultimate example. The expansive complex includes the first home of the du Pont family, powder yards from the company's initial gunpowder mill, and a Renaissance-style garden complete with terraces.

To dive deeper into the city's history, check out the Fort Christina State Park, the site of Wilmington's original Swedish settlement over 400 years ago. Other popular attractions include the Delaware Art Museum and Brandywine Zoo.

Wilmington is easy to access from most of the mid-Atlantic region and is located between Philadelphia and Washington. In 2011, the city's Amtrak train station was renamed the Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Railroad Station in honor of rail enthusiast Joe Biden, who often commuted via Amtrak from Wilmington to Washington during his time as a Senator. Buses from Wilmington also connect to cities like New York, Baltimore, and Philadelphia. Since the regional Wilmington Airport does not offer civilian flights, travelers can easily take a bus to the airport in Philadelphia for any air travel out of the area.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Silver Spring?

Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St  - SVSGLI-0

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Main departure station: Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

The Bus Terminal at 8100 Fenton St in Silver Springs is a hub of intercity bus transportation for Greyhound. The station building is not huge, but it does have restrooms and vending machines inside, along with a counter to speak with Greyhound customer service staff. The station is conveniently located in the downtown area, surrounded by restaurants and convenience stores. Popular destinations from this station include New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.

All bus stations in Silver Spring:

  • Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

Where does the bus arrive in Wilmington?

Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 100 French St

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Wilmington.

All bus stations in Wilmington:

  • Bus Terminal - 100 French St

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

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