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Timetable New York City to Washington, DC

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The fastest buses from New York City to Washington, DC

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Fastest Journey

4 h 20 m

Average

5 h 17 m

Buses per day

16

Distance

328 km

Of the 16 buses that leave New York City for Washington, DC every day 15 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct buses cover the 328 km distance in an average of 5 h 17 m but if you time it right, some buses will get you there in just 4 h 20 m .

The slowest buses will take 11 h 5 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

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03:00PMNew York City4h20 07:20PMWashington, DC
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09:30AMNew York City4h20 01:50PMWashington, DC
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07:00AMNew York City4h20 11:20AMWashington, DC
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$481One-way
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04:00PMNew York City4h30 08:30PMWashington, DC
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$561One-way
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04:00PMNew York City4h30 08:30PMWashington, DC
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Prices across different modes

Tue
Jun 15
$77Amtrak
$43Peter Pan Bus
$264gojet airlines
Wed
Jun 16
$77Amtrak
$43Peter Pan Bus
$264United
Thu
Jun 17
$100Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$264gojet airlines
Fri
Jun 18
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$32OurBus
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Jun 19
$100Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$264United
Sun
Jun 20
$100Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$264United
Mon
Jun 21
$78Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$221air wisconsin
Tue
Jun 22
$44Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$221air wisconsin
Wed
Jun 23
$44Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$200American Airlines
Thu
Jun 24
$44Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$221air wisconsin
Fri
Jun 25
$78Amtrak
$31Flixbus
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Jun 26
$33Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$200American Airlines
Sun
Jun 27
$44Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$257United
Mon
Jun 28
$78Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$210gojet airlines
Tue
Jun 29
$33Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$137American Airlines
Wed
Jun 30
$33Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$137Republic Airlines
Thu
Jul 1
$78Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$137American Airlines
Fri
Jul 2
$133Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$137American Airlines
Sat
Jul 3
$33Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$137American Airlines
Sun
Jul 4
$44Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$137American Airlines
Mon
Jul 5
$78Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$137American Airlines

The cheapest buses from New York City to Washington, DC

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Cheapest

$43

Average

$47

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from New York City to Washington, DC will cost around $ 47 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 43.

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New York City to Washington, DC Bus Information

Avg. Bus Duration
4 hours 29 minutes
Coach Ticket Price: $39
Buses depart from:New York City
Bus arrives in:Washington, DC
Distance:328 km
Bus Companies:OurBus, Peter Pan Bus, Flixbus, Vamoose Bus, Greyhound
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New York City to Washington, DC with FlixBus

Travel from New York City to Washington, DC from $19 (€15) with Omio’s bus partners FlixBus! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most convenient route for you.

FlixBus

Flixbus is one of Europe's biggest bus companies which was created in Germany and offers bus services around Europe and US. Flixbus offers only one ticket type called Standard for your upcoming bus trip from New York City to Washington, DC.

Find the perfect FlixBus bus between New York City and Washington, DC for a smooth and relaxing journey. Omio makes it convenient for you to check the latest FlixBus bus schedules and compare the cheapest, fastest or earliest bus between New York City and Washington, DC. You can also check relevant travel information for the FlixBus bus, such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard, depending on the class fare you choose. Once you find the ideal route, book your cheap FlixBus bus tickets online. You can expect to travel around 203 miles (328 km) on this route and your FlixBus New York City to Washington, DC bus ticket can cost as little as $19 (€15) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for FlixBus tickets between New York City and Washington, DC in the Omio app, you can quickly see if they are mobile tickets so that you can travel paperless. Buy your official FlixBus bus tickets online quickly and easily on Omio and enjoy the travel experience!

These are FlixBus' ticket policies for COVID-19 for the bus from New York City to Washington, DC:

  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • All bookings can be canceled up to 15 minutes before departure (a fee may apply).
  • Cancellations made 30 days before departure are free of charge.
  • Canceled tickets are refunded as a voucher, which is valid for 12 months, and is the value of the original booking (minus a cancellation fee, if applicable).
  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended

Bus from New York to Washington DC

Catching the bus from New York to Washington DC offers travelers a cheap mode of transport between the two cities. The route from New York to Washington DC is one of the most popular in America with hundreds making the trip daily. The distance between the two cities is 227 miles (approximately 365 km). This distance is covered in an average travel time of four hours and 30 minutes.

How long is the journey by bus from New York to Washington DC?

The journey by bus from New York to Washington DC takes between four hours and 30 minutes and five hours. However, the fastest bus on this route takes four hours and 15 minutes to arrive at its destination in Washington DC. Buses from New York to Washington DC have a stopover along the way but there are no changes. Thus, travelers get to retain their seats and enjoy the trip.

How many buses are there from New York to Washington DC?

There are numerous trips by bus from New York to Washington DC. The number of buses operating between the two cities differs according to the day of the week. There are five different schedules for buses on weekdays. During the weekend, these schedules increase by up to two times per day as there are more travelers between the two cities. The number of weekly trips by bus from New York to Washington DC on average is over 40 trips.

What are the departure and arrival stations for buses from New York to Washington DC?

Departure bus station: The bus from New York to Washington DC departs from different points in New York. Ourbus operates buses between the two cities that depart from Port Authority Bus Terminal which is three miles (approximately 4.8 km) from downtown New York. This terminal has facilities such as power outlets, free WiFI, and parking. Gobuses from New York to Washington DC depart from West 30th Street between 9th and 10th Avenues.

Arrival bus station: Buses operated by Ourbus arrive at Union Station while those operated by GoBus end their journey at L'Enfant Plaza and Market Park in Washington DC. Union Station is located 2 miles (approximately 3.2 km) from the city center. L' Enfant Plaza is 1.4 miles (approximately 2.3 km) from the city center while Market Park is located in the city center. L' Enfant Plaza and Union Station have souvenir shops and eateries.

Which bus providers travel from New York to Washington DC?

Travel from New York to Washington DC is facilitated by two bus companies, OurBus and GoBus. Buses on this route are direct connections between the two cities with stopovers along the way while others are express connections. GoBus has the fastest buses on the route from New York to Washington DC. Buses on this route offer the same services. The difference between them is the amount of time they take from New York to Washington DC and the different departure points.

GoBus New York to Washington DC

GoBus buses from New York to Washington DC are the busiest carriers on the route. These buses offer more weekly schedules than any other company operating between the two cities. GoBus operates trips between the two cities are express connections while others are long-distance trips with a maximum of two stopovers along the way. Those with stopovers have no changes thus passengers travel on the same bus throughout the journey.

Ourbus New York to Washington DC

Buses operated by Ourbus from New York to Washington DC make four daily trips between the two cities. Ourbus has both express and long-distance trips. Express trips provide direct connections between New York and Washington DC while the long-distance trips have stopovers along the way. These stopovers happen in Philadelphia with the longest taking up to one hour before travelers can resume the journey.

New York to Washington DC Bus: Services on board

While onboard a bus from New York to Washington DC, travelers get to enjoy comfortable seats in clean buses. These seats can be reclined for extra comfort during the journey. Each traveler receives a free bottle of water to help keep hydrated during the trip. Travelers are also allowed up to 50 lbs. of luggage. Buses from both companies operating on this route have power outlets and free WiFi. Travelers with disabilities are allowed to bring their wheelchairs and service dogs during the trip. Travelers are required to indicate their disability during booking for the trip by bus from New York to Washington DC. Buses on this route have designated spaces for wheelchair users. Those traveling with service dogs are required to keep them close throughout the journey so as not to disrupt the comfort of other travelers.

Buses from New York City to Washington, DC
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FAQs
How much are cheap buses to Washington, DC from New York City?
Bus tickets to Washington, DC from New York City for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $19 (€15)  one way in the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a bus between New York City and Washington, DC?
The New York City to Washington, DC bus ticket price is on average $28 (€22)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next week.
How many miles is it from New York City to Washington, DC by bus?
The bus distance from New York City to Washington, DC is around 203 miles (328 km).
How long is a bus from New York City to Washington, DC on average?
On average the New York City to Washington, DC bus time is 4 h  covering the 203 miles (328 km) long journey, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Which bus providers can take me to Washington, DC from New York City?
For the journey from New York City to Washington, DC you can take a bus with Flixbus. Be sure to check out all possible bus providers that offer services between New York City and Washington, DC on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Is there a direct bus from New York City to Washington, DC?
Yes, you can search for direct buses from New York City to Washington, DC on Omio with OurBus, Greyhound, Peter Pan Bus or Vamoose Bus, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct bus services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your bus ticket.
When does the first bus depart from New York City to Washington, DC? When does the last bus depart from New York City to Washington, DC?
The earliest bus departing from New York City to Washington, DC leaves at 3: 00 PM. The last bus departing from New York City to Washington, DC leaves at 10: 00 PM. You can find the latest New York City to Washington, DC bus schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
When should I purchase the New York City to Washington, DC bus for the best deals on tickets?
The price of a one way bus ticket from New York City to Washington, DC is on average $28 (€22) if you buy within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for buses from all possible bus providers offering this trip. In general, you can find bus tickets from New York City to Washington, DC available a few months in advance.