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There are 11 ways to get from Alexandria to Long Island by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  6h 35m

  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  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Central Islip Ronkonkoma

$52 - $72

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Train Amtrak  •  7h 7m

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

$58 - $128

Bus  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave South Bound: Cornell-Manorville / ...

Drive  •  5h 10m

  1. Drive from Alexandria to Centereach 292.6 miles

$28 - $45

Subway, train to Baltimore, fly to Islip  •  4h 51m

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

$211 - $592

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 23m

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

$78 - $457

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  5h 7m

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

$88 - $332

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  6h 2m

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

$131 - $520

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK, train  •  6h 24m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to New York JFK (JFK) BWI - JFK
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

$205 - $680

Fly Reagan Washington to White Plains, train  •  8h 26m

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

$188 - $643

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

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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 4h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alexandria to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Dc Village Ln & Dc Village Bus Garage and arriving at Williams Boulevard via Anacostia Station Bus Bay F, Washington, DC - Union Station, New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave and Railroad Avenue. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9h 6m.

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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 6h 35m and costs $130 - $370.

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It takes approximately 6h 35m to get from Alexandria to Long Island, including transfers.

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Alexandria to Long Island bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Long Island is to train which takes 6h 35m and costs $130 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 9h 6m.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Islip Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h.

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Alexandria to Long Island bus services, operated by North Fork Express, arrive at Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave station.

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Map of how to get from Alexandria to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 254.3 miles
  • Duration: 6h 35m

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 6h 35m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alexandria to Centereach via Anacostia Station Bus Bay F, Massachusetts Avenue and Columbus Circle, Washington, DC - Union Station, NY Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave, Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave, and Railroad Avenue in around 9h 6m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Islip via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to White Plains
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Islip
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Website
LIRR
Train from Penn Station to Central Islip
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
LIRR
Train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Website
LIRR
Train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Website
LIRR
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
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4h 32m
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
19m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
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
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
4h 15m
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 Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
North Fork Express
Phone
1-631-588-7433
Website
northforkexpress.com
Bus from New York, NY-52nd St & 8th Ave to Ronkonkoma LIE/Rt 495, Exit 60S, 14c Hawkins Ave
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
4 times a week
Schedules at
northforkexpress.com
Book at
northforkexpress.com
Vamoose Bus
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com

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

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American Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Baltimore Airport to Islip Airport.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Long Island. Prices start at $107 USD per night.

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

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