Four Things to Remember Before Visiting Washington, DC

Mar. 8, 2021

Are you planning a bus trip to Washington, DC? If you are, it’s a great place to visit, but there are a few things that if you know, can make your life a lot easier once you get there.


That’s why we’ve prepared this quick guide that highlights some important planning tips.

Washington Go City Pass


The Washington Go City pass offers an amazing value for visitors that includes:

  • Unlimited entrance to some of Washington’s most popular attractions.
  • The digital pass gives you everything you need conveniently on your smartphone.
  • The pass is valid for up to 2 years.


Try to purchase the Go City pass prior to your trip since it’s just easier and will let you hit the ground running once your bus arrives in Washington.

Make It A Weekend Trip


During the week Washington, DC, is a busy place, after all, it is our nation’s capital and the hub of our political system. With that being said, it tends to slow way down once the weekend rolls around. Keeping that in mind, if you can swing it, try booking your stay during the weekend and you will find better deals on hotels.


And don’t worry, we offer plenty of Washington, DC, bus schedules, so there will always be a bus to fit everyone’s schedule.

Taking the Metro? Get a SmarTrip Card


If you and/or your family are planning to move around the city a lot via the metro system, it is highly recommended to invest in a SmarTrip card. The SmarTrip card allows one easy payment and covers all bus, rail, and parking. Again, this is a good option for those who will be heavily relying on the metro system; for those who are not, this option may not be right for you.

Hop-on Hop-Off Washington, DC, Bus Tour


Once your BestBus bus gets you to Washington, consider taking a hop-on hop-off Washington, DC, bus tour with our sister company, DC Trials. You’ll be able to get on or off the bus at all the best spots, and it allows you to explore at your own pace.

Take a Bus to Washington Today


To learn more about our Washington, DC, bus options, and tours, or to book your ticket, please contact our team today!