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

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3h 25m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Wilmington (ILM) DCA - ILM

$203 - $473

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Bus  •  12h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Fayetteville, NC
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Wilmington, Nc 3736

$144 - $183

4 alternative options

Fly from Washington Dulles  •  3h 46m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Wilmington (ILM) IAD - ILM

$288 - $1,028

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  9h 8m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilson Amtrak Station Carolinian / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Jacksonville, NC 6189

Bus via Richmond  •  10h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilmington, Nc 393 / ...

$149 - $194

Drive  •  6h 30m

  1. Drive from Washington to Surf City 380.6 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Surf City is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 30m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Surf City is to fly which costs $200 - $480 and takes 3h 25m.

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The distance between Washington and Surf City is 312 miles. The road distance is 380.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Surf City without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 9h 8m and costs .

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It takes approximately 3h 25m to get from Washington to Surf City, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Surf City is to fly which takes 3h 25m and costs $200 - $480. Alternatively, you can bus via Richmond, which costs $140 - $200 and takes 10h 26m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Wilmington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Surf City is 381 miles. It takes approximately 6h 30m to drive from Washington to Surf City.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Wilmington Airport.

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There are 144+ hotels available in Surf City. Prices start at $178 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 311.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 25m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Surf City, NC, USA?

American Airlines flies from Washington to Surf City 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Surf City via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, and Wilmington, Nc in around 10h 26m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Washington Dulles to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilson Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Premium
$210 - $300
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$70 - $100
Bus operators
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
Bus from Wilson, NC to Jacksonville, NC
Ave. Duration
2h 37m
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilmington, Nc
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Wilmington, Nc
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55

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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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