How far is D.C. from N.Y.C. by car?

I’m being relocated to D.C. for my job, and I want to do the move by myself. How far is D.C. from N.Y.C. by car?

Holden Easterbrook · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
For most people, moving to D.C. would be a major life event, but it may feel like moving to a small town since you’re coming from N.Y.C.! Regardless, you shouldn’t have much trouble moving out of state, because it’s a simple four-hour drive to reach
Of course, to make sure the move goes smoothly, you’ll want to do a few things before the big day:
  • Collect all the paperwork you’ll need—once you’re settled in, you’ll want to start the process of getting a new license and other things like changing your address
  • Check on the road conditions before leaving—a single accident can add hours to your travel time, so check ahead in case you need to take an alternative route
  • Try to leave between peak traffic times—you’ll want to be wary of getting caught in
    traffic jams
    since you’re moving between two major cities
With any luck, these quick tips should help keep your move from becoming too much of an ordeal. However, you can always go the extra mile and update your car insurance policy to include more coverage for a lower price. Just get the
app before you do, so the process goes smoothly and quickly.
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