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There are 10 ways to get from Amherst to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  8 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to New Haven Union Station Shuttle / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express

$184 - $481

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Bus via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal  •  9 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal 2015 / ...
  2. Take the bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station 2909 / ...

$45 - $126

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  8 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...

$104 - $236

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Hartford, Ct to Washington, Dc 2563 / ...

$53 - $126

Drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Amherst to Washington 395.2 miles

$35 - $60

Bus, train to Hartford, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Amherst, MA to Springfield, MA
  2. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Hartford Amtrak
  3. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BDL - DCA

$113 - $314

Bus to Boston, fly to Reagan Washington  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Boston, Ma
  2. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BOS - DCA

$107 - $345

Bus, train to Hartford, fly to Washington Dulles  •  6 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Amherst, MA to Springfield, MA
  2. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Hartford Amtrak
  3. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BDL - IAD

$129 - $388

Bus, train to Hartford, fly to Baltimore, train  •  6 h 26 min

  1. Take the bus from Amherst, MA to Springfield, MA
  2. Take the train from Springfield Amtrak to Hartford Amtrak
  3. Fly from Hartford (BDL) to Baltimore (BWI) BDL - BWI
  4. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$171 - $515

Bus to Albany, fly to Reagan Washington  •  8 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
  2. Fly from Albany (ALB) to Reagan Washington (DCA) ALB - DCA

$127 - $317

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The cheapest way to get from Amherst to Washington is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Amherst to Washington is to bus and train and fly which costs $110 - $320 and takes 5 h 51 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Amherst to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Amherst, MA and arriving at Washington, DC - Union Station via Springfield and NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 35 min.

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The distance between Amherst and Washington is 339 miles. The road distance is 395.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Amherst to Washington without a car is to train which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $180 - $490.

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It takes approximately 8 h 45 min to get from Amherst to Washington, including transfers.

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Amherst to Washington bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Springfield station.

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The best way to get from Amherst to Washington is to train which takes 8 h 45 min and costs $180 - $490. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 9 h 35 min.

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The quickest flight from Hartford Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 18 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Amherst to Washington.
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  • Distance: 339 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 45 min

What companies run services between Amherst, MA, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

You can take a train from Amherst to Washington via Springfield, MA, Springfield Amtrak, and New Haven Union Station in around 8 h 45 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Amherst to Washington via Springfield, MA, Springfield, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and NY Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 9 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Hartford to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Hartford to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $500
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Hartford to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Boston to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Hartford to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Hartford to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Albany to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Train 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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Springfield Amtrak to New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Hartford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Haven Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 39 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$150 - $300
First Class Seat
$250 - $410
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Springfield Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 8 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$150 - $220
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $35
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
Bus from Amherst, MA to Springfield, MA
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $16
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Springfield to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $24
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Springfield, Ma to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
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
Bus from Hartford, Ct to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Springfield, Ma to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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Yes, the driving distance between Amherst to Washington is 395 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to drive from Amherst to Washington.

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JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Hartford Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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