United States Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Guide Things To Do Essentials Restaurants Nightlife Where to Stay Neighborhoods Events Getaways All Washington, D.C. Options for Bus Travel From Washington, D.C. to New York City By Rachel Cooper Rachel Cooper Facebook LinkedIn Twitter Rachel Cooper is a travel writer who has lived in the Washington, D.C., area for more than 25 years. She is also the author of several books covering the capital and mid-Atlantic regions. TripSavvy's editorial guidelines Updated on 01/10/19 Share Pin Email Mr.TinDC/Flickr/CC BY 2.0 Traveling by bus from Washington, D.C. to New York City is becoming increasingly popular and remarkably cheap. A bus trip from D.C. to NYC takes about four hours and round-trip fares typically cost between $25 to $50. The buses are convenient and relatively hassle-free. You can often easily make last-minute reservations and get a seat, depending on the time of day. Keep in mind when planning a trip, that buses are affected by traffic so you should try to avoid the busiest travel times whenever possible. Here is a guide to bus companies that provide service between these two cities. Note that the bus stop locations change periodically and confirm the stop location when you make a reservation. BestBus (formerly DC2NY) DC bus stops: 20th St. and Massachusetts Ave. NW (Dupont Circle) and Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE Washington, D.C. NYC bus stop: Penn Station at 417 W. 34th St. New York, NY Details and amenities: New buses, free Wi-Fi, flash sales, reward program BoltBus D.C. bus stops: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE and DuPont Circle, 1610 Connecticut Ave., NW Washington, D.C. NYC bus stops: 101 6th Ave., 672 1st Ave., 11th Ave. and W. 36th St., and 230 W. 36th St. New York, NY Also departs from the Greenbelt Metrorail Intermodal Station and Baltimore’s Maryland Ave. Station Details and amenities: Reserved seating, free standard Wi-Fi, power outlets, leather seats, ultra-cheap promotional fares Hola Bus D.C. bus stop: 715 H St. NW Washington, D.C. NYC bus stops: 7th Ave. and 31st St., 7th Ave. and W. 33rd St., 28 Allen St. New York, NY Also departs from Rockville and Baltimore, Maryland Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, reclining seats, television, fully air-conditioned Megabus D.C. bus stop: Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave., NE Washington, D.C. NYC bus stop: arrives at 7th Ave. and 28th St. and departs from 34th St. between 11th Ave. and 12th Ave. New York, NY Also departs from Baltimore (White Marsh), MD. Details and amenities: Almost two dozen daily trips, frequent departure times, free Wi-Fi, reclining seats, ultra-cheap promotional fares Tripper Bus Service Maryland and Virginia bus stops: 4681 Willow Ln. Bethesda, MD and 1901 N. Moore St. Arlington, VA NYC bus stop: 254 W. 31st St. New York, NY Details and amenities: New buses, free Wi-Fi, ultra-cheap promotional fares Vamoose Maryland and Virginia bus stops: 7401 Waverly St. Bethesda, MD and 1801 N. Lynn St. Arlington, VA NYC bus stop: Penn Station (7th Ave. corner of W. 30th St.) New York, NY Details and amenities: Free Wi-Fi, power outlets, reward program Washington Deluxe D.C. bus stops: 1610 Connecticut Ave. NW (Dupont Circle) and 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE (Union Station) Washington, D.C. NYC bus stops: 202 W. 36th St. (Penn Station) and 122 Allen St. New York, NY Also departs from Arlington (Pentagon City), VA and Brooklyn, NY Details and amenities: Walk-ins welcome, reservations guarantee seats, free Wi-Fi, reward program You can also travel between D.C. and NYC by train on Amtrak on the 457-mile Northeast Corridor that runs between D.C. and Boston. Keep in mind that a train ticket is more expensive than a bus ticket but offers the advantage of slightly faster speeds and being able to get up and move around in the car. Was this page helpful? Thanks for letting us know! Share Pin Email Tell us why! Submit How to Get from Washington, DC to New York City See a Map and Learn About All of Washington, DC's Traffic Circles How to Get From New York City to Washington, DC Get to Know Washington, D.C. Neighborhoods How to Visit New York City's Pennsylvania Station See a Map and Directions to the Washington Convention Center Get to Know Embassy Row in Washington, DC Washington, D.C. National Mall Maps and Information for Visitors Explore the Dupont Circle Neighborhood in Washington, D.C. U.S. Capitol Building Map and Directions How to Travel to NYC by Bus and Save Money See a Map and Directions to Union Station in Washington DC A Complete Guide to NYC's Penn Station A Complete Guide to Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport All History Buffs Should Visit These 25 DC Buildings See Maps of the Capital One Arena in Washington, D.C.