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St Louis to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$81.00
Shortest Duration21h 30m
Trips per day5
bus carriers1
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from St Louis to Washington D.C. were $85.00.

The best way to find cheap bus tickets from St Louis to Washington D.C. is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $77.82 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

How long is the bus ride from St Louis to Washington DC?

The distance between St Louis and Washington DC is approximately 709.14 miles, or 1140.96 kilometers. The average travel time for a bus between these two cities is around 24 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 21 hours and 30 minutes.

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 St Louis to Washington D.C.?

The busiest time of the week for travel from St Louis to Washington DC by bus is usually on Tuesday. 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 St Louis to Washington DC?

On average there are 5 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from St Louis to Washington DC, with an average of 5.219 trips per day and 83.5 monthly trips. One bus carrier currently travels from St Louis to Washington D.C.. Of the 5 trips there all of the schedules require a connection as there are no direct trips. A connection will generally require disembarking from the bus and boarding another bus to complete your trip.

Need more travel options? Train tickets from St Louis to Washington DC start at $109.00.

1 carriers offer St Louis to Washington DC bus trips

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from St Louis to Washington D.C. from $81.00. There are 5.21875 trips per day offered by Greyhound from St Louis to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $121.08 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington D.C.. In St Louis, Greyhound departs to Washington D.C. from Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St, In Washington D.C., Greyhound arrives at Union Station and one other station.

An average trip on Greyhound from St Louis to Washington D.C. takes 24 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington D.C. in 21 hours and 30 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 6.777778 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $127.09 for a weekend trip to Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
1d 0h 10m
Avg. Price
$121.08

Plan your next adventure

Buses to Washington D.C. depart from one main station in St Louis:
  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St
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 St Louis:
  • Union Station
  • Dupont Cir CT Ave

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