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

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Train to Buffalo, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BUF - DCA

$158 - $555

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Bus  •  11 h

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa 4637 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC

$47 - $87

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Train to Buffalo, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BUF - IAD

$164 - $639

Train to Cleveland, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Erie Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Cleveland (CLE) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CLE - DCA

$154 - $479

Bus to Pittsburgh, fly to Reagan Washington  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
  2. Fly from Pittsburgh (PIT) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PIT - DCA

$135 - $394

Bus, train  •  12 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa 4637 / ...
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Rockville Amtrak Capitol Limited

$73 - $182

Drive  •  6 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Erie to Washington 367.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Erie to Washington is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Erie to Washington is to train and fly which costs $150 - $600 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Erie to Washington. However, there are services departing from Erie, Pa and arriving at Washington DC via Pittsburgh, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h.

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The distance between Erie and Washington is 276 miles. The road distance is 367.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Erie to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 11 h and costs $45 - $90.

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It takes approximately 4 h 15 min to get from Erie to Washington, including transfers.

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Erie to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Erie, Pa station.

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The quickest flight from Buffalo Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 min.

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Erie to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington DC station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Erie to Washington is 368 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 13 min to drive from Erie to Washington.

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  • Distance: 276.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 15 min

What companies run services between Erie, PA, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

You can take a bus from Erie to Washington via Pittsburgh, Pa and Pittsburgh, PA in around 11 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Cleveland to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Pittsburgh to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Buffalo to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
Flights from Cleveland to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Cleveland to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Erie Amtrak Station to Buffalo Depew Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Erie Amtrak Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$29 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$150 - $220
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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 Erie, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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American Airlines offers flights from Buffalo Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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