There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Long Island City by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  2 h 59 min

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

$130 - $336

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York Washington

$20 - $36

7 alternative options

Bus Eastern Bus  •  4 h 38 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station Northbound

$24 - $29

Drive  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Long Island City 232.5 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, subway  •  2 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to Court Sq

$68 - $443

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, subway  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Court Sq

$79 - $319

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark  •  3 h 15 min

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

$123 - $503

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK  •  3 h 21 min

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

$192 - $656

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to New York La Guardia  •  3 h 51 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

$114 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Long Island City is to bus which costs $20 - $40 and takes 4 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Long Island City is to fly and subway which costs $65 - $450 and takes 2 h 58 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Long Island City. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Queens Plaza S/28 St via W 32 St/7 Av. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 38 min.

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The distance between Washington and Long Island City is 209 miles. The road distance is 232.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Long Island City without a car is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs $130 - $340.

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It takes approximately 2 h 59 min to get from Washington to Long Island City, including transfers.

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Washington to Long Island City bus services, operated by Eastern Bus, depart from Washington DC station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Long Island City is to train which takes 2 h 59 min and costs $130 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $20 - $40 and takes 4 h 28 min, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $550 and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Washington to Long Island City bus services, operated by Eastern Bus, arrive at New York, NY - Penn Station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Long Island City.
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  • Distance: 209 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 59 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to Long Island City hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Long Island City hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Boltbus also services this route every 4 hours.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
New York City Transit (MTA)
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
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington Union to 36th St & 11th Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
boltbus.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Long Island City is 233 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 3 min to drive from Washington to Long Island City.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 1795+ hotels available in Long Island City. Prices start at $115 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 $2 - $4.

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