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There are 4 bus companies operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 12 routes - Acela Express, Crescent, Silver Star, Piedmont, Vermonter, Cardinal, Palmetto, Silver Service / Palmetto, Northeast Regional, Carolinian / Piedmont, Silver Meteor, Carolinian, 5 airlines operating 4 routes. The cheapest bus costs $5 and is 5h 0min. The cheapest train costs $39 and is 3h 48min. The cheapest flight costs $100 and is 1h 15min.

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Bus
New York to Washington
$30
4h 30min
Train
NYP to WAS
$41
4h 0min
Flight
LGA to DCA
$212
7h 30min
Bus
New York to Arlington
$27
4h 0min
Train
NYP to ALX
$42
4h 8min
Flight
EWR to DCA
$100
1h 15min
Bus
Secaucus to Washington
$25
4h 54min
Train
NWK to WAS
$39
3h 51min
Flight
JFK to DCA
$136
13h 41min
Bus
New York to Alexandria
$5
5h 0min
Flight
MMU to DCA
$240
5h 9min
Drive
New York City to Washington, D.C.
$21
5h 5min

What is the best way to travel from New York City to Washington, D.C.?

There are 4 ways to travel from New York City to Washington, D.C.. 4 buses, 3 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The bus operated by Go Buses running from New York to Alexandria is the cheapest and fastest. The bus operated by BestBus running from New York to Washington is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between New York City and Washington, D.C.?

There are several bus companies - BestBus, TripperBus, Megabus, Go Buses - scheduled to run from New York City to Washington, D.C.. Since there are multiple companies, this should increase your chances of finding a cheaper or discount bus ticket. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from New York City to Washington, D.C.. Because the bus is cheapest, we recommend taking the bus.

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New York City airports, bus, and train stations

NYP New York Penn Station
2.6 miles from New York City
LGA La Guardia
airport · 8.2 miles from New York City
EWR Newark Liberty Intl
airport · 8.6 miles from New York City
EWR Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
9.3 miles from New York City
NWK Newark Penn Station
8.4 miles from New York City
JFK John F Kennedy Intl
airport · 13 miles from New York City

Washington, D.C. airports, bus, and train stations

WAS Washington Union Station
1.6 miles from Washington, D.C.
DCA Ronald Reagan Washington Natl
airport · 3 miles from Washington, D.C.
ALX Alexandria Amtrak
6.3 miles from Washington, D.C.