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Florence - Washington DC Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Florence to Washington DC. The train trip from Florence to Washington DC is usually about 8 hours and 5 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can get you there in as little as 7 hours and 53 minutes.

Distance359 mi (578 km)
Fastest train7h 53m
Lowest price$65.94
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Palmetto
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Florence to Washington

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

RCJH

November 23, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Palmetto

The seats were really comfy and everything went very smoothly.

4.0

Stacy-ann

April 11, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Palmetto

Pros: Affordability. Cons: Curtains and passenger noise level.

4.0

Raeanne

July 18, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: The seats were spacious. You did not have to pay for baggage. The price was good. Cons: No delay. Tips: Do not take an overnight train if you have trouble sleeping with noise.

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

In the last month, $123.94 was the average price of a train ticket from Florence to Washington. 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 $70.24 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$185$124$62JunJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Florence to Washington DC is expected to fluctuate between $110 and $181 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Washington in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Florence is $121.

Monthly average prices

$172$137$103$69$34JASONDJFMAMJ

Ticket prices for the train from Florence to Washington DC often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in October when the average ticket price is only $113,

If you're thinking of traveling from Florence to Washington DC during December, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $143 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in December, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

$172$137$103$69$343020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from Florence to Washington, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $70.24 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Florence to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Florence to Washington. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Palmetto18h 17m$121.35
Amtrak Silver Service17h 54m$165.83
  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Florence to Washington is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • 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 Florence to Washington start from $124 and the average train journey lasts about 7 hours and 54 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Florence and Washington DC is approximately 359 miles, or 578 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 53 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 from Florence to Washington DC are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Florence at 10:00am 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.

Trains leave the station in Florence twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Washington DC with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

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

City Information

Florence

Florence is a hidden gem in the northeast of South Carolina. Though best known for its history as a significant railway hub, Florence is a modern city with activities and sights to fill a weekend getaway or a longer vacation.

Every November, Florence goes nuts during the SC Pecan Music and Food Festival, an event hosted downtown to celebrate the beloved pecan. If you're in town during the festival, check out the car show, live music, half marathon, and other associated events to get to know Florence locals and culture.

Florence is a year-round destination for outdoor recreation. Golf is a favorite among Florence residents, so upgrade from mini-golf and try the real thing. Traces Golf Club welcomes golfers of all skill levels, don't worry. Don't leave Florence without spending a day at Lynches River County Park, the starting point of the 66-mile South Carolina Revolutionary Rivers Trail. You can kayak or canoe throughout the county, following the swampy path that allowed American patriots to evade British troops in the American Revolution.

Florence Regional Airport operates limited flights to connect to Charlotte, but most paths to Florence involve some kind of ground travel. Amtrak's Palmetto and Silver Service trains stop in Florence, with connections to New York and Washington to the north and Orlando and Miami to the south. Greyhound and Southeastern Stages offer intercity bus service to Florence that connects the city to other destinations throughout the South.

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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Florence?

Main departure station: 805 E Day St

There is one train station in Florence.

All train stations in Florence:

  • 805 E Day St

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main arrival 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.

Train stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

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