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Charleston - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Charleston to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Charleston to Washington DC usually takes around 10 hours, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance453 mi (730 km)
Shortest duration10h 0m
Cheapest price$110.00
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceWanda Coach
Bus lines1

Price trends for buses from Charleston to Washington DC

Monthly average prices

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What bus companies travel from Charleston to Washington DC?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Charleston to Washington DC. Wanda Coach is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Wanda Coach110h 0m$110.00
  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 1 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $110 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 Charleston and Washington.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Charleston 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.

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 from Charleston to Washington?

The bus takes an average of 10 hours to cover the 453 miles from Charleston to Washington DC. 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?

The busiest and least busy days to travel on this route tend to change frequently from week to week. Weather, holidays, local events, and other factors can affect how crowded the bus is on any given day.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Charleston?

There is usually only one bus per day from Charleston to Washington DC. It leaves the station in Charleston at 9:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

How many buses are there each day?

There is usually only one bus per day from Charleston to Washington DC. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Charleston

An idyllic city with quaint moss-covered and time-washed buildings, Charleston offers plenty of scenic sights and culturally significant destinations to explore. The highlights of this amazing city are its cobblestone streets and hauntingly beautiful mansions (some are even rumored to be actually haunted). The best way to enjoy these timeless relics is to take a walking tour around town, with or without a local guide. As you enjoy your walking tour, don’t miss out on the chance to explore The Battery, which features some of the most photogenic spots in the entire city. This quarter used to be the center of all maritime activities in the city, but it is now a famous tourist area. The nearby White Point Garden, which houses interesting Civil War-era relics, is also a great destination.

Charleston is a top foodie destination, being quite famous for its Southern staples. The best places to indulge in these Southern delicacies are Husk and Magnolias. If you crave some seafood, Hyman’s Seafood is a local favorite. Plus, Charleston's nightlife makes it a great destination for bachelorette parties.

The main bus station in the city is located on Rivers Ave. The city’s main airport is the Charleston International Airport, 12 miles northwest of downtown.

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 Charleston?

Main departure station: 6195 Rivers Ave

Several carriers serve the bus station at 6195 Rivers Ave in North Charleston, including Amtrak, Greyhound, and Southeastern Stages. Buses travel onwards to destinations including Columbia, Atlanta, and Myrtle Beach. Although the bus station doesn't have amenities, it's conveniently located just a short drive from central Charleston. There are also a bunch of restaurants nearby, including Subway, Burger King, an All-Day Buffet, a small shopping center, and a dollar store.

All bus stations in Charleston:

  • 6195 Rivers Ave

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

Main arrival station: 3355 Benning Rd NE

All buses from Charleston arrive at one main station in Washington.

All bus stations in Washington DC:

  • 3355 Benning Rd NE

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