Quickest 1h 15min
There are 4 bus companies, 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 from New York City to Washington, D.C.. 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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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!
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.