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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Salt Lake City by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  6h 42m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Salt Lake City (SLC) DCA - SLC

$136 - $396

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  6h 54m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Salt Lake City (SLC) BWI - SLC

$239 - $563

Fly from Washington Dulles  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Salt Lake City (SLC) IAD - SLC

$182 - $563

Train  •  2 days 4h

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station Capitol Limited
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak Station California Zephyr

$309 - $905

Bus  •  2 days 8h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Denver, Co
  3. Take the bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut

$222 - $569

Drive  •  32h 34m

  1. Drive from Washington to Salt Lake City 2090.4 miles

$200 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $130 - $400 and takes 6h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Salt Lake City is to fly which costs $130 - $400 and takes 6h 42m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Salt Lake City. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Salt Lake City, Ut via Harrisburg, Pa and Denver, Co. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 8h.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Salt Lake City station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Salt Lake City Amtrak Station via Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 4h.

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The distance between Washington and Salt Lake City is 1853 miles. The road distance is 2090.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Salt Lake City without a car is to train which takes 2 days 4h and costs $300 - $950.

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It takes approximately 6h 42m to get from Washington to Salt Lake City, including transfers.

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Washington to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Salt Lake City is to fly which takes 6h 42m and costs $130 - $400. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $300 - $950 and takes 2 days 4h, you could also bus, which costs $220 - $600 and takes 2 days 8h.

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  • Distance: 1852.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 42m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Salt Lake City, UT, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and three other airlines fly from Washington to Salt Lake City hourly. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Salt Lake City via Chicago Union Station in around 2 days 4h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Salt Lake City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 47m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City via Dallas
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Salt Lake City via Detroit
Ave. Duration
6h 46m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Reagan Washington to Salt Lake City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 5m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
7h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
4h 49m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Salt Lake City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$280 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City via Houston
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City via Newark
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$300 - $1,300
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 8m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 16m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Washington Dulles to Salt Lake City via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
7h 17m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Baltimore to Salt Lake City via Denver
Ave. Duration
6h 48m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
17h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $280
Business Coach Seat
$220 - $310
Room
$440 - $600
Train from Chicago Union Station to Salt Lake City Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$200 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$360 - $550
Business Coach Seat
$430 - $600
Room
$750 - $1,100
Bus operators
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 Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Denver, Co
Ave. Duration
38h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$150 - $390
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$150 - $250
Flexible
$300 - $390
Bus from Denver, Co to Salt Lake City, Ut
Ave. Duration
12h 15m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $140
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$55 - $90
Flexible
$100 - $140

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Salt Lake City Airport is the direct flight which takes 4h 53m.

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Washington to Salt Lake City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Salt Lake City, Ut station.

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Salt Lake City is 2h behind Washington. It is currently 3:16 AM in Washington and 1:16 AM in Salt Lake City.

Washington to Salt Lake City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Salt Lake City Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Salt Lake City is 2090 miles. It takes approximately 32h 34m to drive from Washington to Salt Lake City.

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United Airlines, Southwest Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Salt Lake City Airport.

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Book your Washington to Salt Lake City bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 251+ hotels available in Salt Lake City. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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