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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 Dec 4 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

03:00PMNew York City4h40 07:40PMWashington, DC
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$211One-way
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03:00PMNew York City4h20 07:20PMWashington, DC
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$421One-way
09:30AMNew York City4h20 01:50PMWashington, DC
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$421One-way
01:30PMNew York City4h20 05:50PMWashington, DC
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$421One-way

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Fri
Dec 3
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$25Flixbus
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Sat
Dec 4
$121Amtrak
$21OurBus
$274United
Sun
Dec 5
$121Amtrak
$22Flixbus
$274gojet airlines
Mon
Dec 6
$99Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$182United
Tue
Dec 7
$66Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$182United
Wed
Dec 8
$66Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$182United
Thu
Dec 9
$55Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$171United
Fri
Dec 10
$55Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$182United
Sat
Dec 11
$77Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$259Mesa Airlines
Sun
Dec 12
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$18Flixbus
$222Republic Airlines
Mon
Dec 13
$78Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$182United
Tue
Dec 14
$44Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$182United
Wed
Dec 15
$44Amtrak
$22Flixbus
$171United
Thu
Dec 16
$77Amtrak
$22Flixbus
$73American Airlines
Fri
Dec 17
$55Amtrak
$22Flixbus
$179gojet airlines
Sat
Dec 18
$138Amtrak
$20Flixbus
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Sun
Dec 19
$77Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$73American Airlines
Mon
Dec 20
$133Amtrak
$20Flixbus
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Tue
Dec 21
$138Amtrak
$22Flixbus
$73American Airlines
Wed
Dec 22
$77Amtrak
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$99United
Thu
Dec 23
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$22Flixbus
$179gojet airlines

Travel Information to Washington, DC from New York City

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $264
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $264 (€220) • 1 h 8 min
carriersPopular travel companiesUnited, Flixbus 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 flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 8 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€15). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are United, Flixbus 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
How do I travel 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 cheapest way to travel between New York City and 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 $18 (€15) compared to other travel options to Washington, DC:

A bus is generally $246 (€205) less than a flight for the same route. Taking a flight costs on average $264 (€220) from New York City to Washington, DC.

Taking a bus is about $77 (€64) less than taking a train, which costs on average $95 (€79) for this trip.

What is the quickest way to get from New York City to Washington, DC?

The fastest way to get to Washington, DC from New York City is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 8 min.

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

In comparison, getting to Washington, DC by bus can take on average 4 h 15 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 3 h 19 min.

What is the distance between New York City and Washington, DC?

You should expect to travel around 203 miles (328 km) between New York City and Washington, DC.

How many services a day are there to Washington, DC from New York City?

The average frequency per day from New York City to Washington, DC is:

  • 17 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip to Washington, DC from New York City as scheduled services by flight, bus or train can vary by season or day of the week.

When traveling between New York City and Washington, DC, what are the departure and arrival points in New York City and Washington, DC?

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

    Who can get 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 United. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $264 (€220) with United from New York City to Washington, DC on Omio.
    • You can take a bus from New York City to Washington, DC with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for $18 (€15) with Flixbus from New York City to Washington, DC.
    • You can travel from New York City to Washington, DC by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $95 (€79) with Amtrak from New York City to Washington, DC.
    Is it possible to travel directly from New York City to Washington, DC?

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

    • You can find around 17 direct trains per day and travel with Amtrak or Amtrak.

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

    Where should I go next after I travel from New York City to Washington, DC?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from New York City to Washington, DC often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like Paris, London or Madrid. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your New York City and Washington, DC itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Washington, DC and any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I book my New York City to Washington, DC one way ticket 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 purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets cost on average $264 (€220) one way.
    • Bus tickets cost $18 (€15) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $95 (€79) one way on average.

    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.