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Journey Information

Richmond to Washington DC bus - cost & duration

Cheapest price$25.00
Shortest Duration2h 5m
Trips per day6
Bus lines2

Richmond to Washington DC Route Map

Richmond Washington

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Richmond to DC?

Yes, there is train service between Richmond and Washington, DC. Amtrak has 4 lines that cover this route: Amtrak Carolinian, Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak Palmetto and Amtrak Silver Service. Between them, those lines provide 10 direct trains per day. Tickets cost an average of $33, and the travel time is about 2.5 hours.

Is Richmond to Washington a good day-trip?

Richmond to Washington, DC makes for a very doable day-trip. A bus trip takes as little as 2 hours from Richmond, and there are regular buses departing in the morning and returning in the evening. The last bus of the day leaves DC as late as 11:50 p.m., meaning you’ll have time for a very full day in the nation’s capital.

What bus companies depart from Richmond?

Three bus companies have scheduled service to Washington D.C.:

  • Greyhound offers 11 daily trips, the most out of all the bus carriers available. You can buy a Greyhound bus ticket for around $20 to $25.

  • Megabus offers five daily trips, the second most out of all the bus carriers available. You can buy a Megabus ticket for an average of around $15.

  • OurBus offers at least one daily trip for this route. You can buy an OurBus ticket for $10 to $15.

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

Based on daily average prices in last 30 days, $25.00 was the low point for bus fares from Richmond to Washington. Buses from Washington DC to Richmond are similarly priced. Any tickets cheaper than $25.00 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 17 days in advance. By doing so, you could save $7.81 on your ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

How long is the bus ride?

The bus usually takes around 2 hours and 27 minutes to cover the 97 miles (156 kilometers) from Richmond, VA to Washington, DC. However, the fastest bus only takes 2 hours and 5 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie.

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 Richmond?

The first bus leaves at 12:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Richmond to Washington DC, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many buses are there each day?

There are 6 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to Washington DC every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. Furthermore, all of these are direct buses which you can take the entire route from Virginia to District of Columbia without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Richmond to Washington DC; ticket prices start at $22.00.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to Washington DC?

There are a couple of bus lines that have daily service from Richmond, Virginia to Washington, District of Columbia. Of these two services, Greyhound usually offers more choice, with 6 bus trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound62h 28m$29.91
OurBus12h 34m$34.47

Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?

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

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd
  • N Pine St & W Broad St

Where does the bus arrive in Washington DC?

Buses arrive in Washington DC at 3 stations, depending on which bus line you are traveling with. These are the main bus stations in Washington, District of Columbia:

  • Union Station
  • Stadium-Armory + Bus Bay H
  • Union Station, Slip 14

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bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Richmond, VA to Washington, DC
Based on 12 ratings and reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Users that traveled with Greyhound report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 60 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 12, 2019Solo travel
I was able to get my work done
Nothing really. maybe punctuality
schedule your trip so that you get to your destination a little earlier so you aren't pressed for time.
July 14, 2019Visiting family
Late and staff didn’t know what was going on.
June 7, 2019Solo travel
The price and the seat was comfortable
Greyhound customer service
June 7, 2019Visiting family
How fast I got there and how smoother the ride was.
Nothing that I can think of.
Definitely use wanderu too book your trips!

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 2 reviews
Users that traveled with OurBus report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 15, 2019Business
The driver was very helpful. This is my first time traveling alone by bus in the United States.
Nothing I can think about
If you are not sure of where you are going or where your stop is, talk to the driver as you enter the bus. They are always helpful.
August 8, 2019Visiting family
On time affordable.
The WIFI was not strong.

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