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There are 2 ways to get from Washington to Cape May by bus, car ferry or car

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Bus, car ferry  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Rehoboth Ave & Boardwalk Beaches2dc / ...
  2. Take the car ferry from Lewes, DE to Cape May, NJ

$42 - $53

1 alternative option

Drive  •  3 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Cape May 189.9 miles

$18 - $27

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Cape May is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Cape May is to drive which costs $18 - $27 and takes 3 h 42 min.

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The distance between Washington and Cape May is 115 miles. The road distance is 189.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 17 min to get from Washington to Cape May, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Cape May is 190 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 42 min to drive from Washington to Cape May.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Cape May. Prices start at $71 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Cape May.
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  • Distance: 115.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 17 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Cape May, NJ, USA?

There is no direct connection from Washington to Cape May. However, you can take the bus to Rehoboth Ave & Boardwalk, take the drive to Lewes, DE, take the car ferry to Cape May, NJ, then take the drive to Cape May. Alternatively, you can take the drive to Cape May.

Bus operators
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Rehoboth Ave & Boardwalk
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Schedules at
bestbus.com
Ferry operators
Cape May-Lewes Ferry
Website
capemaylewesferry.com
Car ferry from Lewes, DE to Cape May, NJ
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
cmlf.com
Book at
booking.cmlf.com

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