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There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Newark 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 OurBus  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ OurBus Intercity Prime / ...

$16 - $65

7 alternative options

Bus Eastern Bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St. Washington DC-NYC

$23 - $26

Drive  •  3 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Newark 219.8 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark  •  2 h 47 min

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

$104 - $486

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, subway, train  •  3 h 29 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 34 St - Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station

$71 - $573

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 32 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 New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station

$85 - $454

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Newark  •  3 h 35 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 - $363

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 45 min

  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
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  4. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station

$198 - $791

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Newark is to bus which costs $23 - $26 and takes 5 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Newark 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, DC and arriving at Newark, NJ. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 20 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 Newark is 199 miles. The road distance is 219.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Newark 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 Newark bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Washington, DC station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Newark is to train which takes 2 h 30 min and costs $120 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4 h 20 min, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $490 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Newark.
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  • Distance: 199.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 30 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Newark, NJ, 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, OurBus operates a bus from Washington to Newark 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 20 min. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 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 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Newark via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
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
Train from New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$45 - $130
First Class Seat
$110 - $130
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 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 New York Penn Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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
Bus operators
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
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
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
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
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.com

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 16 min.

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Washington to Newark bus services, operated by OurBus, arrive at Newark, NJ station.

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

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

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

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There are 1938+ hotels available in Newark. Prices start at $98 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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