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Hartford - Washington DC Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Hartford to Washington

There are usually 22 daily bus trips from Hartford to Washington.

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$99.89
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$181.44
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Trip Summary

There are usually 8 daily train trips available from Hartford to Washington DC. Traveling by train from Hartford to Washington DC usually takes 7 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 6 hours and 18 minutes.

Distance302 mi (487 km)
Fastest train6h 18m
Lowest price$72.52
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Hartford to Washington

(Based on 6 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Natasha

January 18, 2023- Business

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: My trip was timely, relaxing and clean. Cons: Improve technology access to WIFI, outlets and charging system. Business class should have a set-up that support individuals working while traveling.

4.0

Beverly

October 7, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: Fast and convenient travel. Cons: Hard time finding a seat. Tips: Sit as soon as you can.

5.0

Tracey

August 9, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: loved it. Cons: price. Tips: none.

5.0

john

June 3, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: good value, on-time, as advertised. Cons: WiFi signal triggered a bunch of security warnings on my computer. Didn't use it for fear of hacking.

What is the price of a train ticket from Hartford to Washington DC?

The average price for a train ticket from Hartford to Washington is $160.26, Tickets are generally pricier for this train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. By booking your trip at least 29 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $167.46 more.

Average prices by travel date

$308$205$103JulJul

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Hartford to Washington DC will range from $115 to $289. If you're planning to travel by train to Washington in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Hartford you can find in the next 7 days is $141. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Hartford to Washington DC often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in September when the average ticket price is only $149. If you're thinking of traveling from Hartford to Washington DC during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $215 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Hartford to Washington. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $167.46. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Hartford to Washington DC?

There are 3 train lines with service from Hartford to Washington. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak57h 13m$217.46
Amtrak Northeast Regional26h 42m$211.65
Amtrak Vermonter16h 53m$203.99
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 5 Amtrak trains from Hartford to Washington every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $77.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 2 daily train trips from Hartford to Washington, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Hartford to Washington every day, with prices starting from $73.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Hartford to Washington DC. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Hartford and Washington DC is approximately 302 miles, or 487 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 18 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

Trains departing from Hartford to Washington DC tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Hartford at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Washington DC. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Hartford.

City Information

Hartford

Hartford is the capital of Connecticut, and a New England destination with literary attractions, charming parks, and engaging activities for families.

The homes of Mark Twain and Harriet Beecher Stowe, both in Hartford, have been turned into museums to learn more about these authors and their lives. If you prefer Edward Cullen to Tom Sawyer, you may appreciate that a more contemporary literary giant, Stephenie Meyer, was born in Hartford too.

The Elizabeth Park Conservancy is a spread of formal gardens and grounds where you can walk, picnic, and catch outdoor concerts or tours. Kids will love the antique carousel in Bushnell Park, as well as the hands-on exhibits at the Connecticut Science Center. For those who prefer to wander through cute downtowns, West Hartford offers some of the best shopping in the area.

With a large nearby airport, and many intercity bus and train services providing access to hubs like Boston and New York, getting to Hartford is about as easy as a walk in Bushnell Park.

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Hartford?

Hartford, CT - Union Station - HFDOUP-0

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Main departure station: Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Union Station is a historic bus and train station located in the downtown area of Hartford, CT. Built in 1889, the station serves as the main stop in Hartford for all four Amtrak train lines that pass through the city, including the Northeast Regional, the Vermonter and the Valley Flyer, as well as the Hartford Line commuter train. Union Station is also used by bus carriers Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines as their main bus stop in Downtown Hartford. The station is easily accessible from all parts of the city and its surrounding areas through a variety of local and express transit bus lines. At Hartford’s Union Station, you will find some fast food options and vending machines, as well as restrooms and a waiting area.

All train stations in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main arrival station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

Train stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

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