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There are 9 ways to get from Jamaica to Washington by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3 h 33 min

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

$124 - $346

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5 h 21 min

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

$22 - $68

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Bus Eastern Bus  •  5 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. NYC-Washington DC

$26 - $28

Drive  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Jamaica to Washington 242.3 miles

$23 - $35

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$67 - $444

Fly New York JFK to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$77 - $319

Fly New York JFK to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Washington Dulles (IAD) JFK - IAD

$78 - $303

Train, train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$122 - $510

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD

$113 - $448

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The cheapest way to get from Jamaica to Washington is to bus which costs $26 - $28 and takes 5 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jamaica to Washington is to fly which costs $75 - $320 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jamaica to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Jamaica and arriving at Washington Union Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 33 min.

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The distance between Jamaica and Washington is 213 miles. The road distance is 242.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Jamaica to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs $120 - $350.

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Jamaica to Washington, including transfers.

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Jamaica to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Jamaica to Washington is to train which takes 3 h 33 min and costs $120 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $70 and takes 5 h 21 min, you could also fly, which costs $75 - $320 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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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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Jamaica to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Map of how to get from Jamaica to Washington.
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  • Distance: 212.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

What companies run services between Jamaica, NY, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Jamaica to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2 h 53 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Jamaica to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Greyhound USA also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from New York JFK to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
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
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Jamaica to Washington is 242 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to drive from Jamaica to Washington.

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

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There are 841+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Jamaica to New York JFK Airport is to AirTrain which takes 10 min and costs $5.

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