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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Lake Erie by train, bus, car, car ferry 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.

Recommended option

Train, travel  •  12h 1m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Cleveland Amtrak Station Capitol Limited
  2. Travel from Cleveland Amtrak Station to Lake Erie

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Chester Ave & E 21St St to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran 10 / ...

$49 - $70

5 alternative options

Drive, car ferry, travel  •  12h 39m

  1. Drive from Washington to Marine City, MI
  2. Take the car ferry from Marine City, MI to Sombra, ON
  3. Travel from Sombra, ON to Lake Erie

Fly Reagan Washington to Cleveland, bus, travel  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Cleveland (CLE) DCA - CLE
  2. Take the bus from W Prospect Ave to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran
  3. Travel from Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran to Lake Erie

Fly Washington Dulles to Cleveland, bus, travel  •  6h 30m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Cleveland (CLE) IAD - CLE
  2. Take the bus from W Prospect Ave to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran
  3. Travel from Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran to Lake Erie

Train to Baltimore, fly to Cleveland, bus  •  6h 26m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Cleveland (CLE) BWI - CLE
  3. Take the bus from W Prospect Ave to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran

$170 - $389

Fly Reagan Washington to Akron, bus  •  9h 3m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Akron (CAK) DCA - CAK
  2. Take the bus from Akron, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
  3. Take the bus from Chester Ave & E 21St St to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran

$116 - $225

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Lake Erie is to bus which costs $45 - $75 and takes 12h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Lake Erie is to train and fly and bus which costs $170 - $390 and takes 6h 26m.

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The distance between Washington and Lake Erie is 311 miles.

The best way to get from Washington to Lake Erie without a car is to train and travel which takes 12h 1m and costs .

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It takes approximately 12h 1m to get from Washington to Lake Erie, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Cleveland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 22m.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Cleveland Airport.

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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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Map of how to get from Washington to Lake Erie.
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  • Distance: 310.9 miles
  • Duration: 12h 1m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Lake Erie, OH, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Lake Erie via Pittsburgh, PA, Pittsburgh, Pa, Cleveland, Oh, Chester Ave & E 21St St, and Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran in around 12h 55m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Akron
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Flights from Reagan Washington to Akron via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $800
Flights from Baltimore to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3h 18m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 Cleveland Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
10h 48m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$100 - $160
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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 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 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
Bus operators
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 Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Akron, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $16
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $16
Flexible
$27 - $40
Laketran
Phone
+1 888-525-3872
Email
laketran@laketran.com
Website
laketran.com
Bus from Chester Ave & E 21St St to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
Laketran
Bus from W Prospect Ave to Painesville Township Park & Ride/Laketran
Ave. Duration
55m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
Laketran
Ferry operators
Bluewater Ferry
Website
bluewaterferry.com
Car ferry from Marine City, MI to Sombra, ON
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
Schedules at
bluewaterferry.com

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