There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Ellicott City by bus, train, taxi or car

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Bus  •  1 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb to Long Gate P&R 345

$1 - $5

3 alternative options

Train, line 77 bus  •  1 h 39 min

  1. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to WEST BALTIMORE MARC nb Marc
  2. Take the line 77 bus from West Baltimore Marc Lot A to ROLLING RD & RT 40 nb 77 / ...

$6 - $13

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Washington to Ellicott City 31.7 miles

$140 - $170

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Ellicott City 31.7 miles

$3 - $5

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb and arriving at Long Gate P&R. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 1 h 22 min.

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The distance between Washington and Ellicott City is 29 miles. The road distance is 31.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Ellicott City without a car is to bus which takes 1 h 22 min and costs .

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The bus from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb to Long Gate P&R takes 1 h 22 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Washington to Ellicott City bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, depart from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb station.

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Washington to Ellicott City bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at Long Gate P&R station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Ellicott City is 32 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Washington to Ellicott City.

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There are 200+ hotels available in Ellicott City. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 28.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 22 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Ellicott City, MD, USA?

Maryland Transit operates a bus from Washington to Ellicott City every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 1 h 22 min.

Train operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to WEST BALTIMORE MARC nb
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from INDEPENDENCE AVE & 4TH & 3RD ST SW eb to Long Gate P&R
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from West Baltimore Marc Lot A to ROLLING RD & RT 40 nb
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Other operators
Taxi from Washington to Ellicott City
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$140 - $170
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com

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