Cheap train tickets from Boston to Washington DC

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How much are train tickets from Boston to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$107.18
Fastest6h 33m
Daily Schedules41
train companies3
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Overall score for Boston to Washington DC
4.6
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.2
Staff
4.6
Value
3.6
Condition
4.8
Pallavi
5.0
November 4, 2019Solo travel
Cons
Can the ticket be checked just once when you enter and not every-time the staff changes. It would be really helpful
Tips
This train has multiple stops!
Hiromasa
4.0
October 19, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Felt like Washington DC had too many places to visit within two days. Really moved especially by impressionism art, dinosaurs and history of journalism. The train was basically good with large seat and baggage space. Wifi onboard really helped me to do some work.
Cons
I felt dimmer light will be better, and would like smaller volume of announcement and workers’ call.
Tips
Prepare something to cover eyes and ears. Cars other than quiet car might be sometimes really noisy.
Florence
5.0
July 26, 2019Business
Pros
Quiet
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Carry a light blanket. The AC gets a bit cold and uncomfortable on the legs.
Kassim
5.0
June 14, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Nice no comen

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to Washington DC?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boston to Washington D.C. is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Washington D.C. was $209.33. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $167.95 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Boston to Washington DC?

The distance between Boston and Washington DC is approximately 393.97 miles, or 633.87 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 7 hours and 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 33 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Boston to Washington DC?

On Tuesday trains from Boston to Washington D.C. are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Acela has the most frequent connections between Boston to Washington DC

Typically there are 41 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington D.C.. On the route to Washington D.C. 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Acela offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to Washington D.C., usually offering 18 trips per day. 35 train trips per day are direct connections to Washington D.C., if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Boston to Washington DC, which start at $35.73.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Boston to Washington D.C.

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Washington DC start from $121.73, and on average cost $369.34. Daily there are 6 Amtrak schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak in Boston leaves from South Station and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Boston to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 8 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $348.90 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 33m
Avg. Price
$369.34

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Boston to Washington DC start from $254.05, and on average cost $320.93. Daily there are 18 Amtrak Acela schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Acela in Boston leaves from South Station and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Boston to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 6 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $311.25 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
6h 47m
Avg. Price
$320.93

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to Washington DC start from $107.18, and on average cost $183.99. Daily there are 17 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Boston leaves from South Station and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Boston to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 8 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 19 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $203.26 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 11m
Avg. Price
$183.99

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Washington D.C. that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Boston are:
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Washington D.C. from Boston. These are the busiest arriving stations in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station