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

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  •  2 h 56 min

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

$120 - $340

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal Northbound / ...

$16 - $65

7 alternative options

Bus Vamoose Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bethesda, MD to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street

$38 - $53

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Washington to New York 228.3 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 6 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 W 4 St

$68 - $443

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  3 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

$119 - $503

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 12 min

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

$82 - $324

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to New York La Guardia, subway  •  4 h 18 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
  3. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to W 4 St

$114 - $450

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK  •  3 h 30 min

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

$195 - $661

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to New York is to bus which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to New York is to train which costs $120 - $340 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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The distance between Washington and New York is 206 miles. The road distance is 228.3 miles.

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The train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station takes 2 h 56 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, DC - Union Station station and arriving at NY Port Authority Bus Terminal. Services depart every 10 minutes, 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 Amtrak station and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 56 min.

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to New York hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2 h 56 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Washington to New York hourly. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. 10 other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 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 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
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
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
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
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
Hourly
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
holabus.com
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
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from L’Enfant Plaza, DC to Manhattan, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gobuses.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington Union to New York 6th Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $28
Schedules at
boltbus.com
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 29 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Schedules at
bestbus.com
Washington Deluxe
Website
washny.com
Bus from Union Station to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25
Schedules at
washny.com
Book at
gotobus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Schedules at
ourbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
gotobus.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Vamoose Bus
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Bethesda, MD to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com

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