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There are 8 ways to get from Washington to New Jersey by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  2 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Newark Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$120 - $330

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Bus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Newark Washington / ...

$18 - $65

6 alternative options

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Newark 219.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, subway, train  •  3 h 30 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 14 St
  3. Take the train from 14th Street to Journal Square

$71 - $446

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark  •  3 h 1 min

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

$104 - $485

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from 33rd Street to Journal Square

$85 - $327

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Newark  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Newark (EWR) IAD - EWR

$100 - $362

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station

$192 - $480

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to New Jersey is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 51 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to New Jersey is to train which costs $120 - $330 and takes 2 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington and arriving at Newark. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Newark Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Washington and New Jersey is 163 miles. The road distance is 219.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to New Jersey without a car is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $120 - $330.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Newark Penn Station takes 2 h 30 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Washington to New Jersey bus services, operated by Boltbus, depart from Washington station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to New Jersey is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $120 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $65 and takes 4 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $490 and takes 3 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to New Jersey.
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  • Distance: 163.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to Newark hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $330 and the journey takes 2 h 30 min. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Washington to Newark twice daily. Tickets cost $18 - $28 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Greyhound USA also services this route twice daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 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
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 Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $330
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $250
First Class Seat
$210 - $330
PATH
Phone
+1 800 234-7284
Website
panynj.gov
Train from 14th Street to Journal Square
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Train from 33rd Street to Journal Square
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
panynj.gov
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
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
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Trenton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Boltbus
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 Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $45
Flexible
$45 - $65

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Washington to New Jersey bus services, operated by Boltbus, arrive at Newark station.

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Washington to New Jersey train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to New Jersey is 220 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to drive from Washington to New Jersey.

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

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There are 26+ hotels available in New Jersey. Prices start at $60 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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