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Book Philadelphia to Washington DC Bus Tickets


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Enjoy a premium bus from Philly to DC with OurBus. Travel from Philadelphia to Washington DC in the comfort of a modern charter-style bus with Free Wi Fi, power outlets, reclining seats, a sanitized restroom and a free bottle of water when you board. This is a bus trip that you'll actually enjoy.

Washington DC, the capital of the United States, 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, but not limited to the Kennedy Center.

Explore these historic landmarks on your own, with a tour guide or on a big bus tour throughout DC. No matter how you do it, you'll be amazing with the rich history of the United States.

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.

Looking for something off the beaten path? Check out the International Spy Museum with cool gadgets from James Bond and actual historical artifacts. You can even participate in an hour-long interactive spy adventure. Spies have played an integral role in America's history. Starting with the American Revolution, George Washington's infamous ring of spies helped him to gain an advantage over the British.

Are you more into transportation history and art? Head over to the Dupont Underground. It's a network of abandoned trolley tunnels that have now transitioned into an art space. Enter next to the Starbucks on 19th street and enjoy the many installations from local DC artists. Perfect for a day trip in DC and a few new Instagram posts to impress your friends.

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 Philadelphia to Washington bus tickets.

  2. OurBus allows you to purchase a cheap bus ticket from Philadelphia to DC for fares as low as $14*.

  3. Ticket bookings are hassle-free, mobile-friendly, and can be made online at OurBus.com or on the OurBus app.

  4. Our drop down calendar allows you to schedule your trip by offering the best prices for your chosen dates of travel from Philadelphia to DC.

  5. OurBus only works with the highest quality bus companies for all of our bus lines.



When taking the Philadelphia to Washington DC bus, you will depart from University City (Ludlow St., west of 38th St.).

This stop is much closer than 1001 Filbert Street for UPenn students, CHoP employees and anyone west of the Schuylkill River!

There are easy connections to SEPTA buses, and the Market-Frankford Line at 40th Street Station.

In DC, the arrival bus station 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 or download the OurBus app on iOS or Android.


How long does the bus take from Philadelphia to DC?

The bus journey from Philadelphia to DC takes approximately 3 hours. However, this may change due to weather and traffic conditions.


What is the distance of the bus route between Philadelphia to DC?

The distance between Philadelphia and DC is 139 miles.


When does the bus leave from Philadelphia to DC?

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



I would like to alter my ticket from Philadelphia 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 only 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.

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