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Journey Information

There are 3 intercity buses per day from Williamsburg to Richmond. Traveling by bus from Williamsburg to Richmond usually takes around one hour, but the fastest FlixBus US bus can make the trip in 55 minutes.

Distance44 mi (71 km)
Shortest duration0h 55m
Cheapest price$18.49
Trips per day3
Most frequent serviceFlixBus US
Bus lines2

How much is a bus ticket from Williamsburg to Richmond?

Bus tickets for a trip from Williamsburg to Richmond cost $18.49 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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If you're on the hunt for the cheapest bus tickets from Williamsburg to Richmond, mark your calendar for June. During this period, you can expect to find the lowest average ticket price of the year, just $19. However, taking the bus from Williamsburg to Richmond during December is not so cheap. This time of year, ticket prices often reach an average of $26. The best way to find deals on a trip in December 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 24 days in advance to save up to $1.61.

What bus companies travel from Williamsburg to Richmond?

There are two bus lines that have daily service from Williamsburg to Richmond that you can compare and book on Wanderu. Of these two carriers, FlixBus US usually offers more choice, with 2 scheduled trips per day.

BusDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
FlixBus US21h 0m$20.15
Greyhound11h 0m$19.26
  • 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 2 trips per day from Williamsburg to Richmond, 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 1 bus trips from Williamsburg to Richmond every day, with the average journey taking around 1 hours and 0 minutes to complete. Bus tickets for Greyhound trips to Richmond usually start from $18.

Frequently Asked Questions

The bus takes an average of one hour to cover the 44 miles from Williamsburg to Richmond. However, the fastest bus only takes 55 minutes. You'll have just enough time for a small nap on this relatively short bus trip. 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.

Friday is the busiest travel day for buses as people head from Williamsburg to Richmond for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, 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.

The first bus leaves at 5:00am and the last bus leaves at 9:00am. To see the times for all buses from Williamsburg to Richmond, enter your specific travel dates in the search bar.

There are 3 scheduled buses that travel from Williamsburg to Richmond 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 Williamsburg to Richmond without transferring.

Need more travel options? Consider taking the train from Williamsburg to Richmond; ticket prices start at $12.00.

City Information

Williamsburg

Colonial Williamsburg, one of America's most well-known living history towns, is not a replica or a collection of structures from other locations. Instead, from 1705 until 1779, this was the capital of the colony (and eventually the state) of Virginia. It's now a museum that recreates bygone periods in their original setting and includes many of the historic buildings. Others have been painstakingly reconstructed or repaired at their original locations. Actors (or maybe time travelers?) wander around the reconstructed area dressed in 18th-century garb and going about their daily lives.

But Williamsburg isn't only for history nerds, and the Revolution isn't the only thing to see. The city's tourist attractions are two renowned museums of art, Busch Gardens theme park, and a water park.

In terms of transport, buses, trains, and airports are available. Buses come from major cities like Newark, Atlantic City, Philadelphia, New York, and even Houston via Greyhound. For train tickets, the Amtrak Northeast Regional connects from Washington D.C., Richmond, St Louis, and more. The main train and bus station is Williamsburg Transportation Center. Williamsburg International Airport is only 17 miles away from downtown Williamsburg. Other airports, such as Norfolk International Airport and Richmond International Airport, are options but a bit further away.

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.

Station Information

Where does the bus leave from in Williamsburg?

Main departure station: 468 N Boundary St

Most buses depart from the main station in Williamsburg.

All bus stations in Williamsburg:

  • 468 N Boundary St

Where does the bus arrive in Richmond?

Main arrival station: 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

All buses from Williamsburg arrive at one main station in Richmond.

All bus stations in Richmond:

  • 2910 N Arthur Ashe Blvd

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