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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Silver Spring by train, subway, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  14m

  1. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to SILVER SPRING MARC wb Marc

$1 - $5

5 alternative options

Subway  •  22m

  1. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to SILVER SPRING station Red

$2 - $4

Bus  •  36m

  1. Take the bus from 16Th St & I St to Alaska Ave & Kalmia Rd S2 / ...

$1 - $12

Taxi  •  10m

  1. Take a taxi from Washington to Silver Spring 6.9 miles

$25 - $31

Drive  •  10m

  1. Drive from Washington to Silver Spring 6.9 miles

$1

Uber  •  10m

  1. Take an Uber from Washington to Silver Spring 6.9 miles

$8 - $11

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Silver Spring is to drive which costs $1 and takes 10m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Silver Spring is to taxi which costs $25 - $31 and takes 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from 16Th St & I St and arriving at Alaska Ave & Kalmia Rd. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 36m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from UNION STATION MARC Washington station and arriving at SILVER SPRING MARC wb. Services depart every four hours, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 14m.

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The distance between Washington and Silver Spring is 7 miles. The road distance is 6.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Silver Spring without a car is to train which takes 14m and costs $1 - $5.

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The train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to SILVER SPRING MARC wb takes 14m including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Washington to Silver Spring bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, depart from 16Th St & I St station.

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Washington to Silver Spring train services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at UNION STATION MARC Washington.

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The best way to get from Washington to Silver Spring is to train which takes 14m and costs $1 - $5. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $1 - $12 and takes 36m.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Silver Spring.
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  • Distance: 6.7 miles
  • Duration: 14m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Silver Spring, MD, USA?

Maryland Transit operates a train from Washington to Silver Spring every 4 hours. Tickets cost $1 - $5 and the journey takes 14m. Alternatively, Metro Washington DC operates a bus from Washington to Silver Spring every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $2 - $5 and the journey takes 36m. Two other operators also service this route.

Train operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to SILVER SPRING MARC wb
Ave. Duration
14m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
More information at
Maryland Transit
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from METRO CENTER station to SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from 16Th St & I St to Alaska Ave & Kalmia Rd
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Silver Spring, Md
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$7 - $12
Flexible
$23 - $35
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from 18TH ST & PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW nb to SILVER SPRING METRO STATION nb
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
More information at
Maryland Transit
Other operators
Uber Washington D.C.
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Washington to Silver Spring
Ave. Duration
10m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$8 - $11
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$8 - $11
UberX
$8 - $11
WAV
$8 - $11
UberX Car Seat
$16 - $21
UberXL
$20 - $26
Black
$35 - $50
Black Car Seat
$45 - $60
Black SUV Car Seat
$50 - $70
Black SUV
$45 - $60
Taxi from Washington to Silver Spring
Ave. Duration
10m
Estimated price
$25 - $31
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov

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Washington to Silver Spring bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, arrive at Alaska Ave & Kalmia Rd station.

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Washington to Silver Spring train services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at SILVER SPRING MARC wb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Silver Spring is 7 miles. It takes approximately 10m to drive from Washington to Silver Spring.

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