If you want to take a trip from DC to New York City or Philadelphia (or vice versa), but don’t want to spend what it costs to fly or take the train, there are some pretty luxurious alternatives out there. Megabus, Bolt Bus, and DC2NY offer upscale vehicles which are equipped with free WiFi, electrical outlets and clean bathrooms. DC2NY offers one-way tickets for $30 and round-trip tickets for $60.00. Both Megabus and Bolt Bus price their tickets on a sliding scale, so that tickets booked in advance are as little as $2 one-way for the first few to book their seats for a particular trip. After that their prices scale up the fuller the bus gets. On average you’ll pay under $20 for a one-way or under $40 for a round-trip ticket with these two luxury lines. Additionally, a few of these lines even offer buses to Boston for reasonable prices.
For an economy traveler on an economy budget there are a few other bus lines that aren’t quite as luxurious, but still very reliable.
Megabus and Bolt bus depart from Union Station, which is on the Red Metro Line. Conveniently, our lodging is located in Dupont Circle, which is also on the Red Metro Line just a few stops down from Union Station. The DC2NY bus departs from Dupont Circle, just a few minutes from our front door. So when planning your Washington, DC trip itinerary, consider us as your best location to stay in Washington DC.
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