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There are 10 ways to get from Washington Union Station to Chinatown by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3h 2m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station Acela / ...

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Bus  •  4h 12m

  1. Take the bus from Washington Union to New York 6th Ave New York / ...

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Bus via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY  •  4h 30m

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

Drive  •  4h

  1. Drive from Washington Union Station to Chinatown 226.5 miles

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train  •  3h 22m

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

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, subway  •  3h 41m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to Canal St

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  3h 45m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark to World Trade Center

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK, subway  •  3h 48m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to New York JFK (JFK) BWI - JFK
  3. Take the subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to Canal St

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  3h 32m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BWI - LGA
  3. Take the train from Woodside to New York Penn Station

Fly Reagan Washington to White Plains, train, line 4 subway  •  5h 35m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to White Plains (HPN) DCA - HPN
  2. Take the train from White Plains to Harlem-125th St.
  3. Take the line 4 subway from 125 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
Washington Union Station → Chinatown
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Chinatown is 800-232-4636.

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Union Station to Chinatown is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 4h.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Union Station to Chinatown is to train which costs $20 - $250 and takes 3h 2m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington Union and arriving at New York 6th Ave. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 12m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 59m.

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The distance between Washington Union Station and Chinatown is 204 miles. The road distance is 226.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Union Station to Chinatown without a car is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs $20 - $250.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station takes 2h 59m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Washington Union Station to Chinatown bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Washington Union station.

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Washington Union Station to Chinatown train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington Union Station to Chinatown is to train which takes 3h 2m and costs $20 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $45 and takes 4h 12m.

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  • Distance: 204.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 2m

What companies run services between Washington Union Station, DC, USA and Chinatown, NY, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Union Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $250 and the journey takes 2h 59m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Washington Union to New York 6th Ave hourly. Tickets cost $20 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 12m. Megabus also services this route hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $330
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to White Plains
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $170
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $160
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $250
Air Senegal
Website
flyairsenegal.com
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$10 - $280
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $250
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $190
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $380
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $12
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$6 - $9
Peak
$3 - $12
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Howard Beach-JFK Airport to Canal St
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
Subway from 125 St to Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from Newark to World Trade Center
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Senior 65+
$2
Adult
$3
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
MTA Bus Company
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Harlem-125th St.
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Schedules at
new.mta.info
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington Union to New York 6th Ave
Ave. Duration
4h 12m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
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
$40 - $60
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.

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 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

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Washington Union Station to Chinatown bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at New York 6th Ave station.

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Washington Union Station to Chinatown train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Union Station to Chinatown is 227 miles. It takes approximately 4h to drive from Washington Union Station to Chinatown.

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

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