There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Grand Central Terminal by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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

Recommended option

Train  •  3 h 21 min

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

$120 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus Focus  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to New York 31st St. Focus Travel

$20

7 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny 2906 / ...

$22 - $67

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Grand Central Terminal 230.7 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, line 7 subway  •  3 h 3 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA
  2. Take the line 7 subway from 74 St - Broadway to Grand Central - 42 St

$68 - $443

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR

$120 - $500

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train, line 7 subway  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Woodside
  3. Take the line 7 subway from Woodside - 61 St to Grand Central - 42 St

$84 - $326

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to New York La Guardia, line 7 subway  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) IAD - LGA
  3. Take the line 7 subway from 74 St - Broadway to Grand Central - 42 St

$114 - $450

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to New York JFK (JFK) BWI - JFK

$197 - $663

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Grand Central Terminal is to bus which costs $20 and takes 4 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Grand Central Terminal is to fly and line 7 subway which costs $65 - $450 and takes 3 h 3 min.

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The distance between Washington and Grand Central Terminal is 208 miles. The road distance is 230.7 miles.

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The train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station takes 2 h 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, DC and arriving at New York 31st St.. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 27 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to Grand Central Terminal hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Grand Central Terminal hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $65 and the journey takes 4 h 19 min. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route every 2 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Woodside
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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
4 h 19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Schedules at
peterpanbus.com
Book at
webstore.peterpanbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com

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