There are 9 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington by plane, train, subway, bus or car

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Fly New York JFK to Reagan Washington  •  1h 51m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$100 - $402

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Bus via Jamaica  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Washington DC FlixBus

$17 - $25

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Fly New York JFK to Baltimore, train  •  2h 29m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Baltimore (BWI) JFK - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$121 - $522

Fly New York JFK to Washington Dulles  •  2h 28m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Washington Dulles (IAD) JFK - IAD

$126 - $2,923

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

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$95 - $421

Train, train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 57m

  1. Take the train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
  4. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$125 - $511

Train  •  3h 50m

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

$48 - $216

Bus  •  6h 51m

  1. Take the bus from New York JFK International Airport to New York Port Authority Bus Terminal JFK Airport - NYC / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc 2909 / ...

$49 - $94

Drive  •  4h 21m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington 243.1 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington is to bus via Jamaica which costs $17 - $26 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington is to fly which costs $100 - $410 and takes 1h 51m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington. However, there are services departing from New York JFK International Airport and arriving at Washington, Dc via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 51m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at Washington Union Station via Jamaica and New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Washington is 212 miles. The road distance is 243.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3h 50m and costs $45 - $220.

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It takes approximately 1h 51m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), depart from New York JFK International Airport station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington is to fly which takes 1h 51m and costs $100 - $410. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $220 and takes 3h 50m, you could also bus via Jamaica, which costs $17 - $26 and takes 5h 26m.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington.
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  • Distance: 212.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 51m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 54m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Flights from New York JFK to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $130
Flights from New York JFK to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $170
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $190
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Train operators
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from JFK Terminal 4 to Jamaica AirTrain
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
More information at
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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 Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Trans-bridge Lines
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 New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 29m.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4h 21m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Washington.

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

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There are 647+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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