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from Washington, DC to New York City

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

Our recommendation

To get from Washington, DC to New York City on Dec 9 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:30AMWashington, DC4h40 01:10PMNew York City
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$201One-way
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08:30AMWashington, DC4h40 01:10PMNew York City
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$201One-way
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03:00PMWashington, DC4h20 07:20PMNew York City
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$421One-way
09:30AMWashington, DC4h20 01:50PMNew York City
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$421One-way
05:45PMWashington, DC4h00 09:45PMNew York City
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$471One-way

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Wed
Dec 8
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$24Flixbus
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Thu
Dec 9
$121Amtrak
$20OurBus
$219United
Fri
Dec 10
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$25Flixbus
$219United
Sat
Dec 11
$66Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$274United
Sun
Dec 12
$67Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$188United
Mon
Dec 13
$67Amtrak
$18Flixbus
$187United
Tue
Dec 14
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$18Flixbus
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Wed
Dec 15
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$20Flixbus
$176United
Thu
Dec 16
$55Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$258gojet airlines
Fri
Dec 17
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$20Flixbus
$258Mesa Airlines
Sat
Dec 18
$55Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$258gojet airlines
Sun
Dec 19
$55Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$258Mesa Airlines
Mon
Dec 20
$55Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$258Mesa Airlines
Tue
Dec 21
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$20OurBus
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Wed
Dec 22
$44Amtrak
$22Flixbus
$78American Airlines
Thu
Dec 23
$44Amtrak
$21OurBus
$179United
Fri
Dec 24
$121Amtrak
$25Flixbus
$89American Airlines
Sat
Dec 25
$55Amtrak
$20Flixbus
$78American Airlines
Sun
Dec 26
$44Amtrak
$26OurBus
$179United
Mon
Dec 27
$122Amtrak
$20OurBus
$169American Airlines
Tue
Dec 28
$138Amtrak
$22OurBus
$126gojet airlines

Travel Information between Washington, DC and New York City

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $262
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€15) • 4 h 15 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $262 (€220) • 1 h 11 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRepublic Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 203 miles (328 km) between Washington, DC and New York City. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 11 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 trip are Republic Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Washington, DC to New York City.

How to get from Washington, DC to New York City

The Best Way According to our Users

Whether it is for business or leisure, in order to travel from Washington, DC to New York City, 86,14% 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 Washington, DC to New York City 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 reach New York City from Washington, DC?

There are 3 ways to get from Washington, DC to New York City: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Washington, DC to New York City the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to go to New York City from Washington, DC is by taking a bus, which costs on average $18 (€15).

This is compared to other ways of getting to New York City:

A bus is generally $244 (€205) less than a flight for the same journey. Taking a flight costs on average $262 (€220) from Washington, DC to New York City.

Taking a bus is about $35 (€29) less than taking a train, which costs on average $52 (€44) for this route.

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

The quickest way to travel from Washington, DC to New York City is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 11 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, going by bus can take 4 h 15 min   on average.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 3 h 20 min   of travel time.

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

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

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

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

  • 16 trains a day.

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

Where do I depart from Washington, DC? Where do I arrive in New York City?

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

    Which travel operators can get me to New York City from Washington, DC?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Washington, DC to New York City, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Republic Airlines can get you to New York City by plane. You can find a good deal for plane tickets with Republic Airlines from Washington, DC to New York City for $262 (€220) on Omio.
    • Flixbus can take you to New York City by bus. If searching for a good deal on buses, you can find tickets for Flixbus from Washington, DC to New York City for $18 (€15).
    • Amtrak can take you to New York City by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Washington, DC to New York City for $52 (€44).
    Can I find a direct route between Washington, DC and New York City?

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

    • You'll find 16 direct trains a day to New York City with Amtrak or Amtrak.

    Direct services to New York City 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 journey.

    What is another destination I should add to my tour from Washington, DC to New York City?
    Omio customers who travel from Washington, DC to New York City often also extend their vacation to go to Paris, Madrid or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between New York City and these popular destinations at a great price.
    How early should I buy Washington, DC to New York City tickets online to score the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets cost on average $262 (€220) one way.
    • Bus tickets cost $18 (€15) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost on average $52 (€44) one way.

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