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New York-Washington DC Bus Schedule

Bus
PLN 144.68
7:00 AM
Port Authority Bus Station
11:35 AM
Union Station
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
Bus
PLN 152.30
7:00 AM
Port Authority Bus Station
11:05 AM
Silver Spring Transit Center
PPL
4.2stars
0 transfers
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Bus
PLN 148.45
10:00 AM
417 W 34th St
2:30 PM
Dupont Cir MA Ave
BST
4.4stars
0 transfers
Bus
PLN 148.49
10:00 AM
417 W 34th St
2:00 PM
Union Station, Slip 29
USOUR
4.4stars
0 transfers
Bus
PLN 148.45
10:00 AM
417 W 34th St
2:00 PM
Union Station
BST
4.4stars
0 transfers
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Journey Information

New York to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest pricePLN 60.92
Shortest duration3h 45m
Trips per day28
Bus lines7

New York to Washington DC Route Map

New York Washington

Frequently Asked Questions

How does taking the bus compare to taking a train or a flight from New York to DC?

Taking the bus is the cheapest way to get from New York to Washington, D.C., but it will take a bit longer than other forms of transportation. Bus tickets usually cost about $20, and the trip generally lasts 4 to 5 hours.

A nonstop, one-way ticket for a flight from New York to DC takes about 1 hour 20 minutes and has an average cost of $124. It’s generally recommended that you arrive at JFK airport 2 hours before your domestic flight, which will bump up the total time to 3 hours 20 minutes. Additional baggage fees vary by airline.

A train from NYC to DC usually takes 3 to 3.5 hours, and you can expect to pay between $90 and $190 for your ticket.

Is it safe to travel by bus from New York 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 much is a bus ticket from New York to Washington DC?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, PLN 131.96 was the low point for bus fares from New York to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to New York are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than PLN 131.96 could be considered a great deal.

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets is by booking as early as possible, since most bus companies increase the price as the travel date approaches. You should book at least 29 days in advance. By doing so, you could save PLN 9.06 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 4 hours and 28 minutes to cover the 204 miles (328 kilometers) from New York, NY to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the bus.

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

Saturday is usually the day when buses are busiest, as many travelers take the bus to enjoy the weekend in Washington DC. If you are planning to travel on a Saturday, 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 New York?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from New York to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 28 scheduled buses that travel from New York to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. This includes 29 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 New York to Washington DC; ticket prices start at PLN 110.41.

What bus companies travel from New York to Washington DC?

There are 7 bus lines from New York, New York to Washington, District of Columbia. With 7 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
BestBus24h 12mPLN 137.41
Greyhound76h 2mPLN 146.47
OurBus34h 3mPLN 141.98
PandaNY Bus54h 5mPLN 133.26
Peter Pan Lines44h 34mPLN 145.06
Wanda Coach44h 2mPLN 114.22
Washington Deluxe54h 20mPLN 148.49

Book BestBus from New York to Washington from PLN 114. There are 2 trips per day offered by BestBus from New York to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay PLN 137 for a BestBus ticket to Washington. In New York, BestBus departs to Washington from 417 W 34th St, In Washington, BestBus arrives at Union Station and one other station. An average trip on BestBus from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 12 minutes, while the fastest available BestBus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, BestBus offers 6 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 140 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Book Greyhound from New York to Washington from PLN 133. There are 7 trips per day offered by Greyhound from New York to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay PLN 146 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington. In New York, Greyhound departs to Washington from Port Authority Bus Station and one other station. In Washington, Greyhound arrives at Union Station, An average trip on Greyhound from New York to Washington takes 6 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 7 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 154 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Book OurBus from New York to Washington from PLN 61. There are 3 trips per day offered by OurBus from New York to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay PLN 142 for a OurBus ticket to Washington. In New York, OurBus departs to Washington from 417 W 34th St and 2 other stations. In Washington, OurBus arrives at Union Station, Slip 29 and one other station. An average trip on OurBus from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 3 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, OurBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 138 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Book PandaNY Bus from New York to Washington from PLN 133. There are 5 trips per day offered by PandaNY Bus from New York to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay PLN 133 for a PandaNY Bus ticket to Washington. In New York, PandaNY Bus departs to Washington from 19 Allen St, In Washington, PandaNY Bus arrives at 2305 Pennsylvania Ave. SE, An average trip on PandaNY Bus from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 5 minutes, while the fastest available PandaNY Bus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, PandaNY Bus offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 133 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Book Peter Pan Lines from New York to Washington from PLN 99. There are 4 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from New York to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay PLN 145 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington. In New York, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington from Port Authority Bus Station, In Washington, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station, An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Peter Pan Lines trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 153 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Book Wanda Coach from New York to Washington from PLN 114. There are 4 trips per day offered by Wanda Coach from New York to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay PLN 114 for a Wanda Coach ticket to Washington. In New York, Wanda Coach departs to Washington from 103 Canal St, In Washington, Wanda Coach arrives at 3355 Benning Rd NE, An average trip on Wanda Coach from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Wanda Coach trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Wanda Coach offers 4 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 114 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Book Washington Deluxe from New York to Washington from PLN 147. There are 5 trips per day offered by Washington Deluxe from New York to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay PLN 148 for a Washington Deluxe ticket to Washington. In New York, Washington Deluxe departs to Washington from 202-230 West 36th St, In Washington, Washington Deluxe arrives at Union Station and one other station. An average trip on Washington Deluxe from New York to Washington takes 4 hours and 20 minutes, while the fastest available Washington Deluxe trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 45 minutes, On weekends, Washington Deluxe offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs PLN 148 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Price trends for buses from New York to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

PLN 171PLN 114PLN 57AprApr

Monthly average prices

PLN 190PLN 152PLN 114PLN 76PLN 38MJJASONDJFMA

Prices as travel date approaches

PLN 190PLN 152PLN 114PLN 76PLN 383020100

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from New York, NY to Washington, DC

(Based on 456 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Amadou

April 8, 2021 - Business

Peter Pan Lines

Driver should make sure passengers were their mask.Driver should make sure passengers were their mask.

5.0

Tracie

April 8, 2021 - Regular commuter

BestBus

Pros: Getting there safely. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be safe and on time. Pros: Getting there safely. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Be safe and on time.

5.0

Sara

April 6, 2021 - Visiting friends

BestBus

About good driver on time About good driver on time

5.0

David

April 5, 2021 - Solo travel

BestBus

Driver was great, arrived early as wellDriver was great, arrived early as well

4.0

Prayag

March 28, 2021 - Solo travel

Peter Pan Lines

Pros: No major issues. Cons: The alignment of the bus was poor. The bus kept swirling left and right in the lane which made me feel a little dizzy. Pros: No major issues. Cons: The alignment of the bus was poor. The bus kept swirling left and right in the lane which made me feel a little dizzy.

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