Shuttle buses from New York City to Washington, D.C., are a good choice for tourists interested in doing their own sightseeing. Bus departures for Washington, D.C., are fairly regular, leaving about every three hours. The earliest bus leaves at 5:50 a.m. and bus rides are four to four-and-a-half hours.
Guided Day Trips
There are companies that offer guided day trips from New York to Washington, D.C. Tours tend to depart for Washington, D.C., early in the morning and leave to return to New York around 8 p.m.
Bus tour companies also offer multi-day tours from New York to Washington, D.C., with stops in such locations as Niagara Falls, Philadelphia and Baltimore. Multi-day tours generally include sleeping accommodations.
New York is a short drive from the nation's capitol, which makes bus tours from New York to Washington, D.C., an easy way to schedule a sightseeing side trip. Some buses traveling from New York to Washington, D.C., feature such amenities as air conditioning and wireless high-speed Internet.