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There are 8 ways to get from Newark to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 38m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$120 - $330

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Bus  •  4h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC New Jersey - Washington, DC / ...

$16 - $65

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3h 53m

  1. Drive from Newark to Washington 219.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington  •  2h 50m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$102 - $486

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 41m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Woodside
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$70 - $575

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 38m

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

$84 - $454

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles  •  3h 29m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Washington Dulles (IAD) EWR - IAD

$98 - $360

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4h 13m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Woodside
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD

$116 - $579

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The cheapest way to get from Newark to Washington is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Newark to Washington is to train which costs $120 - $330 and takes 2h 38m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark, NJ and arriving at Washington, DC. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 20m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 38m.

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The distance between Newark and Washington is 199 miles. The road distance is 219.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Newark to Washington without a car is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs $120 - $330.

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The train from Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station takes 2h 38m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Newark to Washington bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Newark, NJ station.

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Newark to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Newark to Washington is to train which takes 2h 38m and costs $120 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4h 20m, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $490 and takes 2h 50m.

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Map of how to get from Newark to Washington.
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  • Distance: 199.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 38m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Newark to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $330 and the journey takes 2h 38m. Alternatively, OurBus operates a bus from Newark to Washington 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 20m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Rochester
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $250
First Class Seat
$210 - $330
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
16m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$45 - $130
First Class Seat
$110 - $130
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Woodside
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark, Nj to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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Newark to Washington bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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Newark to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Washington is 220 miles. It takes approximately 3h 53m to drive from Newark to Washington.

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

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There are 853+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11m and costs $1 - $2.

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