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Washington DC - Providence Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are 19 daily trains from Washington DC to Providence. Traveling by train from Washington DC to Providence usually takes around 8 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 56 minutes.

Distance358 mi (576 km)
Fastest train5h 56m
Lowest price$47.74
Trains per day19
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington to Providence

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.9

5.0

Emily

August 25, 2023- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Outlets only on one side of the seats. For the regional at least, having a sign with the next stop might be nice (difficult to hear announcements at times)

4.0

Rachel

July 22, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I didn't have to drive. Cons: Announcing the next station and how long it would be until arriving at it would be helpful to those of us who don't travel often enough to know the route. Tips: Secure your luggage and make it hard for others to mistake it for theirs. I witnessed a man having to disembark without his because another passenger took his. Said thief could not be tracked down because (based on info the conductor gleaned from the similar bag left behind and a call to the ticketing agent) the other passenger had not listed phone or address and had paid in cash. Victim was asked to carry the remaining bag to lost and found when he disembarked.

5.0

Jeremiah

May 12, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Trains are lovely. Cons: Not sure!

5.0

Scott

April 16, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Got exactly what i paid for. Will use again. Cons: Bathrooms, more seating. Tips: Yes.

5.0

Yvonniah

December 5, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: There was a security guy who helped my husband and I with our ticket. They scanned and deleted it by mistake on my other train going to Washington DC so when I came back from DC to Providence it was showing that my trip was canceled, so the guy helped us to fix the issue. Great customer service!! Cons: Nothing, the train was great! Tips: Wear comfortable clothes so you can relax and bring stuff to entertain yourself if you have a long train ride.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Washington to Providence was $212.46. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Washington DC and Providence. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Providence if you book your train tickets at least 28 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $177.48.

Average prices by travel date

$389$259$130MayJun

For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Washington DC to Providence will range from $153 to $389. If you're planning to travel by train to Providence in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Washington you can find in the next 7 days is $172. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly average prices

$341$273$205$136$68JJASONDJFMAM

Ticket prices for the train from Washington DC to Providence often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in August when the average ticket price is only $211,

If you're thinking of traveling from Washington DC to Providence during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $311 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

$375$300$225$150$753020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Washington to Providence. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 28 days before departure, you can save around $177.48. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Providence?

There are 3 train lines with service from Washington to Providence. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 11 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak27h 11m$358.71
Amtrak Acela66h 5m$357.62
Amtrak Northeast Regional119h 16m$238.69
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Washington to Providence every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $48.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 6 Acela trips from Washington to Providence every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • 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 11 daily train trips from Washington to Providence, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Washington DC and Providence is approximately 358 miles, or 576 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 56 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 Washington DC to Providence tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. 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 Washington DC at 5:00am 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.

There are 19 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Washington DC to Providence.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Providence 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, 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.

Providence

Though some might say that it is overshadowed by nearby Boston, Providence is an interesting destination on its own. A quaint college town with a deep historical value, Providence allows fans of U.S. history to marvel at historic buildings such as the ones on Benefit Street, which boasts the highest concentration of Colonial houses. As you stroll around the streets of Providence at night, don’t forget to take a detour to WaterFire, a sculpture project that features bonfires along the rivers of Providence. Accompanying the bonfires are the sounds of ceremonial gongs and various music programs, which brighten up the night. For those seeking a unique cultural experience, the Federal Hill quarter sits among the most famous Little Italian neighborhoods, and it features some of the best Italian restaurants in town.

The staple dish of Providence is oysters, which are not difficult to find in the city. However, if you can endure a short drive, Matunuck Oyster Bar, an oyster restaurant located 40 miles south of South Kingstown, provides some of the freshest and most delicious oysters around. Some other notable establishments include Birch, Oberlin, and Tallulah’s Taqueria.

The Providence airport is located in nearby Warwick which is only a 6 miles’ drive from the city. The main bus hub for Providence is found at the Rhode Island Convention Center Parking Garage, where travelers could catch a bus from Greyhound or Peter Pan Bus Lines. The main Amtrak train station is located just a 10-minute walk across the Woonasquatucket River.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main departure 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.

All train stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Amtrak/VRE Station

  • Harbor Park Station

  • Train Station - 810 W Main St

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • 9431 West St

  • 550 Railroad Ave - inside Marine Corps base

  • VRE Station - 10399 Premier Ct

  • 55 Norfolk Ave SW

  • Amtrak Station - 3516 South St

  • 825 Kemper St

  • 112 N Railroad Ave

Where is the train station in Providence?

Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St  - PVDAMT-0

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Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St  - PVDAMT-1

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Main arrival station: Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

Built in 1986, Providence Station is the state of Rhode Island’s busiest train station. Falling on the Northeast Corridor, Providence Station acts as a gateway into Boston to the north and also provides direct connections to many major cities to the southwest, such as New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The station is served by Amtrak, which runs its flagship Acela and Northeast Regional services, and the MBTA, which operates between T. F. Green Airport, Providence, and Boston. Located in the city’s downtown, Providence Station sits opposite the historic Rhode Island State House and is within a stone’s throw of various shops and restaurants.

Train stations in Providence:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

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