How to travel from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC

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from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC

You can get from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC on Dec 10 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:29PMPeachtree Station14h16 01:45PMUnion Station
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11:29PMPeachtree Station14h16 01:45PMUnion Station
0 transfers
1331One-way

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Travel Information between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC

distanceDistance540 miles (871 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, ferry, flight or train
priceTicket price range$79 - $224
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $79 (€71) • 12 h 55 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $224 (€202) • 1 h 39 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, United or Amtrak

Travel 540 miles (871 km) by bus, ferry, flight or train to Washington, DC from Atlanta, GA. The most popular travel companies which serve this route are Flixbus, United or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC. You can take a bus, ferry, flight or train.

The cheapest way to get from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $79 (€71) compared to other travel options to Washington, DC:

Taking a bus is usually $145 (€131) less than taking a flight to Washington, DC, which costs on average $224 (€202) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is about $46 (€41) less than taking a train, which costs on average $125 (€112) for this route.

The fastest way to get to Washington, DC from Atlanta, GA is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 39 min.

Other travel options to Washington, DC can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 12 h 55 min.

In comparison, getting to Washington, DC by train can take on average 14 h 16 min.

Washington, DC is approximately 540 miles (871 km) away from Atlanta, GA.

The average frequency per day from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC is:

  • Around 1 bus per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your journey to Washington, DC from Atlanta, GA as scheduled services by bus, ferry, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC:

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC:

    • You can take a bus from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $79 (€71) with Flixbus from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC.
    • You can take a flight from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC with United. Cheap tickets can be found for $224 (€202) with United from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC.
    • You can travel between Atlanta, GA and Washington, DC by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $125 (€112) with Amtrak from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC.
    Many of our customers traveling from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC don't make Washington, DC their final stop. Some of the destinations worth visiting after Washington, DC are New York City, Paris or London, either of which you could add to your trip itinerary. Check Omio for the best and cheapest ways to travel from Washington, DC to any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost $79 (€71) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $224 (€202) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $125 (€112) one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Atlanta, GA to Washington, DC online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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