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

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Train  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional / ...

$75 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal to Market St At 8Th St 409
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$24 - $59

7 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC

$36 - $65

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Trenton to Washington 175.1 miles

$17 - $25

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$118 - $521

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$191 - $481

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Reagan Washington (DCA) LGA - DCA

$92 - $495

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD

$217 - $855

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$294 - $752

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Trenton to Washington is to drive which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Trenton to Washington is to train which costs $75 - $200 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Trenton to Washington. However, there are services departing from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal and arriving at Washington, Dc via Philadelphia, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Trenton Transit Center and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Trenton and Washington is 153 miles. The road distance is 175.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Trenton to Washington without a car is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $75 - $200.

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The train from Trenton Transit Center to Washington Union Station takes 2 h 28 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Trenton to Washington bus services, operated by NJ Transit, depart from Wallenberg Blvd Across From Terminal station.

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Trenton to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Trenton Transit Center station.

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The best way to get from Trenton to Washington is to train which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $75 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $60 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Trenton to Washington.
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  • Distance: 153.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Trenton, NJ, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Trenton to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $200 and the journey takes 2 h 28 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Trenton to Washington via Market St At 8Th St and Philadelphia, Pa in around 6 h 18 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from New York La Guardia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $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
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 Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Trenton Transit Center to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $50
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $50
Room
$140 - $200
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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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