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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Cape Breton Island by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to Sydney  •  7h 16m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Sydney (YQY) DCA - YQY

$373 - $1,444

Cheapest option

Fly Reagan Washington to Halifax, bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Halifax (YHZ) DCA - YHZ
  2. Take the bus from Halifax Airport, NS to Port Hawkesbury, NS

$333 - $679

5 alternative options

Fly Washington Dulles to Sydney  •  8h 26m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Sydney (YQY) IAD - YQY

$360 - $1,350

Train to Baltimore, fly to Sydney  •  8h 33m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Sydney (YQY) BWI - YQY

$407 - $1,473

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Sydney  •  10h 12m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Sydney (YQY) PHL - YQY

$460 - $1,850

Train, bus  •  45h 2m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
  4. Take the bus from Halifax to Sydney, NS

$376 - $795

Drive  •  21h 44m

  1. Drive from Washington to Sydney 1279 miles

$220 - $320

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Cape Breton Island is to drive which costs $160 - $250 and takes 21h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Cape Breton Island is to fly which costs $280 - $1,100 and takes 7h 16m.

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The distance between Washington and Cape Breton Island is 966 miles. The road distance is 1279 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Cape Breton Island without a car is to train and bus which takes 45h 2m and costs $280 - $650.

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It takes approximately 7h 16m to get from Washington to Cape Breton Island, including transfers.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Sydney Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 47m and has one stopover.

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Cape Breton Island is 1h ahead of Washington. It is currently 5:24 PM in Washington and 6:24 PM in Cape Breton Island.

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Cape Breton Island is 1279 miles. It takes approximately 21h 44m to drive from Washington to Cape Breton Island.

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American Airlines, Delta, WestJet and Air Canada offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Sydney Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Cape Breton Island. Prices start at $109 CAD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Cape Breton Island.
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  • Distance: 966.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 16m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Cape Breton Island, NS, Canada?

Air Canada, Delta and two other airlines fly from Washington to New Waterford every 2 hours.

Airlines
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $2,900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $2,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $2,900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $2,800
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Ottawa, Halifax
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $2,800
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$470 - $3,200
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $3,100
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$480 - $3,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Ottawa
Ave. Duration
5h 2m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Montreal
Ave. Duration
6h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto, Montreal
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Toronto, Halifax
Ave. Duration
8h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $3,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Montreal, Halifax
Ave. Duration
10h 33m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$450 - $3,300
WestJet
Website
westjet.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6h 51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $2,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Boston, Halifax
Ave. Duration
6h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Sydney via New York La Guardia, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 39m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 34m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$320 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 39m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$340 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
10h 24m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$390 - $1,600
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
5h 44m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
8h 54m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,800
Flights from Baltimore to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 34m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$440 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Toronto
Ave. Duration
6h 4m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Boston, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 14m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Detroit, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 54m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Sydney via Atlanta, Toronto
Ave. Duration
9h 55m
When
Tuesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$480 - $2,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$550 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Newark
Ave. Duration
6h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Halifax via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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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
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $80
Business Class Seat
$70 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$65 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $190
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$80 - $170
Business Class Seat
$130 - $230
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$95 - $140
First Class
$95 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $210
First Class
$180 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$190 - $260
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$190 - $260
First Class
$250 - $430
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 Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Premium
$270 - $380
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $130
Train from New York Penn Station to St-Lambert Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 42m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Premium
$300 - $420
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Saint-Lambert to Halifax
Ave. Duration
21h 26m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$190 - $340
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$160 - $190
Economy
$190 - $280
EconomyPlus
$240 - $340
Business
$350 - $490
Bus operators
Maritimebus
Phone
+1 800-575-1807
Website
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax Airport, NS to Port Hawkesbury, NS
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Book at
maritimebus.com
Bus from Halifax to Sydney, NS
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $100
Book at
maritimebus.com

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

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