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

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Recommended option

Train  •  4 h 18 min

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

$125 - $341

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Washington Newark

$21 - $38

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Madison to New York Penn Station Morris & Essex Line
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. Southbound

$28 - $33

Drive  •  4 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Madison to Washington 225.9 miles

$22 - $35

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Madison to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$73 - $455

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Madison to Newark Broad St
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$107 - $496

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Madison to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$85 - $334

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Madison to Newark Broad St
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$103 - $370

Train to Newark, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Madison to Newark Broad St
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Baltimore (BWI) EWR - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$180 - $657

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Madison to Washington is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Madison to Washington is to train and fly which costs $100 - $500 and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The distance between Madison and Washington is 191 miles. The road distance is 225.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Madison to Washington without a car is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $120 - $350.

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It takes approximately 4 h 18 min to get from Madison to Washington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Madison to Washington is to train which takes 4 h 18 min and costs $120 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $40 and takes 6 h 49 min.

Mode details

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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Yes, the driving distance between Madison to Washington is 226 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 2 min to drive from Madison to Washington.

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  • Distance: 190.6 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 18 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Madison to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $330 and the journey takes 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Madison to Washington twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

Airlines
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 Newark to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,000
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
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
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 1-800-872-7245
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
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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Madison to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Madison to Newark Broad St
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
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
Boltbus

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