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Richmond - Baltimore Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 11 intercity buses per day from Richmond to Baltimore. Traveling by bus from Richmond to Baltimore usually takes around 3 hours and 5 minutes, but the fastest Wanda Coach bus can make the trip in just one hour and 25 minutes.

Distance129 mi (207 km)
Shortest duration1h 25m
Cheapest price$17.99
Trips per day11
Most frequent serviceWanda Coach
Bus lines3

Bus Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for buses from Richmond to Baltimore

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.4

4.0

Maryum

July 26, 2019- Solo travel

CoachRun

Not much legroom and the drivers weren't too clear about the itinerary (where we'd stop before the destination, for how long, etc.)

Not much legroom and the drivers weren't too clear about the itinerary (where we'd stop before the destination, for how long, etc.)

1.0

Nicholas

July 9, 2019

Greyhound

My bus was running 4 hours late. Nobody at Greyhound knew where it was until an hour after it was supposed to arrive. I had to miss my bus because of other travel plans. And they did not refund my ticket.

My bus was running 4 hours late. Nobody at Greyhound knew where it was until an hour after it was supposed to arrive. I had to miss my bus because of other travel plans. And they did not refund my ticket.

How much is a bus ticket from Richmond to Baltimore?

$35.04 is the average price of a bus ticket from Richmond to Baltimore. Taking a bus is an affordable way to make this trip. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next four weeks, the average ticket price of a bus from Richmond to Baltimore is expected to range from $38 to $42. If you are looking to travel to Baltimore within the next week, you can find bus tickets starting from $38. The cheapest bus tickets in the next month are $38 and can be found on May 16, 2022.

Monthly average prices

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The lowest bus ticket prices on this route can usually be found in February. That’s when the average price of a bus ticket is expected to be just $35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Richmond to Baltimore in December, expect to spend more on your bus trip, as the average ticket price may surge to $39 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you can still score a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Most bus companies charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel, so it’s a good idea to buy your bus tickets as early as possible. The best way to find cheap bus tickets is to book at least 27 days in advance. By doing so, you can expect to save $3.34 on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to Baltimore?

There are 3 bus lines from Richmond to Baltimore available for you to search and compare on Wanderu. With 5 daily trips, Wanda Coach usually has the most buses running on any given day. Here are some time and price comparisons for all the available options:

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US13h 29m$20.21
Greyhound53h 47m$47.41
Wanda Coach52h 36m$38.67
  • FlixBus US

    FlixBus US

    FlixBus US is the American branch of German bus company FlixBus, known for providing sustainable, affordable, and modern bus travel. The company offers cheap bus tickets to popular urban destinations throughout the United States. FlixBus US buses include many amenities, including comfortable seats, free WiFi, power outlets at every seat, and an online portal for free entertainment. On average, FlixBus US operates 1 trips per day from Richmond to Baltimore, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • Greyhound

    Greyhound

    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 5 bus trips from Richmond to Baltimore every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 47 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Baltimore usually start from $36.

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  • Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach

    Wanda Coach is one of the leading Chinatown bus carriers in the U.S. The company offers 5 daily bus trips to and from more than 70 cities across the East Coast and the Midwest. With bus ticket prices starting from $35 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 Richmond and Baltimore.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by bus from Richmond to Baltimore 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.

In addition, federal law requires all bus passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the bus.

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 Richmond to Baltimore?

The bus takes an average of 3 hours and 5 minutes to cover the 129 miles from Richmond to Baltimore. However, the fastest bus only takes an hour and 25 minutes. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. 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?

Tuesday is usually the day of the week when buses are busiest. If you are planning to travel on a Tuesday, 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 11:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Richmond to Baltimore, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

How many bus schedules are there most days?

There are 11 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to Baltimore 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 Richmond to Baltimore without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Richmond to Baltimore; ticket prices start at $14.00.

City Information

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Baltimore

Baltimore is a seaport in Maryland best known for its crab cakes and baseball legend, Babe Ruth. As there is plenty to see in Charm City, you'll be singing "Good Morning, Baltimore'' as soon as you experience all of the sights and activities this quirky town has to offer.

Some of Baltimore's most impressive attractions are centered in and around Inner Harbor. This scenic waterfront is filled with historic ships, dating as far back as the Civil War in the case of the USS Constellation. Alongside shops and restaurants, Inner Harbor also hosts the National Aquarium, the Maryland Science Center, and several entertainment venues where you can catch live music. Enjoy a bird's-eye view of the harbor from atop Federal Hill Park, or if you prefer the view that inspired "The Star Spangled Banner," head out to Fort McHenry, known for its role in the War of 1812.

Baltimore is one of the stops on Wanderu's recommended East Coast wine tour, but don't worry about racking up a hefty tab; luckily, Baltimore is also one of the cheapest drinking cities in the U.S., with the cheapest bottle of beer going for just $1.42. Enjoy your wine or beer along the Avenue in Hampden, a neighborhood known for its hipster bars, restaurants, and boutiques.

Ready to plan your Baltimore adventure? Numerous bus and train options make Baltimore affordably accessible by ground transportation, and Baltimore-Washington International Airport not only offers hundreds of daily flights, it also is one of the best airports for food in the U.S.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?

Main departure station: 5221 Brook Rd

Buses to Baltimore leave from 3 stations in Richmond.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 5221 Brook Rd

  • Bus Terminal - 2910 N Blvd

  • 70 North 3rd Street

Where does the bus arrive in Baltimore?

Baltimore, MD - Baltimore Downtown Bus Station (2110 Haines St) - BALGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

The bus terminal located at 2110 Haines St is the main bus station in Baltimore. Opened in 2016, the station serves as the main stop near Downtown Baltimore for the two largest bus carriers that conduct trips in and out of the city – Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. The station is served by only one line of Baltimore’s transit bus network. However, a connection is also available to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County bus system. As there aren’t many food options near the Baltimore Bus Terminal, we suggest bringing your own sandwich if you think you’ll get hungry during your trip.

All bus stations in Baltimore:

  • Bus Terminal - 2110 Haines St

  • 5501 O'Donnell St Cut-off

  • 4701 O'Donnell St

  • 400 Ponca St.

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