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There are 6 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Hartford (BDL)

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Train

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Station

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Train via New Haven

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New Haven
  2. Take the train from New Haven to Hartford Amtrak Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Hartford, CT

Bus via Washington DC

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York City
  2. Take the bus from New York City to Hartford

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  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford by subway, bus and walk

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Hartford is around 9h 24m and covers a distance of around 355 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 2h 8m. The fastest journey normally takes 7h 45m. Operated by Metro Washington DC, Tripper Bus, Vamoose Bus and others, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Union Station, Hartford, CT. Typically 14 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
7h 16m
Layover time:
2h 8m
Total time:
9h 24m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
7h 45m
Journey distance:
355 miles
Services per week:
14
Cheapest price:
$52
Carbon emissions:
70 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:27
Last service departs at:
16:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford subway, bus and walk schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Hartford is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Hartford is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Hartford is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford is to fly which costs $120 - $380 and takes 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Hartford station. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Hartford Amtrak Station via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington Union Station and New Haven. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 25m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Hartford is 307 miles. The road distance is 342.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford without a car is to train via New Haven which takes 7h 25m and costs $35 - $330.

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It takes approximately 2h 2m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford is to fly which takes 2h 2m and costs $120 - $380. Alternatively, you can train via New Haven, which costs $35 - $330 and takes 7h 25m, you could also bus, which costs $50 - $90 and takes 9h 11m.

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

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Hartford Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford.
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  • Distance: 307 miles
  • Duration: 2h 2m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Hartford, CT, USA?

American Airlines flies from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, and New Haven in around 7h 25m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Hartford via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $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 Washington Union Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
4h 41m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$170 - $240
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$170 - $240
Business Seat - Child
$170 - $240
First Class - Adult
$260 - $360
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$260 - $360
First Class - Child
$260 - $360
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 Washington Union Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
6h 26m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$23 - $75
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $150
Business Class Seat
$75 - $190
Train from New Haven to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$13 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$25 - $75
Business Class Seat
$40 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$24 - $80
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $160
Business Class Seat
$85 - $210
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 Washington Union Station to New Haven
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$80 - $120
Train from New Haven to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Train from Washington Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
Bus operators
Tripper Bus
Website
tripperbus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $50
Schedules at
tripperbus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Regular
$27
Elite
$50
Vamoose Bus
Phone
+1 212-695-6766
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com
Economy
$30
Premium
$75
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Hartford, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York City
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Hartford
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford is 342 miles. It takes approximately 6h 13m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Hartford.

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

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