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3.4 out of 5 stars
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The bus arrived late and we were all waiting outside in the freezing cold because the Greyhound stop is outside with nowhere to sit. The bus driver stopped in the highway to tell people to turn their music down. Very unpleasant trip.
It is my opinion that more information need to be related to the traveling public with a kind extension to the lame and other wise impaired. Departures should be clearly announced a headcount should be taken, also when last minute customers are accepted the dispatcher should be notified of said person and look to ensure that they board also the desk clerks could be a little more engaged and not so animated because their jobs is directly related to the traveling public. This is the first World and your service should match your status.
First of all we were late due to an accident we made it just in time a few minutes of the bus leaving. The bus driver had the nerve to give us a sermon about what time we needed to be there, and if she did not have to go the office we would miss our ride. Obviously, we can read and accept our fate if the bus left. I would give her a zero for customer service. Secondly, my elderly mother was on tue bus, they had a mechanical problem and got stuck in Baltimore. She was supposed to arrive Union Station at 6:10pm. They were on and off several buses to he taken to Silver Spring Maryland! My family had to drive from Union Station where they were waiting for her now head to Silver Spring. She arrived there at 10:00pm. There were other passengers elders crying due to this horrible circumstance. I do hope there will be better back up and better communication rather than a serious attitude from a grumpy driver herself. Truly disappointed the least to say.
I never got to the bus station despiite spending almost an hour on my lyft that charged me $50 cos we couldnt locate your loading terminal.
I called customer service twice, the couldnt help.
I finally had to stop at the greyhound newark penn station bought another ticket.
Its a waste of time and fund.
pls get the real address and stop this unhelpful direction on the receipt
Very rude and unprofessional staff! This is ridiculous I will not subject myself to such nonsense again. Not only did the bus come late (about 30mins) but it could only take a handful of us. The rest of us were left to imagining when will the “next bus” arrive. The departure was for 1:10 and by 2:30 we were still waiting on a bus to pick us up without any apologies or updates from the staff. I had to board BoltBus for an additional $25 because I had a flight to catch after giving $34 to Greyhound.
I couldn't find the bus pick up location. There were no signs, no one standing outside to help anyone. Myself and another bus passenger raced around everywhere to find the bus and I was early - thankfully the other passenger found the bus-found me and waved me over otherwise I would have missed the bus.
The ride itself was a very pleasant experience. The bus was very clean and well-ventilated. The free water was a nice touch. The driver was friendly and drove safely. Finding the bus stop was a different story. The address on the ticket led me to believe that the bus pickup location was AT Penn Station, when it was not. The pickup location is actually ADJACENT to Penn Station. The bus stop is located at Raymond Street EAST between Ferry Street and Edison Place. I arrived at the bus station 30 mins before my departure time, but almost missed my bus because I didn't have this important detail. The person at the Information Desk inside Penn Station had no idea where or what an OurBus was. Please print this information ON THE TICKET ITSELF.
Greyhound Lines offers the most comprehensive intercity bus services in the United States. They operate a modern, environmentally friendly fleet that serves more than 2400 destinations and carries nearly 16 million passengers annually. When traveling with them, you can expect free WiFi, onboard entertainment, bathrooms, power outlets and decent legroom. One of the great perks of Greyhound is that they connect big cities and smaller towns in the US, where you usually can't get to by train or plane. If you're looking for safe and affordable transportation, Greyhound is a great choice.
Flixbus is a European bus operator that offers intercity and bus travel in over 38 countries. Known for their easy-to-spot lime green buses and for offering affordable transportation between cities in Europe and the Americas, Flixbus is a good option for those looking for an affordable, reliable bus company. In their buses, you'll find free WiFi, bathrooms, and power outlets. You can also pay extra to choose your seat and get extra legroom, or even buy a snack or drink onboard directly from the driver. You can reschedule your ticket for a small fee, which varies from $1 to $5, depending on how close you are to the departure date.
Ourbus offers competitive fares, clean and comfortable intercity bus travel in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC, Massachusetts, Illinois, Indiana, and Florida. Their buses have free WiFi, clean bathrooms, complimentary bottled water, extra legroom and power outlets. They are known for providing excellent customer service, reflecting one of the industry's highest review rates. OurBus does not charge fees to reschedule tickets, which can be changed up to 30 minutes before travel time - making it one of the most flexible policies in the industry. With about 2 daily trips, OurBus covers some of the most popular routes in the country.
Frequently asked questions for your trip Newark - Washington
How much does a bus ticket from Newark to Washington cost?
The average bus ticket price from Newark to Washington is $61. The best way to find cheap bus tickets from Newark to Washington is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!
How long is the bus ride from Newark to Washington?
The average travel time between Newark and Washington is around 5h 25m, although the fastest bus will take about 4h 15m. This is the time it takes to travel the 198 miles that separates the two cities.
How many daily bus connections are there between Newark and Washington?
The number of buses from Newark to Washington can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 14 on this route. Some buses run direct routes, while others have layovers. Simplify your bus trip from Newark to Washington by comparing and selecting the bus that fits you travel style and budget on Busbud.
Which bus companies travel from Newark to Washington?
When taking the bus from Newark to Washington, you can travel comfortably and safely with Greyhound, FlixBus, OurBus.
What are the best sights and things to do in Washington?
Once in Washington, you can start exploring the city and discover its surroundings. The top sights and things to do are Arlington National Cemetery, Washington National Cathedral, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, United States Capitol.
Best time to book your trip
Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past departures.
Days before departure
Buddy tip: The best time to book this trip is usually 90 days before departure.
The average bus ticket from Newark to Washington costs around $44 for departures 90 days prior.
To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your bus tickets from Newark to Washington, as early as possible. The best time to find and book cheap bus tickets is to book at least 90 days in advance.
By doing so, you can expect to save around 3% on your bus ticket compared to booking at the last minute.
Usually Greyhound, FlixBus will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.
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Bus Travel Tips
Make friends with the driver. They usually know a lot about your destination and may even recommend which side of the bus to sit on to get the best views on the road between Newark and Washington!
From miles long of beauteous natural landscapes to impressive man-crafted sights, you're bound to be in for a visual treat on your bus trip from Newark to Washington.
Buses have the smallest carbon footprint of all motorized transport modes. A bus going from Newark to Washington will emit half the CO2 emitted by a train, and radically less than a car or an airplane.
Make a music playlist for your bus ride from Newark to Washington, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.
Did you know?
Did you know there are on average 4,400 intercity bus departures every day in the US only? This number has been growing for 9 years in a row, yay!
One of the longest bus route in the world goes all the way from Ontario to Alberta in Canada (with the same bus). This trip is 3,435 km or 2,135 miles long and the price is a bit under $100.
Did you know that 80% of the buses in North America are equipped with WiFi and power outlets ? And 60% of bus travelers have used their electronic device on board during 2014.
What's the cheapest way to go from Newark to Washington?
The bus is the cheapest travel choice for this destination
Travel Time3h 8m
Travel Time5h 25m
The best way to travel between Newark and Washington is by bus. By choosing the bus, you'll get to save some money as you travel to your destination, as ticket prices cost $61 on average. If you're on a budget, you'll find cheap tickets from $32. If you're looking for the fastest way to get to Washington, choose the bus, as it will take you from Newark to Washington in about 3h 8m - that's the fastest way to get there!
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