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from New York City to Washington, DC

You can get from New York City to Washington, DC by train, bus or flight.

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To get from New York City to Washington, DC on Aug 6 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00PMNew York City4h20 07:20PMWashington, DC
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$321One-way
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03:00PMNew York City4h20 07:20PMWashington, DC
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$321One-way
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01:00PMNew York City4h30 05:30PMWashington, DC
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$321One-way
03:00PMNew York City4h20 07:20PMWashington, DC
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$381One-way
09:30AMNew York City4h20 01:50PMWashington, DC
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$381One-way

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Thu
Aug 5
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$26Flixbus
$284United
Fri
Aug 6
$121Amtrak
$26Flixbus
$274gojet airlines
Sat
Aug 7
$55Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$284American Airlines
Sun
Aug 8
$133Amtrak
$26Flixbus
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Mon
Aug 9
$99Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$274gojet airlines
Tue
Aug 10
$44Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$211American Airlines
Wed
Aug 11
$44Amtrak
$23Flixbus
$211American Airlines
Thu
Aug 12
$44Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$211Republic Airlines
Fri
Aug 13
$44Amtrak
$21Flixbus
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Sat
Aug 14
$44Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$211American Airlines
Sun
Aug 15
$78Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$211American Airlines
Mon
Aug 16
$33Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$211American Airlines
Tue
Aug 17
$33Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$211American Airlines
Wed
Aug 18
$33Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$211Republic Airlines
Thu
Aug 19
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$32OurBus
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Fri
Aug 20
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$21Flixbus
$92American Airlines
Sat
Aug 21
$33Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$92Republic Airlines
Sun
Aug 22
$44Amtrak
$21Flixbus
$73American Airlines
Mon
Aug 23
$33Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$92Republic Airlines
Tue
Aug 24
$33Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$92Republic Airlines
Wed
Aug 25
$33Amtrak
$19Flixbus
$71American Airlines

Travel Information from New York City to Washington, DC

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$31 - $61
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $31 (€25) • 15 min
fastestFastest modeBus • $31 (€25) • 15 min
carriersPopular travel companiesAmerican Airlines, OurBus or Amtrak

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 203 miles (328 km) to Washington, DC from New York City. If speed is a priority, then a bus is the best option with an average duration of 15 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $31 (€25). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are American Airlines, OurBus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from New York City to Washington, DC.

How to get from New York City to Washington, DC

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from New York City to Washington, DC, 84,48% of our customers choose the train as their preferred mode of transportation. By traveling by train on this route, you can enjoy the comfort of spacious seats, spectacular views—and in some cases free Wi-Fi—in both second and first class. Our customers have decided that the train is the best way to get from New York City to Washington, DC and have chosen to enjoy this fast, safe and efficient way to arrive at their destination. Taking the train also avoids long lines or potential expenses for transfers to/from the station—especially since most main railway stations are located in the city center. Train companies in Europe vary from country to country, but most of them offer high-speed train routes, therefore when you add up at the end-to-end journey time, the train is often also the fastest way to get to your destination.

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FAQs
What are the ways to get from New York City to Washington, DC?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Washington, DC from New York City. You can take a flight, bus or train.

What is the distance from New York City to Washington, DC?

The distance from New York City to Washington, DC is approximately 203 miles (328 km).

What are the departure and arrival points in New York City and in Washington, DC?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points when traveling from New York City to Washington, DC:

    Which travel companies can take me from New York City to Washington, DC?

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

    • You can go to Washington, DC from New York City by plane with American Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $61 (€48) with American Airlines from New York City to Washington, DC on Omio.
    • You can travel from New York City to Washington, DC by bus with OurBus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $31 (€25) with OurBus from New York City to Washington, DC.
    • You can travel by train from New York City to Washington, DC with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak New York City to Washington, DC tickets for $43 (€34) on Omio.
    Can I travel directly to Washington, DC from New York City?

    Yes, there are direct routes from New York City to Washington, DC with the following travel companies:

    • You can find direct buses to take to Washington, DC with Flixbus or Vamoose Bus.
    • You can check for a direct train to Washington, DC with Amtrak or Amtrak.

    Direct services to Washington, DC tend to save you time and add more convenience as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking tickets for your trip.

    What is another destination I should add to my tour from New York City to Washington, DC?
    Looking to extend your trip from New York City to Washington, DC? Many Omio customers who go from New York City to Washington, DC usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, London or Madrid. If you're looking to explore Paris, London or Madrid from Washington, DC, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    How far in advance should I purchase tickets from New York City to Washington, DC online to get the best deals?

    When planning your trip from New York City to Washington, DC, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to buy and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets are costing $61 (€48) one way on average.
    • Bus tickets cost $31 (€25) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average $43 (€34) one way.

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

    What is the cheapest way to go from New York City to Washington, DC?

    The cheapest way to get from New York City to Washington, DC is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $31 (€25) compared to other travel options to Washington, DC:

    Taking a bus is usually $30 (€24) less than taking a flight to Washington, DC, which costs on average $61 (€48) for the same trip.

    A bus is generally $11 (€9) less than a train for the same trip. Taking a train costs on average $43 (€34) from New York City to Washington, DC.

    What is the fastest way to travel from New York City to Washington, DC?

    The fastest way to get to Washington, DC from New York City is by bus with an average travel time of 15 min.

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

    In comparison, going by flight can take 1 h 10 min   on average.

    In comparison, getting to Washington, DC by train can take on average 3 h 19 min.

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Washington, DC
    Washington DC Union Station
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