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There are 10 ways to get from Washington to New York by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$120 - $340

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to New York Washington DC-NYC / ...

$16 - $65

8 alternative options

Bus Vamoose Bus  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from Bethesda, MD to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street

$38 - $53

Drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Drive from Washington to New York 228.3 miles

$22 - $35

Fly Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia, subway  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to W 4 St

$68 - $443

Fly Reagan Washington to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York JFK (JFK) DCA - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station

$82 - $324

Fly Reagan Washington to Newark  •  3 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR

$120 - $500

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4 h

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) IAD - LGA

$114 - $450

Train to Baltimore, fly to New York JFK, train  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to New York JFK (JFK) BWI - JFK
  3. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station

$195 - $661

Fly Reagan Washington to White Plains, train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to White Plains (HPN) DCA - HPN
  2. Take the train from White Plains to Grand Central

$174 - $624

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to New York is to bus which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4 h 15 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to New York is to train which costs $120 - $340 and takes 2 h 46 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington DC and arriving at New York. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at New York Penn Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 46 min.

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The distance between Washington and New York is 206 miles. The road distance is 228.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to New York without a car is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs $120 - $340.

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The train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station takes 2 h 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Washington to New York bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington DC station.

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Washington to New York train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to New York is to train which takes 2 h 46 min and costs $120 - $340. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $65 and takes 4 h 15 min, you could also fly, which costs $120 - $500 and takes 3 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to New York.
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  • Distance: 206.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and New York, NY, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to New York hourly. Tickets cost $120 - $340 and the journey takes 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to New York hourly. Tickets cost $23 - $35 and the journey takes 4 h 15 min. Nine other operators also service this route.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $550
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to White Plains
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Baltimore to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,200
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$120 - $340
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$120 - $260
First Class Seat
$220 - $340
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from White Plains to Grand Central
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to NY Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
peterpanbus.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW. to New York, NY - 7th Ave & W 33rd St.
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22
Book at
easternbus.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 New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Washington Deluxe
Website
washny.com
Bus from Washington Union Station to Times Square – 42nd Street / Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35
Book at
gotobus.com
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to New York, NY - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $33
Schedules at
bestbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from L’Enfant Plaza, DC to Manhattan, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$25
Website
gobuses.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington Union to New York 6th Ave
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $29
Website
boltbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.com
Vamoose Bus
Website
vamoosebus.com
Bus from Bethesda, MD to Penn Station 7th Ave. Corner of W 30th Street
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
vamoosebus.com

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Washington to New York bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at New York station.

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Washington to New York train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to New York is 228 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to drive from Washington to New York.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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Book your Washington to New York bus tickets online with Busbud and Greyhound.

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There are 1951+ hotels available in New York. Prices start at $108 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 $2 - $4.

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