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There are 11 ways to get from New York to Washington by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$120 - $340

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Washington DC Southbound / ...

$16 - $65

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...

$86 - $203

Bus Vamoose Bus  •  4 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street to Bethesda, MD

$37 - $52

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from New York to Washington 228.6 miles

$22 - $35

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$67 - $444

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$119 - $503

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$81 - $325

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD

$113 - $448

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$115 - $377

Train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HPN - DCA

$174 - $625

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Washington is to bus which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Washington is to train which costs $120 - $340 and takes 2 h 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Washington DC. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between New York and Washington is 206 miles. The road distance is 228.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Washington without a car is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $120 - $340.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station takes 2 h 53 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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New York to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New York station.

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New York to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Washington is to train which takes 2 h 53 min and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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Map of how to get from New York to Washington.
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  • Distance: 206.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 53 min

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New York to Washington every 2 hours. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from New York to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $22 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Nine other operators also service this route.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30
Book at
easternbus.com
Washington Deluxe
Website
washny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23
Book at
gotobus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Washington Union
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
boltbus.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 New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to L’Enfant Plaza, DC
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Website
gobuses.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from New York to Washington, DC Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Schedules at
bestbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York 31st St. to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.com
Vamoose Bus
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street to Bethesda, MD
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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New York to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington DC station.

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New York to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Washington is 229 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from New York to Washington.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 839+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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