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Cheap Bus tickets from New York City, NYC to Washington DC

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New York To Washington DC Bus Tickets

Enjoy a direct bus trip from Port Authority or one of our other midtown NYC stop locations to Union Station in Washington DC. Every OurBus bus from New York City comes equipped with WiFi, power outlets, reclining seats, a sanitized bathroom and a free bottle of water. It's the easiest and most affordable bus 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.


Ticket Prices For The Bus From NYC To DC

  1. Book in advance and save! OurBus offers affordable pricing from New York, NY to DC.
  2. OurBus allows you to purchase a bus ticket from NYC to D.C. for fares as cheap as $10*.
  3. Bus tickets are mobile-friendly, and can be booked 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 for New York to Washington DC bus.

Pick UP and Drop OFF Locations

New York to Washington DC Bus Service

When travelling by bus to Washington from New York, you will depart from midtown Manhattan. Please check our website and your ticket for exact stop details.

Our stops include Port Authority Gate #23, Gate #25 or Gate #29, 375 West 42nd Street (corner of 9th Ave) or 51 Madison Ave (between 26th and 27th Streets).

These are conveniently located near Pennsylvania Station, NJ Transit, Madison Square Garden (original Penn Station where the Pennsylvania Railroad train station was located), midtown 7th avenue.

Riders of the Long Island Rail Road and Jersey Transit can connect easily by walking a few minutes or taking public transportation. For any Port Authority bus, there is a waiting room area near the gates.

The bus stop at 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 does it take on the bus from New York City to Washington DC?

A bus between New York City and Washington DC takes approximately 4.5 to 5 hours. However, this may change due to weather and traffic conditions between DC & NYC.


What is the distance between New York City and Washington DC?

The distance between NYC and DC is 226 miles.


When do the buses to Washington DC from New York leave?

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


I would like to alter my bus ticket from New York 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 to departure, please contact our customer service team for assistance.


How do I get a chartered bus rental near me in New York City?

OurBus taps into a network of high-quality bus owners and operators to be able to find you a charter bus rental in NYC and the surrounding five boroughs at the lowest price. To find out more about OurBus charter hire, see our Charter information and Submit a Request.

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