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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  2h 49m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Albany (ALB) DCA - ALB

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Bus via Albany, NY  •  9h 29m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York Midtown 2601 / ...
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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Albany (ALB) BWI - ALB

Fly from Washington Dulles  •  3h 18m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Albany (ALB) IAD - ALB

Train  •  7h 43m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

Bus  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny 288 / ...

Drive  •  6h 32m

  1. Drive from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 372.4 miles
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The most affordable way to get from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to bus via Albany, NY, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 9h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which costs $110 - $270 and takes 2h 49m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington station to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Union Station, Washington, DC and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via New York, Ny and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 58m.

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The distance between Washington and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 320 miles. The road distance is 372.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 7h 43m and costs $50 - $300.

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It takes approximately 2h 49m to get from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Union Station, Washington, DC.

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The best way to get from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which takes 2h 49m and costs $110 - $270. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $300 and takes 7h 43m, you could also bus, which costs $50 - $120 and takes 8h 58m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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  • Distance: 319.7 miles
  • Duration: 2h 49m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, East St & Herrick St, Broadway & Orange St / Van Tromp St, Clinton Square Station - N. Pearl St & Clinton Ave, and Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St in around 7h 43m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $320
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $450
Flights from Washington Dulles to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $340
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Albany via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$90 - $230
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Train from Washington Union Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
Train from Washington Union Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $250
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $190
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $380
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Washington Union Station to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
peterpanbus.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 to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.com
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to New York Midtown
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Fox Bus
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Midtown to Albany, NY
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20 - $25
Schedules at
gotobus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 372 miles. It takes approximately 6h 32m to drive from Washington to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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Delta, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Albany Airport.

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There are 95+ hotels available in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 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 $1 - $3.

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