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

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHX - DCA

$204 - $655

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Fly to Washington Dulles  •  6h 41m

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHX - IAD

$120 - $480

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Fly to Baltimore, train  •  6h 56m

  1. Fly from Phoenix (PHX) to Baltimore (BWI) PHX - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$154 - $587

Bus, train  •  2 days 7h

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Flagstaff Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Flagstaff Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak

$285 - $418

Bus via Dallas  •  2 days 9h

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Dallas, Tx
  2. Take the bus from Dallas, Tx to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc

$255 - $350

Bus  •  2 days 13h

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix, Az to Chicago, Il 1364
  2. Take the bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc 1602 / ...

$255 - $352

Bus, train via New Orleans  •  3 days 0h

  1. Take the bus from Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az to Yuma
  2. Take the train from Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
  3. Take the train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station

$302 - $472

Amtrak Thruway, train  •  3 days 3h

  1. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Sky Harbor Airport to Maricopa Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Maricopa Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station

$297 - $435

Drive  •  37h 10m

  1. Drive from Phoenix to Washington 2330.4 miles

$220 - $330

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The cheapest way to get from Phoenix to Washington is to drive which costs $220 - $330 and takes 37h 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Phoenix to Washington is to fly which costs $200 - $700 and takes 6h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Phoenix to Washington. However, there are services departing from Phoenix, Az and arriving at Washington, Dc via Dallas, Tx and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 9h.

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The distance between Phoenix and Washington is 1989 miles. The road distance is 2330.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Washington without a car is to bus and train which takes 2 days 7h and costs $280 - $420.

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It takes approximately 6h 8m to get from Phoenix to Washington, including transfers.

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Phoenix to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Phoenix, Az station.

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The best way to get from Phoenix to Washington is to fly which takes 6h 8m and costs $200 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus via Dallas, which costs $250 - $350 and takes 2 days 9h.

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The quickest flight from Phoenix Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 23m.

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

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Map of how to get from Phoenix to Washington.
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  • Distance: 1989.2 miles
  • Duration: 6h 8m

What companies run services between Phoenix, AZ, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines, Southwest Airlines and two other airlines fly from Phoenix to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Phoenix to Washington via Dallas, Tx and Richmond, Va in around 2 days 9h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via Nashville
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via Dallas
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Flights from Phoenix to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Phoenix to Baltimore via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Phoenix to Baltimore via Nashville
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Phoenix to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Flights from Phoenix to Baltimore via Kansas City
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $470
Flights from Phoenix to Baltimore via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$140 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $800
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles via Houston
Ave. Duration
6h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Phoenix to Baltimore via Denver
Ave. Duration
5h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Phoenix to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $500
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Phoenix to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Phoenix to Baltimore via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Train operators
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Flagstaff Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
32h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$150 - $220
Premium
$430 - $600
Flexi Coach Seat
$320 - $480
Business Seat
$350 - $500
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Yuma Amtrak to New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal
Ave. Duration
40h 53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$160 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Premium
$440 - $650
Flexi Coach Seat
$330 - $490
Business Seat
$360 - $550
Train from New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
25h 53m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Premium
$350 - $490
Flexi Coach Seat
$230 - $340
Business Seat
$250 - $350
Train from Maricopa Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 days 6h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$200 - $290
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $290
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$430 - $650
Business Seat
$470 - $700
Train from Chicago Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Arizona Shuttle
Phone
+1 (800) 888-2749
Website
arizonashuttle.com
Bus from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport to Flagstaff Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Book at
Arizona Shuttle
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
Bus from Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor Airport to Flagstaff, AZ
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Website
amtrak.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Dallas, Tx
Ave. Duration
22h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$100 - $150
Flexible
$150 - $230
Bus from Dallas, Tx to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
31h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $180
Flexible
$190 - $270
Bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Phoenix, Az to Chicago, Il
Ave. Duration
42h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$180 - $250
Flexible
$250 - $360
Bus from Chicago, Il to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
17h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$75 - $110
Flexible
$110 - $170
Greyhound Mexico
Phone
01-800 890 6821
Website
greyhound.com.mx
Bus from Phoenix 44 St Transit Ctr, Az to Yuma
Ave. Duration
2h 28m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Schedules at
greyhound.com.mx
Amtrak Thruway

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 Thruway
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Sky Harbor Airport to Maricopa Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $22
Website
amtrak.com

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Washington is 3h ahead of Phoenix. It is currently 3:52 AM in Phoenix and 6:52 AM in Washington.

Yes, the driving distance between Phoenix to Washington is 2330 miles. It takes approximately 37h 10m to drive from Phoenix to Washington.

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American Airlines, United Airlines and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Phoenix Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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