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Journey Information

Norfolk to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$45.00
Shortest Duration5h 0m
Trips per day2
Bus lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Norfolk 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 Norfolk to Washington DC?

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $45.00 was the low point for bus fares from Norfolk to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Norfolk are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $45.00 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 7 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $9.64 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 5 hours and 32 minutes to cover the 148 miles (238 kilometers) from Norfolk, VA to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 5 hours, 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?

Thursday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Thursday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When do the earliest and latest buses leave Norfolk?

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

How many buses are there each day?

There are usually only 2 buses per day from Norfolk 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 Norfolk to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $35.00.

What bus companies travel from Norfolk to Washington DC?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Norfolk, Virginia to Washington, District of Columbia. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 2 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound25h 33m$48.79
OurBus15h 0m$55.00

Where does the bus leave from in Norfolk?

Norfolk, Virginia has two bus stations with service to Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Tinee Giant
  • W 49th St & Quarantine Rd, S Side

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

These are the two stations where buses may stop when they arrive in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station
  • Stadium-Armory + Bus Bay H

Price trends for buses from Norfolk to Washington DC

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Norfolk, VA to Washington, DC
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 50 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 1, 2020Visiting friends
I liked that the trip was very cheap and that there are outlets for charging electronics on the bus. The bus was also nice and quiet unless you were sitting near the back. There was also a restaurant at the station I transferred at.
There was no working outlet in the row I was sitting in for my first ride. During my transfer at the station, my phone charger wouldn't stay inside of the wall outlets (it would keep falling out immediately), which was pretty annoying. The floors and bathrooms in the bu...More
Test the outlet in your row of the bus before sitting down.
October 20, 2019Vacation
On time arrival
Personal TV's for movie streaming.
Bring a jacket and pillow to sleep

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 21, 2020Solo travel
No delay, peaceful ride, excellent driving...
Turn the monitors on and play a movie
Reliable transportation
December 2, 2019Regular commuter
Nice and reasonable service for a very good price.
Bus picked us up 35 mins late. It arrived on time though.
July 27, 2019Visiting family
Inexpensive , prompt , diverse
Should be able to purchase small pillows or blankets snacks etc

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