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

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Acela Express

$120 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus Washington Deluxe  •  4 h 16 min

$23

8 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 40 min

  1. 2909 / ...

$30 - $68

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. 229.2 miles

$22 - $35

Line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 2 min

  1. LGA - DCA

$69 - $447

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 27 min

  1. EWR - DCA

$116 - $504

Line 7 subway, train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 33 min

  1. JFK - DCA

$82 - $330

Line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 26 min

  1. LGA - IAD

$113 - $448

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 34 min

  1. EWR - IAD

$110 - $375

Train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 56 min

  1. HPN - DCA

$176 - $628

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 59 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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Buffalo
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 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)
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
35 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
Schedules at
washny.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Union Station is 331 km. The road distance is 367 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Union Station is to line 7 subway and fly which takes 3 h 2 min and costs $65 - $450.

Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 59 min.

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

The train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Amtrak takes 2 h 59 min including transfers and departs hourly.