There are 10 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3 h 18 min

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

$120 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Washington DC New York

$20 - $38

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Bus Washington Deluxe  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station

$23

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station 229.2 miles

$22 - $35

Line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 74 St - Broadway
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$69 - $447

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$121 - $504

Line 7 subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to Woodside - 61 St
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$83 - $328

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$115 - $375

Line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 74 St - Broadway
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD

$113 - $448

Train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 4 min

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

$176 - $628

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station is to bus which costs $23 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station is to line 7 subway and fly which costs $65 - $450 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St and arriving at Union Station station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 53 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Union Station is 207 miles. The road distance is 229.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station without a car is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $120 - $340.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station takes 2 h 53 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Grand Central Terminal to Union Station bus services, operated by Washington Deluxe, depart from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Union Station train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station is to train which takes 3 h 18 min and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 and takes 4 h 16 min, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $550 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station.
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  • Distance: 206.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 18 min

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Union Station, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, Washington Deluxe operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 4 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Hartford
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
Bus operators
Washington Deluxe
Website
washny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23
Book at
gotobus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Washington Union
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Website
boltbus.com

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Grand Central Terminal to Union Station bus services, operated by Washington Deluxe, arrive at Union Station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Union Station train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to Union Station is 229 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 841+ hotels available in Union Station. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Newark Airport is to shuttle which takes 20 min and costs $17.

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