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There are 5 ways to get from Lancaster to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$116 - $302

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Bus  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the bus from Lancaster to York Nyc
  2. Take the bus from York, Pa to Washington, Dc 4697 / ...

$26 - $50

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Lancaster to Washington 114.1 miles

$11 - $17

Fly Lancaster to Baltimore, train  •  1 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Lancaster (LNS) to Baltimore (BWI) LNS - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$100 - $227

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

  1. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$195 - $493

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The cheapest way to get from Lancaster to Washington is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Lancaster to Washington is to fly and train which costs $100 - $230 and takes 1 h 55 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Lancaster to Washington. However, there are services departing from Lancaster and arriving at Washington, Dc via York, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Lancaster to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Lancaster Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station via Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 13 min.

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The distance between Lancaster and Washington is 89 miles. The road distance is 114.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs $110 - $310.

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It takes approximately 3 h 13 min to get from Lancaster to Washington, including transfers.

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Lancaster to Washington bus services, operated by Bieber Transportation Group, depart from Lancaster station.

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Lancaster to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Lancaster Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Washington is to train which takes 3 h 13 min and costs $110 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $50 and takes 4 h 9 min.

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  • Distance: 88.6 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 13 min

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

You can take a train from Lancaster to Washington via Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 3 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Lancaster to Washington via York and York, Pa in around 4 h 9 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Lancaster to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Lancaster Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Bieber Transportation Group
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 York, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$27 - $35

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The quickest flight from Lancaster Airport to Baltimore Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Lancaster to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Lancaster to Washington is 114 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Lancaster to Washington.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Lancaster Airport to Baltimore Airport.

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There are 851+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Lancaster to Lancaster Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $18 - $22.

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