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There are 7 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 23m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Atlantic City

$144 - $334

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Bus via Washington  •  6h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Philadelphia "Greyhound" / ...
  2. Take the bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to Arrival Area Inside Ac Bus Terminal 551

$25 - $53

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Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
  3. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Atlantic City

$147 - $595

Fly Washington Dulles to Philadelphia, train  •  6h 44m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAD - PHL
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Atlantic City

$130 - $586

Train  •  4h 54m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Atlantic City Atlantic City Rail Line

$47 - $124

Bus  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia Market Street N2605 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to Arrival Area Inside Ac Bus Terminal 551

Drive  •  3h 30m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City 186 miles

$18 - $27

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Atlantic City
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Atlantic City. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Atlantic City via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington Union Station and 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 54m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Atlantic City is 146 miles. The road distance is 186 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City without a car is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs $45 - $130.

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It takes approximately 4h 23m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City is to train which takes 4h 54m and costs $45 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 5h 59m.

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

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Atlantic City station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City.
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  • Distance: 145.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 23m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Atlantic City, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, Philadelphia, and 30th Street Train Station in around 4h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington DC, Philadelphia Market Street, and Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St in around 5h 59m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Atlantic City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
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 Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia Market Street
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to Arrival Area Inside Ac Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $7
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $3
Adult
$3 - $7
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 Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City is 186 miles. It takes approximately 3h 30m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Atlantic City.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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