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Durham - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 9 intercity buses per day from Durham to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Durham to Washington DC usually takes around 6 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest CoachRun bus can make the trip in 5 hours,

Distance226 mi (363 km)
Shortest duration5h 0m
Cheapest price$24.50
Trips per day9
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines5

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for buses from Durham to Washington

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




September 12, 2019- Visiting friends


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.



May 31, 2019- Solo travel


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.

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Durham to Washington DC cost $59.73 on average. Tickets cheaper than $59.73 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


If you're planning to travel by bus from Durham to Washington DC in the next month, the average ticket price is expected to range from $63 to $92. The cheapest bus tickets available in the next few weeks are for trips departing on June 21, 2024.

If you’re looking to travel to Washington DC this week, bus tickets are available starting at $63.

Monthly average prices

Taking the bus from Durham to Washington DC is usually cheapest in October, when the average ticket price is only $66. If you're planning to take the bus from Durham to Washington DC during July, keep in mind that bus ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $81. However, booking your trip in advance can help you score a ticket at a better price.

Prices as travel date approaches


The easiest way to save money on bus tickets is by booking in advance! Many carriers increase prices as the travel date approaches, so it's always a good idea to buy your tickets as early as possible. Book at least 11 days in advance to save $16.86 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Durham to Washington DC?

There are 5 bus lines from Durham to Washington DC available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 4 daily trips, FlixBus US 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
CoachRun15h 0m$60.81
FlixBus US45h 29m$52.47
Greyhound18h 10m$52.31
Megabus15h 25m$51.14
Wanda Coach26h 14m$100.00
  • Book CoachRun from Durham to Washington from $25. Typically there is one CoachRun schedule per day from Durham to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay for a CoachRun ticket to Washington. In Durham, CoachRun departs to Washington from 3521 Hillsborough Rd . In Washington, CoachRun arrives at 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE .

    An average trip on CoachRun from Durham to Washington takes 5 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, CoachRun offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Washington.

  • 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 4 trips per day from Durham 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 1 bus trips from Durham to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 8 hours and 10 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $31.

  • Book Megabus from Durham to Washington from $35. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Durham to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Washington. In Durham, Megabus departs to Washington from Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St . In Washington, Megabus arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Megabus from Durham to Washington takes 5 hours and 25 minutes , while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Washington in 5 hours and 0 minutes .

    On weekends, Megabus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Washington.

  • Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 2 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $100 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

The bus takes an average of 6 hours to cover the 226 miles from Durham to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours. 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.

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.

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.

There are 9 scheduled buses that travel from Durham 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 Durham to Washington DC without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Durham, NC to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $44.00.

City Information


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, 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 Durham?

Main departure station: Durham Transportation Center - Bus Bay T

Buses to Washington DC leave from 4 stations in Durham.

All bus stations in Durham:

  • Durham Transportation Center - Bus Bay T

  • 2724 Guess Rd

  • Bus Terminal - 515 W Pettigrew St

  • 3521 Hillsborough Rd

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

  • 2230 New York Ave NE

  • Union Station

  • 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE

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