There are 9 ways to get from Newark to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 38 min

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

$120 - $330

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Newark, Nj to Washington, Dc 2401 / ...

$16 - $65

7 alternative options

Bus Eastern Bus  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. Southbound

$25 - $29

Drive  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Newark to Washington 219.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 46 min

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

$102 - $486

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 25 min

  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

$97 - $485

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 20 min

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

$98 - $360

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 37 min

  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

$109 - $362

Train, train to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 7 min

  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

$143 - $489

Questions & Answers

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark, Nj and arriving at Washington, Dc. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 25 min.

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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 2 h 38 min.

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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 2 h 38 min and costs .

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

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Newark to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, 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 2 h 38 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 15 min.

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Newark to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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

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 2 h 38 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Newark to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h 25 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 38 min
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
16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$30 - $40
Business Class
$45 - $75
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Woodside
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
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
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.

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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
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Boltbus
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com

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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 3 h 53 min 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 848+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 11 min and costs .

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