There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Long Island 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 33 min

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

$140 - $351

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to New York, Ny 2906 / ...
  2. Take the train from Hunterspoint Avenue to Smithtown Port Jefferson

$34 - $84

7 alternative options

Bus  •  9 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station Northbound
  2. Take the bus from 59th & Lex to Tanger North Fork-Eastbound

$49 - $59

Drive  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Centereach 285.9 miles

$28 - $45

Train to Baltimore, fly to Islip  •  3 h 58 min

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

$208 - $582

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

$89 - $333

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma

$77 - $457

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Ronkonkoma

$132 - $521

Fly Washington Dulles to New York JFK, train  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New York JFK (JFK) IAD - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma

$90 - $320

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Long Island is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Long Island is to train and fly which costs $200 - $600 and takes 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Washington and Long Island is 250 miles. The road distance is 285.9 miles.

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It takes approximately 5 h 33 min to get from Washington to Long Island, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Long Island. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Hammond Lane via W 32 St/7 Av, 59th & Lex and Tanger Mall Drive. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 25 min.

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Southwest Airlines offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Islip Airport.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Long Island.
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  • Distance: 250.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 33 min

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

You can take a train from Washington to Centereach via New York Penn Station, Penn Station, Ronkonkoma, and Ronkonkoma LIRR in around 5 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Centereach via New York, NY - Penn Station, W 32 St/7 Av, E 59 St/Lexington Av, 59th & Lex, Tanger, and Tanger Mall Drive in around 9 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Islip
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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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
22 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 Penn Station to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Hunterspoint Avenue to Smithtown
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $13
Schedules at
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Ronkonkoma
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $15
Schedules at
mta.info
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
Eastern Shuttle
Phone
202-750-9078
Website
easternshuttle.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
easternshuttle.com
Hola Bus
Phone
+1 917-398-0398
Email
help@iLIKEBUS.com
Website
holabus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22
Schedules at
holabus.com

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