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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford Amtrak to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$140 - $370

Cheapest option

Bus  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Stamford, Ct to New York, Ny 3469 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc 2909 / ...

$30 - $88

7 alternative options

Bus Eastern Bus  •  7 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Stamford, Ct to New York, Ny 3469 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. Southbound

$33 - $45

Drive  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Stamford to Washington 264.5 miles

$25 - $40

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford to Grand Central
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$78 - $465

Train to New York JFK, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 8 min

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

$137 - $474

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford to Grand Central
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$130 - $522

Line 971 bus to White Plains, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the line 971 bus from Stamford Transportation Ctr Bay A and N State St to Martine Ave and Court St
  2. Fly from White Plains (HPN) to Reagan Washington (DCA) HPN - DCA

$167 - $610

Train, line 7 subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Stamford to Grand Central
  2. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 74 St - Broadway
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Washington Dulles (IAD) LGA - IAD

$124 - $469

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The cheapest way to get from Stamford to Washington is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Stamford to Washington is to train and fly which costs $75 - $470 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Stamford to Washington. However, there are services departing from Stamford, Ct and arriving at Washington, Dc via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Stamford Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 55 min.

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The distance between Stamford and Washington is 239 miles. The road distance is 264.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Stamford to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $140 - $370.

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The train from Stamford Amtrak to Washington Union Station takes 3 h 55 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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Stamford to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Stamford, Ct station.

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Stamford to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Stamford Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Stamford to Washington is to train which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $140 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $90 and takes 5 h 58 min.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Stamford to Washington.
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  • Distance: 239.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

What companies run services between Stamford, CT, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Stamford to Washington every 3 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $370 and the journey takes 3 h 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Stamford to Washington via New York, Ny in around 5 h 58 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from White Plains to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from New York JFK to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from New York La Guardia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Stamford Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $370
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $280
First Class Seat
$230 - $370
Train from Stamford Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Stamford to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$12 - $16
Bus operators
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 Stamford, Ct to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from New York, Ny to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
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
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.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
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Stamford Transportation Ctr Bay A and N State St to Martine Ave and Court St
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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