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Columbus-Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

Columbus, OH to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$85.00
Shortest Duration10h 25m
Trips per day3
Bus lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Columbus to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most bus companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, bus companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $87.33 was the low point for bus fares from Columbus to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Columbus are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $87.33 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 5 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $17.07 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 15 hours and 59 minutes to cover the 326 miles (525 kilometers) from Columbus, OH to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 10 hours and 25 minutes. The trip is definitely on the longer side, so plan to get comfortable on the bus. It's a good idea to bring water and snacks.

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 Washington DC 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, 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 Columbus?

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Columbus to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Columbus to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so no matter which bus you take, you will have to transfer buses at least once during your journey.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Columbus, OH to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $89.00.

What bus companies travel from Columbus to Washington DC?

There is one bus company that operates from Columbus to Washington DC. Greyhound is the only company that connects the two cities by bus. Fortunately, it has multiple scheduled buses per day, so travelers still have a good amount of choice and flexibility.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound315h 59m$90.17

Book Greyhound from Columbus to Washington from $85. There are 3 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Columbus to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $90 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington. In Columbus, Greyhound departs to Washington from Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St, In Washington, Greyhound arrives at Union Station, An average trip on Greyhound from Columbus to Washington takes 15 hours and 59 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington in 10 hours and 25 minutes, On weekends, Greyhound offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs for a weekend trip to Washington.

Where does the bus leave from in Columbus?

Most buses depart from the main station in Columbus, Ohio:

  • Bus Terminal - 111 E Town St

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

All buses from Columbus arrive at one main station in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station

Price trends for buses from Columbus to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JanJan

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

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