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Cheap Bus tickets from Newark Penn Station to Washington DC

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Enjoy a direct bus from Newark Penn Station to Washington DC. Every OurBus bus from New York City comes equipped with Wi Fi, power outlets, reclining seats, a sanitized bathroom and a free bottle of water. It's the easiest and most affordable bus from Newark to Washington DC.

Washington DC, the capital of the U.S., is situated on the banks of the Potomac River, and borders the states of Maryland and Virginia. It is known for its imposing and impressive neoclassical buildings, including the Capitol, The White House and Supreme Court. It has many museums and centers for the performing arts, including the famous Kennedy Center.

While in Washington DC, be sure to check out the many museums scattered throughout the area including the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Museum of American History, Smithsonian Museum of Natural History, the International Spy Museum and Postal Museum. 

For those that enjoy shopping, take a stroll over to the Georgetown area, with many high-end shops and restaurants. From there, head across the Key Bridge into Rosslyn and Arlington where you can have perfect viewing of planes landing at Washington Reagan Airport.

For more information on top attractions, places to stay, ways to travel within DC, nightlife and shopping options see our city guide to Washington DC.



  1. Book in advance and save! OurBus offers affordable pricing from Newark, NJ to DC.
  2. You can expect to pay fares as cheap as $11* for bus tickets Newark to Washington DC. If you are looking for cheap bus tickets from Jersey to Washington, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the high-quality bus service that we provide.
  3. Ticket bookings are hassle-free, mobile-friendly, and can be made online at OurBus.com or on the OurBus app on iOS or Android.
  4. Our drop-down calendar allows you to schedule your trip by offering the best prices for your chosen dates of travel on the Newark Penn Station to Washington DC bus.



When traveling by bus from Newark, NJ, to DC, you will depart from Raymond Plaza East, between Ferry St. and Edison Pl. (adjacent to Newark Penn Station).

This is conveniently located near NJ Transit and provides an easy option since you cannot take NJ Transit to Washington DC.

The bus station in DC is located at Union Station Bus Terminal, Slip 14.

Prior to the bus?s arrival and even during your journey, you can track the precise location and time of arrival for your specific bus. Simply click on the link that is included in your confirmation ticket email.


How long is the intercity bus trip on the New Jersey to Washington, DC bus?

Bus service from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. takes approximately 4 hours 30 minutes, about 15 minutes less than the time from Port Authority in NYC to DC. However, this may change due to weather and traffic conditions.


What is the driving distance between Newark and DC?

The distance between Newark, New Jersey and Washington is 217 miles.


What is the bus schedule from Newark, NJ to DC?

The departure times and ETA are available on OurBus.com or the OurBus App once you search for your origin and destination.


Can I charge electronic devices on the bus?

Every bus company we work with will provide a bus that has tamper resistant wall outlets at your seat. Typically there are 2-outlet power strips which are shared between the two seats, 1 for each person. If you need to charge a device with a USB (ex. smart phone), bring a plug for an electrical outlet which has a USB port as there are always direct USB ports. Voltage converters are not available.


I would like to alter my ticket from Newark, NJ to DC to an earlier or later time or date. What do I do with my original ticket?

If your scheduled departure is more than 30 minutes away, you can simply cancel your original ticket on our website/app and transfer the money as stored credit to OurBus Wallet. This credit will reflect in your Wallet immediately and you can use this to book another ticket on our website/app. You?ll need to pay the difference in fare, if any, for a new reservation.

Within 30 minutes of departure, please contact our customer service team for assistance.

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