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PHL — WAS
Feb 26 — Mar 41
1 adult
Mon 2/26

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With transfers
2h 55m
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With transfers
3h 25m
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With transfers
3h 25m
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With transfers
3h 25m
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2h 55m
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2h 55m
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Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. bus information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and bus companies that offer buses from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

Round-trip from

$11

One-way from

$5

Avg travel time

2h 55m

Popular bus line

Megabus
Bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. found within the last 3 days start at $11 round-trip
The cheapest one-way bus ticket starts at $5. This price was found within the last 3 days.
The average bus ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. is 2h 55m
Megabus and Bus service this route

Philadelphia Bus Station Directory

Location of major bus stations in Philadelphia
Philadelphia Nrg/at&t Subway StationPhiladelphia, 39.90479, -75.17345
Philadelphia Northeast PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, 40.04121, -75.05509
Philadelphia Convention CenterPhiladelphia, 39.964, -75.133
Philadelphia Jfk & BroadPhiladelphia, 39.953346, -75.16333
Philadelphia Spring Garden StationPhiladelphia, 39.96235494262216, -75.16169381614684
Philadelphia Columbus CrossingPhiladelphia, 39.926373, -75.14159

Washington, D.C. Bus Station Directory

Location of major bus stations in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. Aberdeen Greyhound stationWashington, D.C., 39.509583, -76.16452
Washington, D.C. 19th St + G StWashington, D.C., 38.898335, -77.04361
Washington, D.C. Baltimore North Point BlvdWashington, D.C., 39.29222, -76.51341
Washington, D.C. College Park College Park, MdWashington, D.C., 39.000748, -76.93032
Washington, D.C. Baltimore White Marsh Park & Ride - 8476 Honeygo BlvdWashington, D.C., 39.3773, -76.46077
Washington, D.C. Madame Tussauds MuseumWashington, D.C., 38.89809, -77.02604

Book round-trip bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Megabus
Apr 23
5:50 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
8:45 amWashington, D.C. Union
Apr 26
9:20 pmWashington, D.C. Union
2h 55m
12:15 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
Megabus
Mar 24
12:50 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
3:45 amWashington, D.C. Union
Mar 25
1:20 amWashington, D.C. Union
2h 55m
4:15 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
Megabus
Apr 12
3:40 pmPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
3h 25m
7:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Apr 16
1:20 amWashington, D.C. Union
2h 55m
4:15 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
Megabus
Mar 24
12:50 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
3:45 amWashington, D.C. Union
Mar 26
4:50 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 10m
8:00 pmPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
Bus
Mar 8
1:20 pmPhiladelphia Spring Garden
3h 05m
4:25 pmSilver Spring Transit Center
Mar 10
11:50 amSilver Spring Transit Center
2h 50m
2:40 pmPhiladelphia Spring Garden
Megabus
Apr 4
1:50 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
4:45 amWashington, D.C. Union
Apr 8
9:20 pmWashington, D.C. Union
2h 55m
12:15 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station

Book one-way bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find bus tickets by date.
Megabus
Mar 21
8:55 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
11:50 amWashington, D.C. Union
Megabus
Apr 11
3:40 pmPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
3h 25m
7:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Megabus
Apr 25
3:40 pmPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
3h 25m
7:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Megabus
Apr 25
3:40 pmPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
3h 25m
7:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Megabus
Mar 24
12:50 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
3:45 amWashington, D.C. Union
Megabus
Apr 12
12:50 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
3:45 amWashington, D.C. Union

Choose the best way to get from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

Buses

1h 55m
$5 one-way$11 round-trip
Nonstop · from $111 stop · from $10

Distance to downtown

ZWU1.7 mi

Trains

1h 38m
$8 one-way$16 round-trip
Nonstop · from $16

Distance to downtown

ZWU1.7 mi

Flights

1h 07m
$72 one-way$101 round-trip
1 stop · from $79

Distance to downtown

BWI8.5 mi

FAQs for booking bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

What amenities are offered on buses travelling from Philadelphia to Washington?

For buses to Washington from Philadelphia, bus providers offer many options to make your trip enjoyable. You also have a number of bus carriers to choose from when taking a bus from Philadelphia. The spacious cabins give you plenty of room during your trip, and the plush, adjustable seats can fully recline for sleeping or just relaxing. Most bus services offer different fare options such as value or premium fares that can save you money. Charging stations are at every seat so you can keep your devices charged, and reading lights give you the option of reading when it’s dark.

Can I bring a pet on board the bus from Philadelphia to Washington?

For buses from Philadelphia to Washington, most bus providers will not allow pets to travel on the bus. While you can check with your carrier, most countries won’t allow pets to travel by bus either. Pets can be transported by train, so one option is to transport your pet by train. There are also pet shippers that can safely transport your pet to Washington, too. Bus companies don’t allow pets onboard due to safety reasons and because buses are not as spacious as trains. For therapy animals, you can check with your bus provider when booking tickets to see if an exception can be made for your trip to Washington.

When does the first and last bus depart from Philadelphia to Washington?

After booking bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, you can always get immediate bus information on the momondo app, but at least four Greyhound buses depart daily for buses from Philadelphia to Washington. The trip averages around four hours and all routes are direct with no stops. The first bus departs at approximately 12:30 p.m. and the final bus around 7:50 p.m. You might find that some of the later buses are quicker, but this depends on your day of travel and whether it’s a weekend or holiday. Traffic is a large factor in bus travel times, but this route is generally efficient. If you’re hungry, there are plenty of restaurants near the station.

What do I need before boarding a bus from Philadelphia to Washington?

For your bus to Washington from Philadelphia, make certain you have all the proper documents before you book your bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington. You will need a printed copy of your cheap bus ticket or confirmation number. This can be a digital copy or a printed paper copy. You also must show your driver’s license or a second form of identification. This can be an insurance card or government ID. Federal law mandates random ticket checks during the bus journey, so make certain you always have all the documents on you. If you are crossing a border after your destination city, make sure to have a valid passport.

What luggage can I bring on a bus from Philadelphia?

When you travel in Greyhound buses from Philadelphia to Washington, you’ll never have to worry about losing your luggage because it’s on the bus with you. You can bring one carry-on bag and small items like umbrellas or canes can be stored in the overhead compartment. You can also bring one bag for under the bus storage, and additional bags for a small fee. If you book the Flexible Fare, your second bag is stored for free. Luggage must meet weight and size requirements, and you can inquire about limitations when booking your bus ticket. On your bus to Washington from Philadelphia your luggage is secure and worry-free.

How much does a bus ticket from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. cost?

A ticket from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. for this week starts from $5 one-way. The cost of your ticket may vary depending on when you book, so we recommend you plan early. $10 is what you can expect to pay for a bus ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. one-way.

How long is the bus ride from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

The most time-efficient journey by bus from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. currently available is 2h 55m. Megabus is one of the fastest options available.

When should I purchase the bus tickets from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

Currently, bus tickets prices from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. are generally similar no matter when you choose to book them. Prices are $10 one-way on average.

Which bus companies operate between Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

Megabus and Bus will take you from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.. Megabus has been recently found as the cheapest option from $11 round-trip.

How far is Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. by bus?

The straight-line distance from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. is 123.7 mi. The actual distance by bus will change based on the roads and any traffic, closures, roadwork or tolls that may impact the driver’s route. The bus takes 2h 55m, normally.

Is a bus the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

The quickest way is to book a flight from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., which can be as quick as 1h 04m onboard American Airlines. You can also get a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C., or a bus from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. which can take you longer to arrive at your destination.

Is a bus the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

A bus from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a flight from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. starting at $101, or consider a train from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. starting at $16. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.


Megabus buses from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.

Our best Megabus deals on Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. bus tickets
Megabus
Apr 23
ZFV5:50 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
ZWU8:45 amWashington, D.C. Union
Apr 26
ZWU9:20 pmWashington, D.C. Union
2h 55m
ZFV12:15 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
Megabus
Apr 4
ZFV1:50 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
ZWU4:45 amWashington, D.C. Union
Apr 8
ZWU9:20 pmWashington, D.C. Union
2h 55m
ZFV12:15 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
Megabus
Mar 19
ZFV8:55 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station
2h 55m
ZWU11:50 amWashington, D.C. Union
Mar 25
ZWU1:20 amWashington, D.C. Union
2h 55m
ZFV4:15 amPhiladelphia 30th Street Station

More bus options to Washington, D.C.

Besides Philadelphia there are other cities with transportation to Washington, D.C.. See below for more options.
Buses to Washington, D.C. from Chicago
Fastest travel time20h 10m
Cheapest price$134
Buses to Washington, D.C. from Boston
Fastest travel time10h 00m
Cheapest price$64
Buses to Washington, D.C. from New York
Fastest travel time4h 15m
Cheapest price$85
Buses to Washington, D.C. from Richmond
Fastest travel time2h 15m
Cheapest price$40
Buses to Washington, D.C. from Lynchburg
Fastest travel time5h 05m
Cheapest price$200

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