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Cheapest price$1.00
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day26
bus carriers5
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How to book cheap Philadelphia to Washington DC bus tickets?

The best way to find cheap deals on bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington is by booking earlier as most bus companies increase the price as the departure date approaches. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average bus fares from Philadelphia to Washington were $14.89. By booking 1 days out, tickets are on average $9.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by bus from Philadelphia to Washington?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Philadelphia to Washington DC by bus is usually around 3:00 PM on Monday. 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. Around 6:00 PM on Wednesday 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.

Greyhound from Philadelphia to Washington DC has the most daily schedules

On average there are 26 scheduled bus trips per day. Greyhound has the most regularly scheduled departures from Philadelphia to Washington DC, with an average of 13 trips per day and 265 monthly trips. 5 bus carriers serve the route from Philadelphia to Washington. Of the 26 trips there are 22 trips that are direct connections to Washington.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Train from Philadelphia to Washington DC starts at $39.00.

5 carriers offer Philadelphia to Washington DC bus trips

BoltBus

Book BoltBus from Philadelphia to Washington from $1.00. There are 3 trips per day offered by BoltBus from Philadelphia to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $19.83 for a BoltBus ticket to Washington. In Philadelphia, BoltBus departs to Washington from 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd, In Washington, BoltBus arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on BoltBus from Philadelphia to Washington takes 3 hours and 37 minutes, while the fastest available BoltBus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, BoltBus offers 3 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $19.68 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Extra legroom
Games
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 37m
Avg. Price
$19.83

Greyhound

Book Greyhound from Philadelphia to Washington from $14.00. There are 13 trips per day offered by Greyhound from Philadelphia to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $17.71 for a Greyhound ticket to Washington. In Philadelphia, Greyhound departs to Washington from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St, In Washington, Greyhound arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on Greyhound from Philadelphia to Washington takes 3 hours and 55 minutes, while the fastest available Greyhound trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Greyhound offers 14 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $18.82 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 55m
Avg. Price
$17.71

Megabus

Book Megabus from Philadelphia to Washington from $1.00. There are 9 trips per day offered by Megabus from Philadelphia to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $18.19 for a Megabus ticket to Washington. In Philadelphia, Megabus departs to Washington from 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd, In Washington, Megabus arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on Megabus from Philadelphia to Washington takes 3 hours and 15 minutes, while the fastest available Megabus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Megabus offers 10 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $21.94 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Movies
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 15m
Avg. Price
$18.19

Peter Pan Lines

Book Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Washington from $15.00. There are 5 trips per day offered by Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $15.34 for a Peter Pan Lines ticket to Washington. In Philadelphia, Peter Pan Lines departs to Washington from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St, In Washington, Peter Pan Lines arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on Peter Pan Lines from Philadelphia to Washington takes 2 hours and 56 minutes,

On weekends, Peter Pan Lines offers 5 trips per day. A one way ticket costs $15.38 for a weekend trip to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Green certified
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 56m
Avg. Price
$15.34

OurBus

Book OurBus from Philadelphia to Washington from $10.00. There are 2 trips per day offered by OurBus from Philadelphia to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay $15.35 for a OurBus ticket to Washington. In Philadelphia, OurBus departs to Washington from University City -- Ludlow St, In Washington, OurBus arrives at Union Station,

An average trip on OurBus from Philadelphia to Washington takes 3 hours and 10 minutes, while the fastest available OurBus trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, OurBus offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $15.14 for a one way ticket for your weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Free water
Avg. Time
3h 10m
Avg. Price
$15.35

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the bus line you travel with, your options include 3 stations that have bus departures from Philadelphia. Most bus trips to Washington will depart from Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St, 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd, University City -- Ludlow St.
  • Bus Terminal - 1001 Filbert St
  • 30th St Station - 3101 John F Kennedy Blvd
  • University City -- Ludlow St
Bus trips arrive in Washington at 1 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. Union Station are the main bus stations in Washington for trips arriving from Philadelphia.
  • Union Station