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There are 11 ways to get from Toronto to Bethesda by plane, subway, shuttle, train, bus or car

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Fly Toronto to Reagan Washington, subway  •  4h 33m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Reagan Washington (DCA) YYZ - DCA
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

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Train, bus  •  18h 18m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Youngstown, OH
  3. Take the bus from Youngstown to Washington

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Fly Toronto to Washington Dulles, subway  •  5h 19m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Washington Dulles (IAD) YYZ - IAD
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Reagan Washington  •  6h 49m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BUF - DCA

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Washington Dulles, subway  •  5h

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Washington Dulles (IAD) YTZ - IAD
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

Fly Toronto to Baltimore, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Baltimore (BWI) YYZ - BWI
  2. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Washington Dulles  •  7h 30m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BUF - IAD

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Baltimore, train  •  7h 33m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Baltimore (BWI) BUF - BWI
  3. Take the train from Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station

Train  •  17h 16m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Washington Union Station Acela / ...

Bus  •  17h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to New York, NY OurBus
  2. Take the bus from New York City to Bethesda, MD 2605

Drive  •  9h 8m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Bethesda 470.2 miles

Toronto to Bethesda by train and subway

The journey time between Toronto and Bethesda is around 22h 1m and covers a distance of around 784 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 4h 27m. The fastest journey normally takes 21h 31m. Operated by VIA Rail, Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional and others, the Toronto to Bethesda service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in BETHESDA station. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
17h 33m
Layover time:
4h 27m
Total time:
22h 1m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
21h 31m
Journey distance:
784 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$143
Carbon emissions:
66 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:20
Last service departs at:
08:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Bethesda train and subway schedules

Train 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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Yes, but conditions apply when entering United States from Canada.

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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 Bethesda is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Bethesda is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

No, but conditions apply when returning to Canada from United States.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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The most affordable way to get from Toronto to Bethesda is to drive, which costs $75 - $120 and takes 9h 8m.

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The quickest way to get from Toronto to Bethesda is to fly and subway which costs $200 - $850 and takes 4h 33m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Bethesda. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Bethesda, MD via Gw Bridge Bus Terminal, Van Nostrand Ave At Broad Ave and New York City. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto station to Bethesda station. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at BETHESDA station via Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and UNION STATION station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 16m.

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The distance between Toronto and Bethesda is 346 miles. The road distance is 470.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Bethesda without a car is to train which takes 17h 16m and costs $180 - $650.

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It takes approximately 4h 33m to get from Toronto to Bethesda, including transfers.

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Toronto to Bethesda bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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Toronto to Bethesda train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Bethesda is to train which takes 17h 16m and costs $180 - $650. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 17h 37m.

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  • Distance: 345.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 33m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Bethesda, MD, USA?

You can take a train from Toronto to Bethesda via New York Penn Station, Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station, Washington Union Station, and UNION STATION station in around 17h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Toronto to Bethesda via New York, NY, Gw Bridge Bus Terminal, Rt-4 At Grand Ave, Van Nostrand Ave At Broad Ave, Port Authority Bus Terminal, and New York City in around 17h 37m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Buffalo to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from Toronto to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Toronto to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
Flights from Buffalo to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Flights from Toronto to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $440
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
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 Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
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 Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$70 - $100
Business Seat - Child
$65 - $95
First Class - Adult
$110 - $170
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$110 - $170
First Class - Child
$110 - $160
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$140 - $200
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$140 - $200
Business Seat - Child
$140 - $200
First Class - Adult
$220 - $310
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$220 - $310
First Class - Child
$220 - $310
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 Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$85 - $110
Business
$140 - $210
Economy
$120 - $140
EconomyPlus
$220 - $310
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $35
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$45 - $48
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Bethesda, MD
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Youngstown to Washington
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $95

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Toronto to Bethesda bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Bethesda, MD station.

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Toronto to Bethesda train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Bethesda is 470 miles. It takes approximately 9h 8m to drive from Toronto to Bethesda.

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American Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 557+ hotels available in Bethesda. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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