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Springfield - Washington DC Bus Schedule

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Journey Information

There is one daily bus from Springfield to Washington DC. Traveling by bus from Springfield to Washington DC usually takes around 30 minutes, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.

Distance11 mi (18 km)
Shortest duration0h 30m
Cheapest price$6.99
Trips per day1
Most frequent serviceGreyhound
Bus lines1

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

Bus tickets for a trip from Springfield to Washington DC cost $7.99 on average. This is an excellent value for the 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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Bus tickets from Springfield to Washington DC are usually around $8 and prices do not fluctuate very much throughout the year.

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 18 days in advance to save $0.19 or more on your ticket, compared to booking at the last minute.

What bus companies travel from Springfield to Washington DC?

There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Springfield to Washington DC. Greyhound is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Greyhound10h 30m$8.13
  • 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 Springfield to Washington every day, with the average journey taking around 0 hours and 30 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Washington usually start from $7.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of 30 minutes to cover the 11 miles from Springfield to Washington DC. It's a short trip that goes by very quickly. 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.

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, 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.

There is usually only one bus per day from Springfield to Washington DC. It leaves the station in Springfield at 2:00pm each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.

There is usually only one bus per day from Springfield to Washington DC. Fortunately, this happens to be a direct bus, meaning that you do not have to get on a different bus at any point during your trip.

City Information

Springfield

Springfield, which was created as a station on the Orange and Alexandria Railroad in 1847, is the principal business center in the southern area of Fairfax County. Springfield, located in Virginia, is a pleasant town with plenty of indoor and outdoor entertainment options.

Lake Accotink is a great place to visit for the dam, lake surrounding walks, and picnicking. Parks, easy access to fishing, hiking paths, kayaking, and paddle boat rentals surround the Lake Accotink reservoir. The St. James Sports, Wellness, and Entertainment Complex also has internet films to keep you entertained during these periods.

If you prefer shopping and dining, Springfield Town Center should be on your list of places to visit. The Springfield Town Center offers a wide range of shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities. Lake parks, zipline, golf courses, fight adventures, and lots more.

In terms of transportation, you can catch a bus, rent a bike or get in a taxi. The nearest train station is Amtrak Autotrain, with trips from the Amtrak Vermonter, Amtrak Lake Shore Limited, and Northeast Regional. These rail services connect from New Haven, Rensselaer, Chicago, and Windsor Locks. Greyhound provides most of the intercity bus transportation, with routes from Springfield to Tucson, Phoenix, Fredericksburg, San Antonio, and Washington. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is only 15 miles away, and the Washington Dulles International Airport is 27 miles away.

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 Springfield?

Main departure station: Springfield Bus Stop, VA

Most buses depart from the main station in Springfield.

All bus stations in Springfield:

  • Springfield Bus Stop, VA

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

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