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Richmond - Silver Spring Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There are 5 intercity buses per day from Richmond to Silver Spring. Traveling by bus from Richmond to Silver Spring usually takes around 4 hours and 12 minutes, but the fastest Greyhound bus can make the trip in 3 hours and 5 minutes.

Distance103 mi (165 km)
Shortest duration3h 5m
Cheapest price$21.98
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Richmond to Silver Spring?

Bus tickets for a trip from Richmond to Silver Spring cost $28.52 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.

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JunJun

Bus tickets from Richmond to Silver Spring are expected to cost between $29 and $37 over the next four weeks. If you're planning a trip to Silver Spring within the next week, you can find the cheapest bus tickets starting from $32. Don't wait too long to book your ticket, as prices tend to rise as the travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Richmond to Silver Spring, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $27. However, taking the bus from Richmond to Silver Spring during August is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $45. The best way to find deals on a trip in August is to plan ahead and book your bus ticket as early as possible.

Prices as travel date approaches

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To save money on bus tickets, buy them as early as possible. Bus carriers usually charge higher ticket prices the closer you book to the date of travel. Book your ticket at least 29 days in advance to save up to $7.00.

What bus companies travel from Richmond to Silver Spring?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Richmond to Silver Spring that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 3 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US34h 59m$39.54
Greyhound23h 37m$33.92
  • 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 3 trips per day from Richmond to Silver Spring, and the average ticket for this route costs only .

  • 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 2 bus trips from Richmond to Silver Spring every day, with the average journey taking around 3 hours and 37 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Silver Spring usually start from $22.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 4 hours and 12 minutes to cover the 103 miles from Richmond to Silver Spring. However, the fastest bus only takes 3 hours and 5 minutes. In other words, you'll have plenty of time to rest and relax on the road. 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.

Because many passengers travel from Richmond to Silver Spring at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for buses. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Wednesday is typically the least busy day for bus travel on this route. If you're looking for some extra space on the bus, traveling mid-week is your best bet.

The first bus leaves at 1:00am and the last bus leaves at 10:00pm. To see the times for all buses from Richmond to Silver Spring, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 5 scheduled buses that travel from Richmond to Silver Spring every day, so you have a decent number of options to choose from. However, only one of these is a direct bus. With direct service, you do not have to transfer onto a different bus at any point during your trip. Direct buses also tend to be significantly faster, which is worth bearing in mind as you compare the available options.

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.

Silver Spring

Silver Spring, MD

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Silver Spring is a small town that allows you to unwind and enjoy a simple holiday away from the large cities. It is blessed with amazing green areas and parks, of which the Wheaton Regional Park offers a wonderful playground for children. If you are into culturally-inclined activities, the AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, which is a restored 1930s-era theatre, will provide a memorable experience. As you stroll around town, don’t forget to visit Washington D.C. Northern Boundary Stone, which is one of the oldest federal monuments.

For eats, Abol Ethiopian offers a unique Ethiopian twist for your dinner. If you wish to enjoy fresh seafood, check out Crisfield Seafood.

The busiest bus station in Silver Spring is the bus terminal at 8100 Fenton St, which welcomes buses operated by Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. There are no Amtrak trains that serve Silver Spring. Also, the city does not have its own dedicated airport but its close proximity to Washington, D.C. and Baltimore make it easy to fly in and out of either the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport or the Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?

Main departure station: 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

Most buses depart from the main station in Richmond.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

Where does the bus arrive in Silver Spring?

Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St  - SVSGLI-0

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Main arrival station: Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

The Bus Terminal at 8100 Fenton St in Silver Springs is a hub of intercity bus transportation for Greyhound. The station building is not huge, but it does have restrooms and vending machines inside, along with a counter to speak with Greyhound customer service staff. The station is conveniently located in the downtown area, surrounded by restaurants and convenience stores. Popular destinations from this station include New York, Newark, Philadelphia, and Atlantic City.

All bus stations in Silver Spring:

  • Bus Terminal - 8100 Fenton St

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