There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Emerald Isle by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  8 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilson Amtrak Carolinian / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC 6089

Cheapest option

Fly from Reagan Washington, bus, taxi  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Wilmington (ILM) DCA - ILM
  2. Take the bus from Wilmington, Nc to Jacksonville
  3. Take a taxi from Jacksonville to Emerald Isle

$226 - $520

3 alternative options

Bus, Amtrak Thruway  •  13 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Raleigh, Nc
  2. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilson, Nc 312
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Emerald Isle 369.8 miles

$35 - $55

Fly from Washington Dulles, bus, taxi  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Wilmington (ILM) IAD - ILM
  2. Take the bus from Wilmington, Nc to Jacksonville
  3. Take a taxi from Jacksonville to Emerald Isle

$312 - $1,077

Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Emerald Isle is 293 miles. The road distance is 369.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Emerald Isle without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 8 h 59 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 8 h 59 min to get from Washington to Emerald Isle, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Wilmington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 28 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Emerald Isle is 370 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 32 min to drive from Washington to Emerald Isle.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Wilmington Airport.

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There are 20+ hotels available in Emerald Isle. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Washington to Emerald Isle.
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  • Distance: 293.1 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 59 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Emerald Isle, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Emerald Isle via Raleigh, Nc, Wilson, Nc, Wilson, NC, and Havelock, NC in around 13 h 38 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Wilmington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
Bus 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Wilson, NC to Havelock, NC
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $75
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $50
Flexible
$55 - $75
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilson, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Wilmington, Nc to Jacksonville
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Other operators
Taxi from Jacksonville to Emerald Isle
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$95 - $120

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