The Cheapest Way to Get from New York, NY to Washington, DC, USA

Washington, DC and New York, NC are ones of the few places in the United States where it's better to not have a car. Put on your walking shoes. Washington and NYC, are a great places to walk. Travel Washington New York is great to see historic monuments and buildings, art galleries, shops, restaurants and cafes often make for a pleasant daily commute.

Distance between Washington New York City 238 miles. So below you’ll find your three main options getting from NYC to Washington

 Bus Washington New York

Travel Washington New York bus service Greyhound duration 4h:20m – 6:00 depending which bus you take. Veterans and students get discounts, but fares otherwise start at $22 one-way (for an adult). When you buy online you can save up to 20% or even up to 50% when you buy in advance. All Greyhound Buses leave from Port Authority Bus Terminal.

Check out the Chinatown bus Washington New York Fung Wah Bus (coaches). It used to be around $35.00 round trip ticket from NYC station  86 Allen St New York, NY10002 to Washington, DC station 513 H St NW Washington, DC 20001 and around $20.00 one- way NYC-Washington DC. Maybe they are a little more; but still worth the price.

Train from Washington DC to New York

Train New York to Washington is the best way to get between cities.

NYC to Washington is the only intercity route in America that is done mostly by train. There are several trains a day (see schedule) that leave from Union Station in downtown Washington and go right to New York City (Penn Station) right in Manhattan. Penn Station in New York is under Madison Square Garden at 33rd St. and 7th Ave. From there you can either catch a subway or cab to anywhere in Manhattan.

The fastest have an X in front of the train number (X-Acela). The first fast train leaves Washington at 3:15 and arrives in NY at 6:44 with four intermediate stops. The trains are run by Amtrak and they have nearly hourly service from Washington to NY. The trip takes around 3hrs. on the "Acela" high-speed trains - but it's not worth it to take the high speed trains in my opinion because the cost is roughly twice as much, 3 and a half hours on the regular trains Northeast Regional

On ‘Acela’ they give you a newspaper and a drink and the trains look newer so Washington New York trip is more pleasant.

Cheap flights Washington

If you've got enough time in advance, cheap Washington fl ight might be still much cheaper than a train ride.

JetBlue fly 5 times a day and fares starts at $59.60 one-way (for an adult) including taxes and fees for August.

You can choose to arrive at Baltimore Washington International Airport (BWI) because cheap flights to New York there are often cheaper than those to the area’s other two major airports.

Southwest.com has special fare from NYC to Baltimore, MD. It is about 40 miles away from Washington 45 minutes down i-95. Take the MARC train(Maryland local train) that connects BWI Airport with Union Station in Washington. Take a free BWI Airport shuttle to the BWI Airport Rail Station. Trip takes 40 min.

It can be quite cheap as long as you research and book in advance.

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