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There are 9 ways to get from Washington to New Canaan by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Stamford Amtrak Station Acela Express / ...

$46 - $230

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Bus, train via Union Station, Washington, DC  •  6h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Stamford New Haven / ...

$39 - $80

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Bus, train  •  6h 28m

  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 train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...

$49 - $146

Drive  •  4h 53m

  1. Drive from Washington to New Canaan 273.5 miles

$26 - $40

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  5h 20m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Stamford

$134 - $536

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 25m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
  4. Take the train from Stamford to New Canaan

$95 - $569

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  5h 34m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station

$109 - $448

Fly Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia, train  •  6h 3m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) IAD - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
  3. Take the train from Stamford to New Canaan

$140 - $574

Fly Reagan Washington to White Plains, line 971 bus, train  •  6h 8m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to White Plains (HPN) DCA - HPN
  2. Take the line 971 bus from Westchester Ave and Paulding St to Stamford Transportation Ctr Bay A and N State St
  3. Take the train from Stamford to New Canaan

$171 - $624

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to New Canaan is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to New Canaan is to train which costs $45 - $230 and takes 4h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to New Canaan. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at New Canaan via Stamford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 50m.

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The distance between Washington and New Canaan is 245 miles. The road distance is 273.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to New Canaan without a car is to train which takes 4h 50m and costs $45 - $230.

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It takes approximately 4h 50m to get from Washington to New Canaan, including transfers.

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Washington to New Canaan train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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Washington to New Canaan train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Stamford Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to New Canaan is 273 miles. It takes approximately 4h 53m to drive from Washington to New Canaan.

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  • Distance: 244.9 miles
  • Duration: 4h 50m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and New Canaan, CT, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to New Canaan every 4 hours. Tickets cost $150 - $220 and the journey takes 3h 56m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to White Plains
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$150 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$150 - $220
First Class
$210 - $350
Train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $200
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$65 - $140
Business Class Seat
$100 - $190
Train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
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 Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $110
Train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Stamford
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$17 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $22
At station
$12 - $16
Train from Stamford to New Canaan
Ave. Duration
18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $14
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$6 - $8
Off-peak onboard
$12 - $14
Onboard
$9 - $13
At station
$4 - $10
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Website
LIRR
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
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
CT Transit
Phone
+1 860-522-8101
Website
cttransit.com
Bus from Westchester Ave and Paulding St to Stamford Transportation Ctr Bay A and N State St
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
cttransit.com
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buypasses.storesecured.com

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United Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Newark Airport.

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There are 54+ hotels available in New Canaan. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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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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