PHILADELPHIA – Philadelphians looking to take trips to the nation’s capital now have a new transit option, as OurBus recently launched an intercity bus route from Philly to Washington DC.
The service launched Friday, April 13 and includes a stop in Columbia Maryland, the company said in an announcement.
The route is a partnership with Stouts Transportation, a charter bus firm based in Trenton, New Jersey.
OurBus identified a need for more direct travel options for Philadelphia residents to DC, and is offering express service that will start on 3802 Ludlow Street, next to the intersection of 38th Street, and drop off at Union Station in Washington, DC.
“We’re filling a much needed gap in the Philadelphia university area, giving travelers an easier and more efficient way to travel to DC, with limited stops in between,” Erica Prince, senior operations leader at OurBus, said in a statement. “With our Philly to DC service, we’re offering our customers all of the comforts they need to relax during their trip or to be more productive, including wi-fi, bottled water, individual charging ports and bathrooms.”
Fares start at $16.
The route’s Columbia stop will be convenient for passengers who are heading to suburban Maryland, but do not need to travel into the center of DC. Free overnight parking is available at the Columbia stop, OurBus said.
Visit the OurBus website here to see trip schedules, buy tickets, and more.