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

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Train via Washington Union Station  •  3h 59m

  1. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station Acela / ...

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Bus via Washington DC  •  5h 34m

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

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Train  •  4h 3m

  1. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Alexandria Northeast Regional / ...

Bus  •  5h

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

Drive  •  4h 13m

  1. Drive from New York to Alexandria 235.5 miles

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  2h 59m

  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

Fly New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington  •  3h 5m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

Fly New York JFK to Reagan Washington  •  3h 9m

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

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4h 35m

  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, Blue/Orange/Silver Track 2 Platform to Braddock Road, Yellow/Blue Line Center Platform

Train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4h 53m

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

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4h 42m

  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, Blue/Orange/Silver Track 2 Platform to Braddock Road, Yellow/Blue Line Center Platform

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 57m

  1. Take the subway from W 4 St-Wash Sq to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Baltimore (BWI) LGA - BWI
  3. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Alexandria

New York to Alexandria by train

The train journey time between New York and Alexandria is around 3h 59m and covers a distance of around 234 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 46 min. Operated by Amtrak Acela, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak, the New York to Alexandria train service departs from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station and arrives in Alexandria. Typically 108 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

108 Weekly Trains
3h 59m Average Duration
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New York → Alexandria
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The cheapest way to get from New York to Alexandria is to bus via Washington DC which costs $19 - $60 and takes 5h 34m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Alexandria is to train and fly which costs $120 - $320 and takes 2h 59m.

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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 NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station station and arriving at Alexandria. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 3m.

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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 via Washington Union Station which takes 3h 59m and costs $30 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3h 59m to get from New York to Alexandria, including transfers.

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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 Acela, depart from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York to Alexandria is to train via Washington Union Station which takes 3h 59m and costs $30 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5h, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $360 and takes 3h 5m.

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  • Distance: 210.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 59m

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

Amtrak Acela operates a train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $250 and the journey takes 2h 57m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Go Buses operates a bus from Manhattan, NY to Alexandria, VA twice daily. Tickets cost $26 - $40 and the journey takes 5h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3h 29m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $290
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$335
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Train operators
Amtrak Acela

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $250
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $190
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $380
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$70 - $170
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Train from Washington Union Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $35
Reserved Coach Seat
$23 - $65
Business Class Seat
$35 - $90
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Premium
$170 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$23 - $35
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Rosslyn, Blue/Orange/Silver Track 2 Platform to Braddock Road, Yellow/Blue Line Center Platform
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Standard Fare
$2 - $4
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central Terminal to White Plains
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$9 - $21
Schedules at
mta.info
At Station Off-Peak
$9 - $12
Onboard Off-Peak
$16
At Station Peak
$12 - $15
Onboard-Peak
$19 - $21
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
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Concession
$2
Standard
$3
Bus operators
Go Buses
Phone
1 855-888-7160
Email
reservations@gobuses.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to Alexandria, VA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
gobuses.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York Midtown to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $55
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$23 - $55
Adult Advance Purchase
$18 - $25

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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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 Acela, arrive at Washington Union 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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