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There are 8 ways to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington by plane, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly Newark to Reagan Washington  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$104 - $481

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Washington Newark

$19 - $30

6 alternative options

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$100 - $350

Bus, line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Terminal C to Grand Central Terminal
  2. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 74 St - Broadway
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$84 - $461

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional

$70 - $180

Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  3 h 15 min

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

$121 - $332

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station 2909 / ...

$36 - $82

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington 217.8 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington is to bus which costs $18 - $35 and takes 5 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington is to fly which costs $100 - $490 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Newark Airport - Terminal B and arriving at Washington, DC - Union Station via NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 28 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Liberty International Airport and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Newark Airport (EWR) and Washington is 197 miles. The road distance is 217.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3 h 3 min and costs $70 - $180.

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It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington, including transfers.

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Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Newark Liberty International Airport station.

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The best way to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington is to fly which takes 1 h 35 min and costs $100 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 3 h 3 min, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $85 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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Map of how to get from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington.
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  • Distance: 197.1 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 35 min

What companies run services between Newark Airport (EWR), USA and Washington, DC, USA?

United Airlines flies from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington every 4 hours. Tickets cost $70 - $180 and the journey takes 3 h 3 min.

Airlines
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 Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $140
Business Seat
$100 - $180
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 Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $250
First Class Seat
$210 - $330
Bus operators
Newark Airport Express
Phone
+1-908-354-3330
Email
olympia@coachusa.com
Website
newarkairportexpress.com
Bus from Terminal C to Grand Central Terminal
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$17
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Newark Airport Express
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
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
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Boltbus

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington is 218 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Newark Airport (EWR) to Washington.

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United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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