Best Travel Options NYC to Arlington

October 25, 2021

Best Way to Travel from NYC to Arlington VA

A trip from the Big Apple to the Lovers’ State of Vir­ginia is a beau­ti­ful jour­ney between two dif­fer­ent and excit­ing cul­tures. Arling­ton, VA is sur­round­ed by the nation’s his­to­ry and has a more laid-back vibe than the bustling streets of NYC. The dis­tance from the hec­tic and busy ener­gy of NYC to the green and mel­low seren­i­ty of Arling­ton is approx­i­mate­ly 235 miles. If you take the train it may take around 4 hours to reach your des­ti­na­tion, and around the same time if you fly from La Guardia to Rea­gan in Wash­ing­ton or Newark to Wash­ing­ton Dulles. The cheap­est option is tak­ing a bus to Arling­ton via NYC with a trip dura­tion of approx­i­mate­ly 5 hours, sub­ject to traf­fic, weath­er, and stop locations.

Take a Tripper Bus

A 5‑hour bus ride may not feel so tempting—that is until you take a Trip­per bus ride! Trip­per Bus has a fleet of mod­ern, clean, and deluxe bus­es with ameni­ties that will make your trip to Arling­ton mem­o­rable and fun. Every bus has a clean restroom for when you need to use it dur­ing the long jour­ney. The dri­vers and the staff are all expe­ri­enced and well-trained to make sure you have a safe and com­fort­able expe­ri­ence. If you usu­al­ly trav­el heav­ing with sev­er­al lug­gage bags, the staff will hap­pi­ly offer your lug­gage assis­tance as well.

Due to the con­ve­nient pick­up loca­tions with ample park­ing, Trip­per Bus is a great option for busi­ness trav­el­ers who do not want to go through the has­sle of fly­ing. The bus­es are always on time, and the 4 pm depar­ture time ensures that you do not have to rush to take the bus. Not to men­tion some of the low­est deluxe bus fares you can score from NYC to Arlington!

What to See in Arlington

If you are a New York­er look­ing for a quick get­away to a more serene neigh­bor­hood, or a tourist trav­el­ing to Arling­ton through NYC, there are many things to see in the greater Arling­ton area that you would not be able to expe­ri­ence in NYC. The unique Arling­ton, VA weath­er would make for a refresh­ing dif­fer­ence when com­pared to New York. Arling­ton is well known for its hot and humid sum­mers, so it is best to avoid the sum­mer months if you are a tourist. From fall to win­ter the weath­er is mild and pleasant.

  • Arling­ton Nation­al Cemetery

The largest grave­yard for the mil­i­tary in all of the USA, The Arling­ton Nation­al Ceme­tery is one of the most icon­ic places in all of Arling­ton that you can vis­it. Over 400,000 mil­i­tary vet­er­ans and fam­i­lies are buried on this site, and it is a somber reminder about all the sac­ri­fices made by men and women in uniform.

You can vis­it the Arling­ton ceme­tery dai­ly until the evening. It would make for a good first or last stop when you are vis­it­ing Arling­ton. The Tomb of the Unknown Sol­dier is a his­toric mon­u­ment in the ceme­tery, a white sar­coph­a­gus that com­mem­o­rates the fall­en sol­diers who were not iden­ti­fied in the world wars as well as the Kore­an and Viet­nam wars.

  • The Pen­ta­gon

The head­quar­ters of the US Depart­ment of Defense, The Pen­ta­gon is one of the most icon­ic sym­bols of the U.S. mil­i­tary with 5 wedge-shaped sec­tions that give it its name. It was cre­at­ed dur­ing 1941–43, with­in mere 16 months. It is known as one of the largest office build­ings in the entire world. The entire US Capi­tol can be fit­ted into one of the five main sec­tions in Pentagon.

The Pen­ta­gon offers free guid­ed tours for vis­i­tors. They are about one hour long and are con­duct­ed from Mon­day to Thurs­day every week. Dur­ing the tour you get to walk about 1.5 miles with­in the build­ing, tak­ing in all its grandeur.

  • US Marine Corps War Memorial

Anoth­er great war memo­r­i­al that you can see in Arling­ton is the Unit­ed States Marine Corps War Memo­r­i­al. It is mod­eled after the icon­ic pho­to­graph by Joe Rosen­thal in WWII. The memo­r­i­al is about 100 feet tall and over­looks the Potomac Riv­er. Sur­round­ed by the green­ery and the foliage, a vis­it to this icon­ic sculp­ture by Horace W. Peaslee would be a nice way to start your sight­see­ing in Arling­ton, VA.

All vis­i­tors are wel­come dai­ly from 6 am to mid­night, so you can make a quick vis­it to this site even if you do not have a lot of time to spend in the area.

  • Mount Ver­non Trail

If you are a nature lover who wants to stretch your legs and free your mind in the midst of green­ery, The Mount Ver­non Trail is a must when you vis­it Arling­ton. It is open to the pub­lic every day from 6 am to 10 pm. The serene 18-mile trail is pop­u­lar among cyclists as well as jog­gers. The trail can get crowd­ed on the week­ends but is great for a nice morn­ing or evening walk on a weekday.

  • Arling­ton Art Center

A vis­it to the Arling­ton Art Cen­ter is a must if you love con­tem­po­rary art. The venue is large and spa­cious with 9 dif­fer­ent gal­leries. Every year there is at least one exhi­bi­tion every month. It is closed on Mon­days and Tues­days, but you can vis­it the venue from noon to 5 pm from Wednes­day to Sunday.

Tripper Bus from NYC to Arlington VA

You can get a Trip­per Bus to Arling­ton VA from NYC right out­side of the Penn Station.

Since life does not stop dur­ing your com­mute, Trip­per Bus also offers wifi ser­vices and plen­ty of charg­ing spots for every pas­sen­ger to charge their devices. More­over, the com­fort­able seats in the bus­es will make sure that you are able to take a nice 4–5 hour nap and get down from Arling­ton per­fect­ly rest­ed and happy!