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Train Trip Information: Washington DC to Orlando

There are 28 daily trains from Washington DC to Orlando. Traveling by train from Washington DC to Orlando usually takes around 49 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 19 hours and 29 minutes.

Distance758 mi (1220 km)
Fastest train19h 29m
Lowest price$143.90
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington to Orlando

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Pros: Service. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Have fun.

Pros: Service. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Have fun.

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

In the last month, $422.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington to Orlando. Given how far apart Washington DC and Orlando are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $140.75 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$583$389$194JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Washington DC to Orlando will vary between C$359 and C$570. Planning a train trip to Orlando within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Washington over the next 7 days is C$425. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$324$259$194$130$65JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Washington DC to Orlando by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$170 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Orlando in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$301 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$486$389$292$194$973020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Orlando from Washington will be about C$140.75 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Orlando?

2 train services operate from Washington to Orlando. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 27 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak272d 2h 44m$491.72
Amtrak Silver Service119h 29m$232.50
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 27 Amtrak trains from Washington to Orlando every day, as well as 20 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $151.

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  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Washington to Orlando start from $144 and the average train journey lasts about 19 hours and 29 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Orlando during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from Washington DC to Orlando?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Washington DC to Orlando. 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.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Orlando?

The distance between Washington DC and Orlando is approximately 758 miles, or 1220 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 49 hours and 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 19 hours and 29 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Saturday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Washington DC to Orlando. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Saturday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Wednesday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Washington DC to Orlando?

There are 28 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Washington DC to Orlando. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

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

City Information

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, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

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

Orlando

Orlando is the Theme Park Capital of the World, thanks to the high density of thrilling parks like Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld, LEGOLAND, Gatorland and more. It's no wonder we rated Orlando the #1 travel destination for families. Family vacation or not, if the highlight of your trip is picking out a wand at Ollivanders in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or finally meeting Elsa in the Magic Kingdom, you know we won't judge.

Winter Park and Thornton Park – not more theme parks, we promise – are trendy neighborhoods where you can experience some of Orlando's world-class shopping, dining, and craft beer. You can also immerse yourself in some of Florida's unique wildlife at Orlando Wetlands Park, or the more central Lake Eola Park downtown. Orlando enjoys an average of 233 days of sunshine a year, so even though it's one of the cheapest cities to visit over Spring Break, you'll soak up that sweet, sweet sun almost any time of year.

Craving the ocean? Head a few hours outside Orlando for some of Florida's gorgeous beaches like New Smyrna Beach, Cocoa Beach, and the Canaveral National Seashore. Two large airports, as well as many bus and train companies with service in the area, mean that traveling from Orlando to other sunny Florida destinations and beyond is a breeze.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

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Main departure station: Columbus, Ohio

The Bus Terminal at 111 E Town St is Columbus’ hub for intercity bus service on a variety of carriers including Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, Barons Bus Lines, and Amtrak Thruway. Conveniently located in downtown Columbus, the station’s area features several parking lots, hotels, and fast food restaurants. The waiting area within the station building includes restrooms, vending machines, and even arcade-style games if you’re prone to boredom while waiting for the bus. From this station, you can travel to destinations including Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York.

All train stations in Washington DC:

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • Union Depot

  • University of Wisconsin - Gordon Center

  • Spokane Intermodal Center - 221 W 1st Ave

  • Central Station

  • Alvarado Transportation Center - 314 1st St SW

  • 5885 Horton St

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

  • 350 Hoefgen St

  • 1400 W Markham St

  • Dutch Mill Park & Ride Lot

  • 250 N Lamar Blvd

  • Union Station

  • 350 S Illinois St

Where is the train station in Orlando?

Orlando, FL - Orlando Health/Amtrak Station (1400 Sligh Blvd) - ORLAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 1400 Sligh Blvd

Orlando has one train station.

Train stations in Orlando:

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

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