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There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Dover by train, bus or car

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Train, bus  •  3h 27m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Duke Of York St @ Legislative Av 301

$34 - $94

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Bus via Washington, DC - Union Station  •  5h 1m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Wilmington
  2. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib 301

$17 - $25

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Wilmington, De 3038 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib 301

$23 - $32

Drive  •  1h 59m

  1. Drive from Washington to Dover 93.5 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Dover is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Dover is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 59m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Dover. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Federal St @ Water St Ib via Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 38m.

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The distance between Washington and Dover is 84 miles. The road distance is 93.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Dover without a car is to train and bus which takes 3h 27m and costs $30 - $95.

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It takes approximately 3h 27m to get from Washington to Dover, including transfers.

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

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Washington to Dover bus services, operated by DART First State, arrive at Federal St @ Water St Ib station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Dover is 93 miles. It takes approximately 1h 59m to drive from Washington to Dover.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Dover. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Dover.
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  • Distance: 83.7 miles
  • Duration: 3h 27m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Dover, DE, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Dover via Wilmington, De and Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr in around 4h 38m.

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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
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 Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Bus operators
DART First State
Phone
+1 800-652-3278
Website
dartfirststate.com
Bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Duke Of York St @ Legislative Av
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
DART First State
Bus from Market St @ Shipley St/Rosa Pk Dr to Federal St @ Water St Ib
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
DART First State
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 Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
boltbus.com

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