There are 3 ways to get from Washington to Atlantic City by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Atlantic City Atlantic City Rail Line

$44 - $113

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Bus  •  4h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Atlantic City, Nj 8802 / ...

$25 - $35

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Drive  •  3h 24m

  1. Drive from Washington to Atlantic City 183.4 miles

$18 - $26

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Atlantic City is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3h 24m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Atlantic City is to drive which costs $18 - $26 and takes 3h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Atlantic City, Nj. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Atlantic City. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Atlantic City via 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 9m.

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The distance between Washington and Atlantic City is 145 miles. The road distance is 183.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Atlantic City without a car is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs $40 - $120.

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It takes approximately 4h 9m to get from Washington to Atlantic City, including transfers.

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Washington to Atlantic City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Atlantic City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Atlantic City is to train which takes 4h 9m and costs $40 - $120. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $25 - $35 and takes 4h 10m.

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  • Distance: 144.6 miles
  • Duration: 4h 9m

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

You can take a train from Washington to Atlantic City via 30th Street Train Station in around 4h 9m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington, Dc to Atlantic City, Nj every 4 hours. Tickets cost $25 - $35 and the journey takes 4h 10m.

Train operators
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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
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 Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Atlantic City
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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.

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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, Dc to Atlantic City, Nj
Ave. Duration
4h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65

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Washington to Atlantic City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Atlantic City, Nj station.

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Washington to Atlantic City train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at Atlantic City station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Atlantic City is 183 miles. It takes approximately 3h 24m to drive from Washington to Atlantic City.

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