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Lynchburg - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 2 intercity buses per day from Lynchburg to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Lynchburg to Washington DC usually takes around 5 hours and 45 minutes, but the fastest Megabus bus can make the trip in 4 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance154 mi (248 km)
Shortest duration4h 30m
Cheapest price$30.48
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines2

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Lynchburg to Washington DC cost $37.48 on average. Opting to take a bus is a wallet-friendly way to make this trip. If you book your trip ahead of time using Wanderu, you can easily find bus tickets at or below this price.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Lynchburg to Washington DC, mark your calendar for August. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $46. However, taking the bus from Lynchburg to Washington DC during November is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $74. The best way to find deals on a trip in November is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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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 26 days in advance to save $53.29 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Lynchburg to Washington DC?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Lynchburg to Washington DC that you can compare and book on Wanderu. However, each company only runs one bus per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound16h 21m$67.32
Megabus14h 30m$43.73
  • 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 Lynchburg to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 6 hours and 21 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $30.

  • Book Megabus from Lynchburg to Washington from $44. Typically there is one Megabus schedule per day from Lynchburg to Washington DC and you can expect on average to pay for a Megabus ticket to Washington. In Lynchburg, Megabus departs to Washington from 825 Kemper St . In Washington, Megabus arrives at Union Station .

    An average trip on Megabus from Lynchburg to Washington takes 4 hours and 30 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 5 hours and 45 minutes to cover the 154 miles from Lynchburg to Washington DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 4 hours and 30 minutes. 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.

With many people traveling in the middle of the week, Wednesday is the busiest day of the week for bus travel. If you are planning to travel on a Wednesday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded buses to Washington DC, book your ticket for the last day of the week.

The first bus leaves at 6:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Lynchburg to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Lynchburg to Washington DC. One bus is a direct connection, meaning that you can stay on the same vehicle for the entire trip, without having to transfer onto a connecting bus at any point.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Lynchburg, VA to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $20.00.

City Information

Lynchburg

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg, VA is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor fun. Visit the Liberty Mountain Trail System for the best hikes in the city, or head to Blackwater Creek Natural Area for babbling brooks and waterfalls.

Lynchburg has its fair share of history, most of which is preserved in the Lynchburg Museum. Exhibits focus specifically on Lynchburg’s history through artifacts, antique photographs, and artwork. Other notable places include the Anne Spencer House & Garden, former home of poet Anne Spencer, and the Legacy Museum, with collections focused on African American history. Food-wise, local favorites include the Water Dog, Shakers Restaurant, and Skyline. While you’re in the area, take a walk around the vibrant downtown scene, complete with more restaurants, plenty of shops, and a thriving nightlife – which is no surprise given that Lynchburg is home to 5 different colleges and universities.

The city does have the Lynchburg Regional Airport, although it only offers commercial flights to Charlotte, NC. Luckily, if you’re traveling from anywhere else, you can easily get to Lynchburg via Greyhound and Amtrak, both of which have stations downtown. The most popular train routes to Lynchburg come from New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Chicago. Meanwhile, buses typically connect from New York, Baltimore, and Charlotte.

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 Lynchburg?

Main departure station: 800 Kemper St

Lynchburg has two bus stations with service to Washington.

All bus stations in Lynchburg:

  • 800 Kemper St

  • 825 Kemper St

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

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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

  • Union Station

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