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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Germantown by train, bus, car or plane

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  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Hudson Amtrak Station Adirondack / ...

$118 - $309

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  9h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
  3. Take the bus from Poughkeepsie Train Station to Pine Street & Katherine Street C

$74 - $121

5 alternative options

Bus  •  8h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. Washington DC-NYC
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Saugerties, NY

$155 - $207

Drive  •  5h 57m

  1. Drive from Washington to Germantown 332.7 miles

$30 - $50

Fly from Reagan Washington, bus  •  5h 27m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Albany (ALB) DCA - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany Airport to Catskill, NY - P & R

$166 - $348

Train to Baltimore, fly, bus  •  5h 36m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB
  3. Take the bus from Albany Airport to Catskill, NY - P & R

$209 - $517

Fly from Washington Dulles, bus  •  5h 46m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB) IAD - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany Airport to Catskill, NY - P & R

$210 - $352

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Germantown is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Germantown is to fly and bus which costs $160 - $350 and takes 5h 27m.

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The distance between Washington and Germantown is 280 miles. The road distance is 332.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Germantown without a car is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs $110 - $310.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Washington to Germantown, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Germantown is to train which takes 6h 13m and costs $110 - $310. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $150 - $210 and takes 8h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 21m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Germantown is 333 miles. It takes approximately 5h 57m to drive from Washington to Germantown.

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

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There are 86+ hotels available in Germantown. Prices start at $118 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Germantown.
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  • Distance: 279.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Germantown, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Washington to Germantown via New York Penn Station and Hudson Amtrak Station in around 6h 13m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Germantown via New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St., New York, NY - Port Authority, and Saugerties, NY in around 8h 21m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $370
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
Train operators
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from New York Penn Station to Hudson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Hudson
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$25 - $50
Economy
$45 - $65
EconomyPlus
$65 - $95
Business
$65 - $95
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1h 48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$17 - $19
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$25 - $35
At station
$24 - $27
Bus operators
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Saugerties, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany Airport to Catskill, NY - P & R
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Dutchess County Public Transit
Phone
+1 845-473-8424
Email
PublicTransit@DutchessNY.gov
Website
dutchessny.gov
Bus from Poughkeepsie Train Station to Pine Street & Katherine Street
Ave. Duration
59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
dutchessny.gov

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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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