How to travel from Washington, DC to New York City

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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.

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To get from Washington, DC to New York City on Oct 06 we recommend taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

06:00PMWashington, DC4h00 10:00PMNew York City
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Travel Information between Washington, DC and New York City

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
priceTicket price range$61 - $265
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $61 (€59) • 4 h
fastestFastest modeFlight • $265 (€254) • 1 h 7 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, gojet airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight, ferry 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 7 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $61 (€59). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Flixbus, gojet airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Washington, DC to New York City.

How to get from Washington, DC to New York City

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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

There are 4 ways that you can travel from Washington, DC to New York City. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to New York City is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $61 (€59) compared to other travel options to New York City:

A bus is $203 (€195) less than a flight for this trip with tickets for a flight from Washington, DC to New York City costing on average $265 (€254).

Taking a bus is about $155 (€149) less than taking a train, which costs on average $216 (€208) for this route.

The quickest way to travel to New York City from Washington, DC is by flight, which takes on average 1 h 7 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   on average.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 2 h 56 min.

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

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

  • 12 buses per day.
  • Around 22 trains per day.

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

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

    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:

    • Travel with Flixbus for buses to New York City. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Flixbus Washington, DC to New York City tickets on Omio for $61 (€59).
    • Travel with gojet airlines to go to New York City by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find gojet airlines Washington, DC to New York City tickets on Omio for $265 (€254).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to New York City. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Washington, DC to New York City tickets on Omio for $216 (€208).

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

    • You can check for a direct bus to New York City with Flixbus, OurBus or Vamoose Bus with 12 direct buses per day.
    • You can find 22 direct trains per day to take 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 trip.

    Looking to extend your trip from Washington, DC to New York City? Many Omio customers who go from Washington, DC to New York City usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like Paris, Madrid or London. If you're looking to explore Paris, Madrid or London from New York City, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    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:

    • Bus tickets are costing on average $61 (€59) one way.
    • Plane tickets cost on average $265 (€254) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $216 (€208) one way on average.

    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.

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