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There are 4 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Cape May by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gate #1 Inside The Wrtc to Perry St At Myrtle Ave# 316

3 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Philadelphia "Greyhound" / ...
  2. Take the bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to Cape May Welcome Ctr - Lafayette Street 316 / ...

Bus via Philadelphia  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA Wdc / ...
  2. Take the bus from Jfk Blvd At 30Th St to Cape May Welcome Ctr - Lafayette Street 316

Drive  •  3h 40m

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to Cape May 186.5 miles

UNION STATION station to Cape May by walk, train, subway and bus

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Cape May is around 5h 12m and covers a distance of around 240 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 44 min. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 45m. Operated by Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak and others, the UNION STATION station to Cape May service departs from UNION STATION station and arrives in Perry St At Myrtle Ave#. Typically 56 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
4h 28m
Layover time:
44 min
Total time:
5h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 45m
Journey distance:
240 miles
Services per week:
56
Cheapest price:
$20
Carbon emissions:
31 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:10
Last service departs at:
17:15

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Cape May walk, train, subway and bus schedules

Walk 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.
UNION STATION station → Cape May
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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 Cape May is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cape May is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Cape May is 2 metres.

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

Last updated: 13 Oct 2021
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The cheapest way to get from UNION STATION station to Cape May is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 40m.

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The quickest way to get from UNION STATION station to Cape May is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3h 40m.

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No, there is no direct bus from UNION STATION station to Cape May. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Cape May Welcome Ctr - Lafayette Street via Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 4m.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Cape May is 113 miles. The road distance is 186.5 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Cape May without a car is to train and bus which takes 5h 24m and costs $19 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5h 24m to get from UNION STATION station to Cape May, including transfers.

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UNION STATION station to Cape May bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington station.

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UNION STATION station to Cape May bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Cape May Welcome Ctr - Lafayette Street station.

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to Cape May is 187 miles. It takes approximately 3h 40m to drive from UNION STATION station to Cape May.

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There are 171+ hotels available in Cape May. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 112.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 24m

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Cape May, NJ, USA?

You can take a bus from UNION STATION station to Cape May via Washington and Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St in around 7h 4m.

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $170
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$50 - $170
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$45 - $160
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$27 - $85
First Class - Adult
$160 - $280
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$140 - $260
First Class - Child 2-12
$80 - $140
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $100
Business Class Seat
$55 - $140
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-275-5555
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Gate #1 Inside The Wrtc to Perry St At Myrtle Ave#
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $4
Adult
$3 - $9
Bus from Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St to Cape May Welcome Ctr - Lafayette Street
Ave. Duration
2h 41m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $5
Adult
$3 - $10
Bus from Jfk Blvd At 30Th St to Cape May Welcome Ctr - Lafayette Street
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $5
Adult
$3 - $10
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$26 - $35

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