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There are 12 ways to get from New York to Alexandria by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Alexandria Carolinian / ...

$35 - $130

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Bus  •  5h

  1. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY to Alexandria, VA Manhattan-Alexandria

$21 - $35

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Train via Washington Union Station  •  4h 4m

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

$60 - $253

Bus via Washington Union  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from New York 6th Ave to Washington Union Washington / ...

$41 - $87

Bus via Washington DC  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from New York City to Washington DC 2601 / ...

Drive  •  4h 13m

  1. Drive from New York to Alexandria 235.5 miles

$23 - $35

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 1m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$72 - $283

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

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA

$71 - $345

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  2h 53m

  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

$130 - $507

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4h 11m

  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 subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station

$138 - $426

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4h 25m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD
  3. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station

$125 - $332

Train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 55m

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HPN - DCA

New York to Alexandria by train

The train journey time between New York and Alexandria is around 4h 18m and covers a distance of around 232 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3h 58m. Operated by Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the New York to Alexandria train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Alexandria. Typically 75 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
4h 18m
Fastest train time:
3h 58m
Train distance:
232 miles
Trains per week:
75
Cheapest price:
$35
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:53
Last train departs at:
15:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to Alexandria train schedules

New York → Alexandria
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Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alexandria is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alexandria is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Alexandria 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: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Alexandria is to bus which costs $21 - $35 and takes 5h.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Alexandria is to train and fly which costs $130 - $550 and takes 2h 53m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Manhattan, NY and arriving at Alexandria, VA. Services depart twice daily, and operate Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 5h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Alexandria. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 58m.

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The distance between New York and Alexandria is 211 miles. The road distance is 235.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to Alexandria without a car is to train which takes 3h 58m and costs $35 - $130.

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The train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Alexandria takes 3h 58m including transfers and departs hourly.

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New York to Alexandria bus services, operated by Go Buses, depart from Manhattan, NY station.

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

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The best way to get from New York to Alexandria is to train which takes 3h 58m and costs $35 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 5h.

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Map of how to get from New York to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 210.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 58m

What companies run services between New York, NY, USA and Alexandria, City of Alexandria, VA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Alexandria every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 58m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Go Buses operates a bus from Manhattan, NY to Alexandria, VA twice daily. Tickets cost $21 - $35 and the journey takes 5h.

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 - $330
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $200
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 Alexandria
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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 Alexandria
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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 Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
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
25 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 New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $13
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$7 - $10
Peak
$4 - $13
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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to Alexandria, VA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
gobuses.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from New York 6th Ave to Washington Union
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixbus.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 10m.

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New York to Alexandria bus services, operated by Go Buses, arrive at Alexandria, VA station.

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New York to Alexandria train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Alexandria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Alexandria is 236 miles. It takes approximately 4h 13m to drive from New York to Alexandria.

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

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