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There are 11 ways to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3h 6m

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

$120 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the bus from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington, DC - Union Station Peter Pan / ...

$16 - $65

9 alternative options

Bus Megabus  •  4h 31m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Washington DC

$22 - $35

Bus Eastern Bus  •  4h 39m

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

$22 - $23

Drive  •  4h 2m

  1. Drive from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington 230.1 miles

$22 - $35

Fly New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington  •  3h 12m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$67 - $444

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington  •  3h 24m

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

$119 - $501

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3h 23m

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

$81 - $325

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the subway from 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD

$113 - $448

Fly Newark to Washington Dulles  •  4h 3m

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

$115 - $375

Train to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from Grand Central to White Plains
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HPN - DCA

$174 - $625

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington is to bus which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington is to train which costs $120 - $340 and takes 3h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Washington, DC - Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 53m.

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The distance between Port Authority Bus Terminal and Washington is 208 miles. The road distance is 230.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs $120 - $340.

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The train from New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station takes 2h 53m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from NY Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington is to train which takes 3h 6m and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4h 15m, you could also fly, which costs $65 - $450 and takes 3h 12m.

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  • Distance: 207.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 6m

What companies run services between Port Authority Bus Terminal, NY, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2h 53m. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 4h 15m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
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
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
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
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 New York Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 53m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to White Plains
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
Bus operators
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
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.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 New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4h 19m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Twice daily
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
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
Washington Deluxe
Website
washny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Times Sq Penn St to Union Station
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$23
Book at
gotobus.com

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More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington is 230 miles. It takes approximately 4h 2m to drive from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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Book your Port Authority Bus Terminal to Washington bus tickets online with Busbud and Greyhound.

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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 Port Authority Bus Terminal to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 35m and costs $17.

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