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There are 10 ways to get from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK  •  2h 34m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK

$98 - $353

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Bus via Jamaica  •  5h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Midtown NYC FlixBus

$18 - $26

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Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK  •  2h 48m

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

$143 - $2,761

Fly Washington Dulles to New York JFK  •  2h 56m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New York JFK (JFK) IAD - JFK

$318 - $3,008

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia  •  4h 8m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA

$74 - $325

Fly Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia  •  4h 32m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) IAD - LGA

$154 - $530

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark, train  •  4h 40m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Take the train from Jamaica AirTrain to JFK Terminal 4

$112 - $559

Train  •  3h 27m

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

$52 - $214

Bus  •  5h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Dupont Cir, Washington DC to New York 6th Ave New York / ...

$23 - $35

Drive  •  4h 19m

  1. Drive from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) 242.5 miles

$23 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to bus via Jamaica which costs $18 - $26 and takes 5h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to fly which costs $95 - $360 and takes 2h 34m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to New York JFK Airport (JFK). However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at JFK Terminal 4 via Penn Station and Jamaica AirTrain. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 27m.

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The distance between Washington and New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 212 miles. The road distance is 242.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) without a car is to train which takes 3h 27m and costs $50 - $220.

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It takes approximately 2h 34m to get from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK), including transfers.

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Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is to fly which takes 2h 34m and costs $95 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $220 and takes 3h 27m, you could also bus, which costs $23 - $35 and takes 5h 19m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK).
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  • Distance: 212.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 34m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA?

Delta and American Airlines fly from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) every 3 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 2h 49m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $140
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $130
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $190
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $130
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $410
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $370
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Train from Jamaica AirTrain to JFK Terminal 4
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
More information at
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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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Dupont Cir, Washington DC to New York 6th Ave
Ave. Duration
4h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Midtown NYC
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK) is 243 miles. It takes approximately 4h 19m to drive from Washington to New York JFK Airport (JFK).

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

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There are 1559+ hotels available in New York JFK Airport (JFK). Prices start at $100 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 - $3.

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