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There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Ocean City by train, bus, car or shuttle

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Baltimore to Ocean City, MD 8109

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Bus  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Salisbury, Md 951
  2. Take the bus from Shore Transit Bus Terminal to Ocean City Transfer Point 203E / ...

$21 - $44

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Ocean City 136.3 miles

$13 - $20

Train, shuttle  •  4 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb Marc
  2. Take a shuttle bus from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Ocean City, MD

$89 - $117

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Ocean City is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Ocean City is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Ocean City. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Ocean City Transfer Point via Shore Transit Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 30 min.

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The distance between Washington and Ocean City is 113 miles. The road distance is 136.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Ocean City without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 4 h 36 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 36 min to get from Washington to Ocean City, including transfers.

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Washington to Ocean City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Ocean City bus services, operated by Shore Transit, arrive at Ocean City Transfer Point station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Ocean City is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Washington to Ocean City.

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There are 1009+ hotels available in Ocean City. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 112.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 36 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Ocean City, MD, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Ocean City via Salisbury, Md and Shore Transit Bus Terminal in around 5 h 30 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Baltimore to Ocean City, MD
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Salisbury, Md
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Shore Transit
Phone
443-260-2300
Website
shoretransit.org
Bus from Shore Transit Bus Terminal to Ocean City Transfer Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
shoretransit.org

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