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

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Train  •  4h 45m

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

$62 - $185

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5h 51m

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

$43 - $92

8 alternative options

Bus via SOUTHERN AVE station  •  6h

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

Drive  •  4h 13m

  1. Drive from New York to National Harbor 233.1 miles

$22 - $35

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  3h 35m

  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
  3. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$120 - $529

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  3h 47m

  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
  3. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$74 - $278

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  3h 43m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Reagan Washington (DCA) JFK - DCA
  3. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$100 - $509

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles, subway, bus  •  4h 49m

  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 KING STREET station
  4. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$128 - $388

Train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 31m

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HPN - DCA
  3. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles, subway, bus  •  5h 13m

  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 KING STREET station
  4. Take the bus from King Street Sta - Bus Bay A to St George Blvd & Waterfront St

$112 - $387

New York to National Harbor by train and bus

The journey time between New York and National Harbor is around 4h 44m and covers a distance of around 241 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 52m. Operated by Amtrak, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Metro Washington DC, the New York to National Harbor service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in St George Blvd & Waterfront St. Typically 69 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
4h 44m
Fastest journey time:
3h 52m
Services per week:
69
Cheapest price:
$62
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
02:53
Last service departs at:
15:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

New York to National Harbor train and bus schedules

Train services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in National Harbor is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in National Harbor is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 8 Jun 2021
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The cheapest way to get from New York to National Harbor is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from New York to National Harbor is to train and fly and bus which costs $120 - $550 and takes 3h 35m.

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The distance between New York and National Harbor is 210 miles. The road distance is 233.1 miles.

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The best way to get from New York to National Harbor without a car is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs $60 - $190.

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It takes approximately 4h 45m to get from New York to National Harbor, including transfers.

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The best way to get from New York to National Harbor is to train which takes 4h 45m and costs $60 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $95 and takes 5h 51m.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 18m.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to National Harbor is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4h 13m to drive from New York to National Harbor.

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

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There are 515+ hotels available in National Harbor. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from New York to National Harbor.
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  • Distance: 210.4 miles
  • Duration: 4h 45m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Washington Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 54m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from New York 6th Ave to Washington Union hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $490
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$22 - $330
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$21 - $310
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Airport Railroad Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to KING STREET station
Ave. Duration
17 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 30 minutes
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
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
4h 40m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com

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