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Journey Information

There are 13 intercity buses per day from Durham to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Durham to Washington DC usually takes around 6 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 25 minutes.

Distance226 mi (363 km)
Shortest duration4h 25m
Cheapest price$19.99
Trips per day10
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines4

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Durham, NC to Washington, DC

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Jennifer

September 12, 2019- Visiting friends

Megabus

Pros: Driver was informative, helpful, funny. Nice to have someone who enjoys his job and takes pride in their work. Cons: WiFi plugs are a little lose in some places causing charger to fall out may need to tighten.

Pros: Driver was informative, helpful, funny. Nice to have someone who enjoys his job and takes pride in their work. Cons: WiFi plugs are a little lose in some places causing charger to fall out may need to tighten.

4.0

Corielle

May 31, 2019- Solo travel

Megabus

Pros: It was comfy and clean trip but the window was broke so when it began raining me and the person I was sitting with was getting wet. As well as the emergency exit hatch would not fully close causing passengers to get wet. Cons: Fix the windows and the emergency ex...

Pros: It was comfy and clean trip but the window was broke so when it began raining me and the person I was sitting with was getting wet. As well as the emergency exit hatch would not fully close causing passengers to get wet. Cons: Fix the windows and the emergency exit hatch to ensure Full safety. Tips: Check the bus before getting comfy to ensure your safety.

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

$54.45 is the average price of a bus ticket from Durham to Washington DC. Any tickets cheaper than $54.45 can be considered a great deal. 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

$60$40$20SepOct

Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Durham to Washington DC is expected to range from $56 to $60. If you are looking to travel to Washington DC within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $56. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $56 and can be found on September 23, 2021.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in March. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $34 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Durham to Washington DC in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $65 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

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 28 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $20.89 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Durham to Washington DC?

There are 4 bus lines from Durham to Washington DC. With 5 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 US14h 27m$22.72
Greyhound59h 41m$64.55
PandaNY Bus55h 4m$60.00
Wanda Coach36h 5m$60.00
  • 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 5 bus trips from Durham to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 9 hours and 41 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $60.

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  • PandaNY Bus

    PandaNY Bus

    Panda NY Bus is an American bus company known as a Chinatown bus line that conducts trips to and from some of the largest and most unique Chinatown districts on the eastern seaboard. Aboard Panda NY buses, you can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets, comfortable reclining seats, and a restroom. Panda NY offers some of the cheapest bus tickets from Durham to Washington, with prices starting from $60.

  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 3 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $60 and convenient pick-up and drop-off locations, Wanda Coach is one of the preferred bus carriers for passengers looking to travel between the Chinatown districts of Durham and Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Durham to Washington 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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?

The bus takes an average of 6 hours and 35 minutes to cover the 226 miles from Durham to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 25 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Thursday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Thursday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Durham?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are 13 scheduled buses that travel from Durham to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 10 direct buses, where you can stay on the same bus without having to transfer to a connecting bus at any point during your trip.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Durham to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $48.00.

City Information

Durham

Durham is a little treasure cove for all fans of history and the United States’ heritage. The first and foremost thing you should try out is go on a hike on one of the city’s iconic trails. For a more traditional hiking experience, try the Eno River Trail. If you wish to enjoy a more unique experience, the American Tobacco Trail will be a better choice, as it follows the old CSX railroad. For those who want to explore the city’s rich history, check out the Stagville Plantation, which is now a museum dedicated to the city’s antebellum history, offering a unique historical perspective.

Durham’s food scene is vibrant and exciting. Fans of seafood will definitely be amazed at how fresh and delicious the seafood at Mateo Bar de Tapas is. If you wish to try out Italian eats with a twist, check out Devil’s Pizzeria & Restaurant.

The main bus station is the Transportation Center located at 515 W Pettigrew St in Downtown Durham. From there, you can take a bus to New York, Richmond, Washington D.C., and dozens of other destinations across the country. The main Amtrak train station in Durham is located around the corner from the bus stop at 601 W Main St. Durham is served by Amtrak’s Carolinian and Piedmont lines. The city’s air services are handled by the Raleigh-Durham International Airport, 12 miles southeast of the city.

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, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

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 Durham?

Departure stations

The intercity bus terminal at 515 W Pettigrew St is part of the Durham Station Transportation Center. The modern curved glass building is a hub for local public transportation throughout Durham, as well as bus service on Greyhound going to other cities like Charlotte and Atlanta . The station does have several levels and bus bays, so pay close attention to signage and be sure to board the correct bus. The convenient downtown location of the station means it is a short walk to Durham’s Amtrak train station, as well as the best restaurants, museums, and hotels in the city.

Bus stations in Durham:

  • 2918 Guess Rd

  • 2724 Guess Rd

  • 3454 Hillsborough Rd

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

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Arrival stations

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.

Bus stations in Washington DC:

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

  • 550 New York Avenue NW

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