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There are 10 ways to get from Jersey City to Washington by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3 h 9 min

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

$123 - $333

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  5 h 27 min

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

$20 - $68

8 alternative options

Bus Eastern Bus  •  6 h 14 min

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

$23 - $24

Drive  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Washington 223.2 miles

$21 - $35

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$70 - $447

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to Newark
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$106 - $490

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$84 - $328

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to Newark
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$102 - $364

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

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 9th Street
  2. Take the subway from W 4 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD

$116 - $451

Train, train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  3. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HPN - DCA

$176 - $628

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Jersey City to Washington is to bus which costs $22 - $25 and takes 6 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jersey City to Washington is to train which costs $120 - $340 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Jfk Blvd At Duncan Ave and arriving at Washington, DC - Union Station via NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 27 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Journal Square and arriving at Washington Union Station via Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 9 min.

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The distance between Jersey City and Washington is 203 miles. The road distance is 223.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs $120 - $340.

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It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to get from Jersey City to Washington, including transfers.

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Jersey City to Washington bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Jersey City to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Washington is to train which takes 3 h 9 min and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $19 - $70 and takes 5 h 27 min.

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Map of how to get from Jersey City to Washington.
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  • Distance: 202.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 9 min

What companies run services between Jersey City, NJ, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Jersey City to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $330 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Jersey City 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
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
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
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 Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 11 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
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 22 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $250
First Class Seat
$210 - $330
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to Newark
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
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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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Jersey City to Washington bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Jersey City to Washington is 223 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 56 min to drive from Jersey City 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 803+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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