There are 7 ways to get from Cleveland to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CLE - DCA

$124 - $416

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Bus Megabus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa 4440
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC

$48 - $88

5 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Washington Dulles (IAD) CLE - IAD

$150 - $360

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Baltimore (BWI) CLE - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$188 - $438

Train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Cleveland Amtrak to Washington Union Station Capitol Limited

$65 - $190

Bus  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Cleveland, Oh to Washington, Dc 4440 / ...

$45 - $120

Drive  •  6 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Cleveland to Washington 371.4 miles

$35 - $55

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Cleveland, Oh and arriving at Washington, Dc. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Cleveland Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 11 h 11 min.

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The distance between Cleveland and Washington is 306 miles. The road distance is 371.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 10 h 55 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Cleveland to Washington, including transfers.

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Cleveland to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Cleveland, Oh station.

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Cleveland to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Cleveland Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Washington is to fly which takes 3 h 3 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 10 h 55 min, you could also train, which costs and takes 11 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Cleveland Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 16 min.

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Cleveland to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Map of how to get from Cleveland to Washington.
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  • Distance: 306.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 3 min

What companies run services between Cleveland, OH, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Cleveland to Washington every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Cleveland to Washington via Pittsburgh, Pa and Pittsburgh, PA in around 10 h 55 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Cleveland to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Cleveland to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Cleveland to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Cleveland to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $800
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 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

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 Cleveland Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
11 h 11 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
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 Cleveland, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Cleveland, Oh to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
11 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $80
Flexible
$90 - $120

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Cleveland to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Cleveland to Washington is 371 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 21 min to drive from Cleveland to Washington.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Cleveland Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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Book your Cleveland to Washington bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 848+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cleveland to Cleveland Airport is to subway which takes 27 min and costs .

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