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Washington DC-Newark Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Newark?

Lowest price$48.79
Fastest train2h 28m
Trains per day18
Train lines6

Washington DC to Newark Route Map

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Newark 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 Newark?

In the last month, $87.02 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ. 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 $128.56 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Newark is approximately 198 miles, or 318 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 28 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Newark 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 Tuesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. 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 Newark?

There are 18 scheduled trains on most days. 24 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Newark for $37.53.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Newark?

There are 6 train lines with service from Washington, District of Columbia to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 2m$96.53
Amtrak Acela52h 33m$189.21
Amtrak Carolinian12h 57m$173.99
Amtrak Northeast Regional103h 6m$111.17
Amtrak Palmetto13h 7m$144.29
Amtrak Vermonter12h 53m$116.92

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from $49, and on average cost $97. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Newark. Amtrak in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station, From Washington DC to Newark train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $132 for a one-way train ticket to Newark.

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from $160, and on average cost $189. Daily there are 5 Amtrak Acela schedules to Newark. Amtrak Acela in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station, From Washington DC to Newark train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 2 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 4 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $233 for a one-way train ticket to Newark.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from $49, and on average cost $174. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Newark. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station, From Washington DC to Newark train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 2 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $197 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from $49, and on average cost $111. Daily there are 10 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station and one other train station. From Washington DC to Newark train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 3 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $137 for a one-way train ticket to Newark.

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from $49, and on average cost $144. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Newark. Amtrak Palmetto in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station, From Washington DC to Newark train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 3 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $202 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from $49, and on average cost $117. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Newark. Amtrak Vermonter in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station, From Washington DC to Newark train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 2 hours and 53 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Vermonter offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Vermonter scheduled trip per day, which will cost $145 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$188$125$63AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Adefemi

March 30, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

I enjoyed buying snacks and drinks on the train. I enjoyed buying snacks and drinks on the train.

5.0

MARLEN

January 2, 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I felt safer and more comfortable than if I had gone through the trouble of going out to the airport for a flight in a cramped airplane. I thought about it, but became apprehensive about flying, and potentially getting stuck on the tarmac. The price was equivalen... Pros: I felt safer and more comfortable than if I had gone through the trouble of going out to the airport for a flight in a cramped airplane. I thought about it, but became apprehensive about flying, and potentially getting stuck on the tarmac. The price was equivalent to the flight I pulled up, and I always wanted to try traveling by train. Cons: Nothing as far as I was concerned. Tips: It's the way to go if you have time to spare, and don't feel like hassling with long lines, stripping for TSA, exorbitant baggage fees and cramped aircraft seats.More

4.0

Lamin

August 3, 2020 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The train came on time very clean and comfortable. The staffs were very nice. Cons: The internet. Tips: The prices are getting better. Pros: The train came on time very clean and comfortable. The staffs were very nice. Cons: The internet. Tips: The prices are getting better.

5.0

Wendkoagenda

July 18, 2020 - Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Nice travel Nice travel

5.0

Wafaa

December 29, 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: The ride was quick and comfy. I mostly enjoyed how efficient and easy going it was. Cons: I almost missed my stop because it was hard to hear the conductors voice through the speaker. If there were some kind of digital screen to show what stops are coming, that’l... Pros: The ride was quick and comfy. I mostly enjoyed how efficient and easy going it was. Cons: I almost missed my stop because it was hard to hear the conductors voice through the speaker. If there were some kind of digital screen to show what stops are coming, that’ll be helpful. Especially for those who aren’t familiar.More

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