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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Atlanta?

Lowest price$132.97
Fastest train13h 43m
Trains per day1
Train lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Atlanta 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.

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

In the last month, $136.23 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Atlanta, GA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $59.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Atlanta is approximately 542 miles, or 873 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 43 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?

Trains from Washington DC to Atlanta are the most crowded on Saturday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Washington DC at 6:00pm and arrives in Atlanta around 13 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Washington DC to Atlanta?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Atlanta with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Atlanta to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Atlanta for $62.72.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Atlanta?

Amtrak Crescent is the one and only train line which connects Washington, District of Columbia to Atlanta, Georgia. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Crescent113h 44m$177.67

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Washington DC to Atlanta start from $133, and on average cost $178. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Atlanta. Amtrak Crescent in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Atlanta trains arrive at Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW, From Washington DC to Atlanta train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 13 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Atlanta faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 13 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Atlanta on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $172 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

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