There are 8 ways to get from New Jersey to Washington 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.

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Train  •  2 h 43 min

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

$120 - $330

Cheapest option

Bus Boltbus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Washington Newark

$18 - $28

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Washington, Dc 2415 / ...

$26 - $66

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Washington 219.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 49 min

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

$102 - $486

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the subway from 34 St - Herald Sq to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$70 - $447

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$98 - $360

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 49 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

$81 - $328

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New Jersey to Washington is to bus which costs $18 - $28 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from New Jersey to Washington is to train which costs $120 - $330 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between New Jersey and Washington is 163 miles. The road distance is 219.5 miles.

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The train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak takes 2 h 43 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark and arriving at Washington. Services depart twice daily. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station Amtrak station and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 43 min.

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What companies run services between New Jersey, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Newark to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $330 and the journey takes 2 h 43 min. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Newark to Washington 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 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $250
First Class Seat
$210 - $330
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Boltbus
Greyhound USA
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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 Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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