There are 8 ways to get from New Jersey to Bethesda by train, bus, car, plane or subway

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  3h 7m

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

$40 - $126

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4h 43m

  1. Take the bus from Newark Penn Station to Union Station, Washington, DC Newark

$21 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus via New York Penn Station  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street to Bethesda, MD

$33 - $37

Drive  •  3h 50m

  1. Drive from Newark to Bethesda 218.6 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington  •  3h 6m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$116 - $563

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

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

$107 - $471

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3h 48m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

$124 - $490

Train, subway to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to World Trade Center
  2. Take the subway from Fulton St to Howard Beach - JFK Airport
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA
  4. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

$110 - $569

Questions & Answers

Travel restrictions may apply and transportation services are subject to change. Please check before you travel.

Learn More.

The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Bethesda is to bus which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 43m.

More details

The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Bethesda is to fly which costs $110 - $600 and takes 3h 6m.

More details

No, there is no direct train from New Jersey station to Bethesda station. However, there are services departing from Newark Penn Station and arriving at BETHESDA station via UNION STATION station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 7m.

More details

The distance between New Jersey and Bethesda is 163 miles. The road distance is 218.6 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from New Jersey to Bethesda without a car is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs $40 - $130.

More details

It takes approximately 3h 7m to get from New Jersey to Bethesda, including transfers.

More details

New Jersey to Bethesda train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Newark Penn Station.

More details

The best way to get from New Jersey to Bethesda is to train which takes 3h 7m and costs $40 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus via New York Penn Station, which costs $33 - $38 and takes 4h 12m, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $600 and takes 3h 6m.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

Search flights

Map of how to get from New Jersey to Bethesda.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 163.3 miles
  • Duration: 3h 7m

What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Bethesda, MD, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 39m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Vamoose Bus operates a bus from Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street to Bethesda, MD every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Syracuse
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,600
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$95 - $180
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to 9th Street
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from Journal Square to World Trade Center
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
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 W 4 St - Wash Sq to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from Fulton St to Howard Beach - JFK Airport
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Vamoose Bus
Phone
+1 212-695-6766
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street to Bethesda, MD
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com
Economy
$30
Premium
$75
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Newark Penn Station to Union Station, Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
boltbus.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

New Jersey to Bethesda train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to Bethesda is 219 miles. It takes approximately 3h 50m to drive from New Jersey to Bethesda.

Get driving directions

United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

Search flights

There are 907+ hotels available in Bethesda. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 13 min and costs $1 - $5.

More details