There are 8 ways to get from New York to Washington by train, bus, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 58 min

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

$120 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station via Philadelphia / ...

$16 - $65

6 alternative options

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from New York to Washington 228.6 miles

$22 - $35

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

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

$67 - $444

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 6 min

  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

$119 - $503

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 13 min

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

$78 - $325

Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 37 min

  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

$115 - $377

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 53 min

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

$113 - $448

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from New York to Washington is to bus which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from New York to Washington is to train which costs $120 - $340 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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The distance between New York and Washington is 206 miles. The road distance is 228.6 miles.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Amtrak takes 2 h 58 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St and arriving at Union Station station. Services depart every 10 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 58 min.

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from New York to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2 h 58 min. Alternatively, Washington Deluxe operates a bus from New York to Washington every 2 hours. Tickets cost $23 and the journey takes 4 h. 11 other operators also service this route.

Airlines
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
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
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
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
Washington Deluxe
Website
washny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23
Schedules at
washny.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Hola Bus
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Website
holabus.com
Bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
holabus.com
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 New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Eastern Shuttle
Phone
202-750-9078
Website
easternshuttle.com
Bus from New York, NY - Penn Station to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easternshuttle.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 36th St & 11th Ave to Washington Union
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Vamoose Bus
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street to Arlington, VA (Rosslyn)
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to L’Enfant Plaza, DC
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gobuses.com
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from New York to Washington, DC Union Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Schedules at
bestbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York 31st St. to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ourbus.com

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