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There are 10 ways to get from New Jersey to National Harbor by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Alexandria Amtrak Carolinian / ...

$46 - $112

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Bus Boltbus  •  5 h 53 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Washington Newark

$22 - $38

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  4 h 31 min

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

$144 - $364

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to New Carrollton, Md 2401

$31 - $80

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Newark to National Harbor 224 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington, bus  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA
  2. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$104 - $490

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  3 h 56 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
  4. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$72 - $451

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  4 h 15 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
  4. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$86 - $332

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  3. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$193 - $485

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles, subway, bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to KING STREET station
  3. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$102 - $369

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The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to National Harbor is to bus which costs $22 - $40 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to National Harbor is to fly and bus which costs $100 - $490 and takes 3 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from New Jersey to National Harbor. However, there are services departing from Newark and arriving at St George Blvd & Waterfront St via Massachusetts Avenue and Columbus Circle, Pennsylvania Ave Se & 8Th St Se and Southern Ave Station & Bus Bay M. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 53 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and National Harbor is 166 miles. The road distance is 224 miles.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to National Harbor without a car is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs $45 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4 h 19 min to get from New Jersey to National Harbor, including transfers.

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New Jersey to National Harbor bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Newark station.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to National Harbor is to train which takes 4 h 19 min and costs $45 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $22 - $40 and takes 5 h 53 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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New Jersey to National Harbor bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Washington station.

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Map of how to get from New Jersey to National Harbor.
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  • Distance: 166.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 19 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Newark to National Harbor every 2 hours. Tickets cost $40 - $110 and the journey takes 3 h 41 min. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Newark to National Harbor twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min.

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 Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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 15 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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 Newark Penn Station to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Room
$210 - $290
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
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 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 Washington DC
Bus operators
Boltbus
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 Newark, Nj to New Carrollton, Md
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between New Jersey to National Harbor is 224 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from New Jersey to National Harbor.

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

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There are 797+ hotels available in National Harbor. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from New Jersey to Newark Airport is to line 62 bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $2.

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