There are 10 ways to get from Alexandria to Long Island by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  6 h 43 min

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

$137 - $363

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Bus, train  •  9 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny 2906 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hunterspoint Avenue to Smithtown Port Jefferson

$38 - $90

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Train Amtrak  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to New York Penn Station Carolinian / ...
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma Ronkonkoma

$58 - $128

Bus  •  10 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Alexandria, VA to Manhattan, NY
  2. Take the bus from 3 Av/E 44 St to Tanger North Fork-Eastbound

$47 - $64

Drive  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Alexandria to Centereach 292.6 miles

$28 - $45

Subway, train to Baltimore, fly to Islip  •  4 h 46 min

  1. Take the subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Islip (ISP) BWI - ISP

$211 - $592

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 12 min

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

$86 - $330

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

$76 - $456

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to New York JFK, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Take the subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New York JFK (JFK) IAD - JFK
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

$90 - $319

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$119 - $511

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The cheapest way to get from Alexandria to Long Island is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alexandria to Long Island is to subway and train and fly which costs $210 - $600 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alexandria to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Alexandria, VA and arriving at Hammond Lane via W 32 St/7 Av, 3 Av/E 44 St and Tanger Mall Drive. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 8 min.

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The distance between Alexandria and Long Island is 254 miles. The road distance is 292.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Long Island without a car is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 6 h 43 min to get from Alexandria to Long Island, including transfers.

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Alexandria to Long Island bus services, operated by Go Buses, depart from Alexandria, VA station.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Long Island is to train which takes 6 h 43 min and costs $130 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $65 and takes 10 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Islip Airport is the direct flight which takes 55 min.

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Alexandria to Long Island bus services, operated by Hampton Jitney Inc., arrive at Tanger station.

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Map of how to get from Alexandria to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 254.3 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 43 min

What companies run services between Alexandria, VA, USA and Long Island, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Alexandria to Centereach via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, New York Penn Station, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 6 h 43 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alexandria to Centereach via Manhattan, NY, W 32 St/7 Av, Madison Av/E 40 St, 3 Av/E 44 St, Tanger, and Tanger Mall Drive in around 10 h 8 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Islip
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Hunterspoint Avenue to Smithtown
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $110
Room
$210 - $300
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Alexandria, VA to Manhattan, NY
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Website
gobuses.com
Hampton Jitney Inc.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alexandria to Long Island is 293 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to drive from Alexandria to Long Island.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Islip Airport.

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There are 34+ hotels available in Long Island. Prices start at $119 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 5 min and costs $2 - $3.

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