There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Reading by train, bus, car or plane

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, bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Reading Nyc

$110 - $269

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to York, Pa 4696 / ...
  2. Take the bus from York to Reading York / ...

$31 - $57

4 alternative options

Train, bus via Lancaster Amtrak  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Lancaster Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster to Reading

$131 - $317

Drive  •  2 h 39 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Reading 143.4 miles

$14 - $21

Train to Baltimore, fly to Lancaster, bus  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lancaster (LNS) BWI - LNS
  3. Take the bus from Lancaster to Reading

$109 - $235

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, bus  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Reading

$186 - $463

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Reading is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Reading is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 39 min.

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The distance between Washington and Reading is 116 miles. The road distance is 143.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to get from Washington to Reading, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Reading. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Reading via York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 55 min.

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What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Reading, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Reading via York, Pa and York in around 4 h 55 min.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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.

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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Lancaster Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Bieber Transportation Group
Website
biebergroup.com
Bus from 30th St. Station to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
biebergroup.com
Bus from York to Reading
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $23
Schedules at
biebergroup.com
Bus from Lancaster to Reading
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
biebergroup.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 York, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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