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There are 8 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to New York La Guardia  •  2h 12m

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

$73 - $278

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Bus  •  6h 9m

  1. Take the bus from L'Enfant Plaza Station to Manhattan, NY Alexandria-Manhattan

$23 - $38

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Fly to New York JFK  •  2h 5m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK

$72 - $339

Fly to Newark  •  1h 59m

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

$137 - $501

Fly to White Plains, train  •  4h 19m

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

Train  •  4h 17m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall Silver Meteor / ...

$39 - $136

Bus via Union Station, Washington, DC  •  5h 36m

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

$33 - $61

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal 232.2 miles

$22 - $35

Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) flights

The flight time between Reagan Washington (DCA) and New York La Guardia (LGA) is around 1h 38m and covers a distance of around 216 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 1h 16m. Services are operated by Delta and American Airlines. Typically 73 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Flight route overview

Average flight journey time:
1h 38m
Fastest flight journey time:
1h 16m
Flight distance:
216 miles
Flights per week:
73
Cheapest price:
$38
Carbon emissions:
114 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
07:16
Last flight departs at:
22:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) flight schedules

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Port Authority Bus Terminal
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Port Authority Bus Terminal is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Port Authority Bus Terminal is 2 metres.

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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h 6m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal is to fly. Taking this option will cost $130 - $500 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Port Authority Bus Terminal. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at New York Moynihan Train Hall via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 17m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Port Authority Bus Terminal is 210 miles. The road distance is 232.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal without a car is to train which takes 4h 17m and costs $35 - $140.

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It takes approximately 2h 12m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal 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 Port Authority Bus Terminal is to fly which takes 2h 12m and costs $70 - $280. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $140 and takes 4h 17m, you could also bus via Union Station, Washington, DC, which costs $30 - $65 and takes 5h 36m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal.
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  • Distance: 209.9 miles
  • Duration: 2h 12m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Port Authority Bus Terminal, NY, USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 3h 25m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $310
Flights from Reagan Washington to White Plains
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $460
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $210
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $700
Train operators
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
mta.info
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 York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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 York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$95 - $180
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
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.

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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 New York
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from L'Enfant Plaza Station to Manhattan, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Website
gobuses.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal is 232 miles. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Port Authority Bus Terminal.

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

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