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There are 10 ways to get from Manhattan to American University by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3h 40m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station Acela / ...

$41 - $129

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Bus  •  4h 58m

  1. Take the bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Dupont Cir, Washington DC New York / ...

$22 - $37

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Bus via 86 St  •  6h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Washington, DC Peter Pan / ...

$34 - $63

Drive  •  4h 5m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to American University 232.7 miles

$22 - $35

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  3h 38m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA
  3. Take the bus from 17Th St Nw & I St Nw to Massachusetts Ave Nw & Ward Cir Nw

$74 - $278

Subway to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  4h 6m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA
  3. Take the bus from 17Th St Nw & I St Nw to Massachusetts Ave Nw & Ward Cir Nw

$100 - $509

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  3h 46m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA
  3. Take the bus from 17Th St Nw & I St Nw to Massachusetts Ave Nw & Ward Cir Nw

$122 - $532

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles, bus  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD
  3. Take the bus from 17Th St Nw & I St Nw to Massachusetts Ave Nw & Ward Cir Nw

$130 - $390

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles, bus  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD
  3. Take the bus from 17Th St Nw & I St Nw to Massachusetts Ave Nw & Ward Cir Nw

$112 - $386

Train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 38m

  1. Take the train from Harlem-125th St. to White Plains
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HPN - DCA
  3. Take the bus from 17Th St Nw & I St Nw to Massachusetts Ave Nw & Ward Cir Nw

Manhattan to American University by train, subway and walk

The journey time between Manhattan and American University is around 3h 58m and covers a distance of around 233 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 20m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Metro Washington DC, the Manhattan to American University service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in American University. Typically 183 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 58m
Fastest journey time:
3h 20m
Journey distance:
233 miles
Services per week:
183
Cheapest price:
$41
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:53
Last service departs at:
22:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to American University train, subway and walk schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in American University is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in American University is recommended.

The social distance requirement in American University is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 20 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to American University is to bus which costs $22 - $40 and takes 4h 58m.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to American University is to subway and fly and bus. Taking this option will cost $70 - $280 and takes 3h 38m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Manhattan to American University. However, there are services departing from 36th St & 11th Ave and arriving at Massachusetts Ave Nw & Ward Cir Nw via Massachusetts Ave & 20Th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 58m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to American University station. However, there are services departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at TENLEYTOWN station via UNION STATION station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 40m.

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The distance between Manhattan and American University is 210 miles. The road distance is 232.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to American University without a car is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs $40 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3h 40m to get from Manhattan to American University, including transfers.

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Manhattan to American University bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from 36th St & 11th Ave station.

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Manhattan to American University train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to American University is to train which takes 3h 40m and costs $40 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $40 and takes 4h 58m.

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  • Distance: 210.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 40m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and American University, DC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 59m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Dupont Cir, Washington DC hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $330
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/53 St to Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from Harlem-125th St. to White Plains
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Dupont Cir, Washington DC
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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 to Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from 17Th St Nw & I St Nw to Massachusetts Ave Nw & Ward Cir Nw
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Manhattan to American University bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Dupont Cir, Washington DC station.

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Manhattan to American University train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to American University is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4h 5m to drive from Manhattan to American University.

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

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