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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Niagara Falls by plane, bus, train, subway or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington, line 40 bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Buffalo (BUF) DCA - BUF
  2. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St

$117 - $477

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Bus  •  12 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Buffalo

$51 - $86

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Train to Baltimore, fly, line 40 bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Buffalo (BUF) BWI - BUF
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St

$180 - $754

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly, line 40 bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Buffalo (BUF) IAD - BUF
  3. Take the line 40 bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St

$123 - $564

Train  •  12 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$197 - $533

Drive  •  7 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Niagara Falls 404.1 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Niagara Falls is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Niagara Falls is to fly and line 40 bus which costs $110 - $480 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Niagara Falls. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Rainbow Blvd & 1st St via Ellicott St & MTC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 54 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Niagara Falls station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 37 min.

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The distance between Washington and Niagara Falls is 310 miles. The road distance is 404.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Niagara Falls without a car is to train which takes 12 h 37 min and costs $190 - $550.

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It takes approximately 4 h 13 min to get from Washington to Niagara Falls, including transfers.

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Washington to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington station.

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Washington to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Niagara Falls is to train which takes 12 h 37 min and costs $190 - $550. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $90 and takes 12 h 54 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Niagara Falls.
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  • Distance: 310.5 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 13 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Niagara Falls, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Washington to Niagara Falls via New York Penn Station in around 12 h 37 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Niagara Falls once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $85 and the journey takes 11 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Niagara Falls Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8 h 51 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Niagara Falls Station
Ave. Duration
9 h 36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $180
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$70 - $95
Economy
$95 - $140
EconomyPlus
$120 - $180
Business
$160 - $230
Bus operators
NFTA
Phone
+1 716-855-7300
Website
metro.nfta.com
Bus from Ellicott St & MTC to Rainbow Blvd & 1st St
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.nfta.com

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Buffalo Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 14 min.

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Washington to Niagara Falls bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Buffalo station.

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Washington to Niagara Falls train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Niagara Falls Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Niagara Falls is 404 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 53 min to drive from Washington to Niagara Falls.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Buffalo Airport.

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There are 469+ hotels available in Niagara Falls. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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