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Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Newark, NJ

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How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Newark, NJ?

Lowest Price£44.02
Fastest Train2h 28m
Trains Per Day47
Train Lines6
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Newark
5.0
Based on 9 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Wafaa
5.0
29 December 2019Visiting family
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.

Based on 7 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.9
Staff
4.7
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
Latha
5.0
14 December 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quiet, smooth ride, with free wi-fi and spacious comfortable seats!!
Cons
Cut down the announcements with silent notification displays
Tips
No
Pamela
5.0
26 November 2019Visiting family
Pros
Clean, comfortable, on time, travel time was short.
Cons
Wifi could have been more consistent.
Mohammad
5.0
14 October 2019Business
Pros
Clean
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Bring water
Gillian
5.0
9 October 2019Vacation
Pros
Clean. Comfortable. On time. Really helpful staff when we asked questions.
Shahid
5.0
28 May 2019Business
Pros
Comfortable
Cons
WiFi
Tips
Catch up on your reading

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Palmetto report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Edna
5.0
25 November 2019Solo travel
Tips
Don’t be afraid to smile :-), seriously the staff were more than willing to go above and out of the way for passengers. I was nervous about the WiFi, had an assignment to complete within a short time. I was able to get it done and browse the internet without any issues....More

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Newark, NJ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. to Newark 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 Washington D.C. to Newark was £84.62. 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 £37.79 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 Washington DC to Newark, NJ?

The distance between Washington DC and Newark is approximately 197.75 miles, or 318.16 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 28 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 Washington DC to Newark?

On Tuesday trains from Washington D.C. to Newark 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.

What train companies travel from Washington DC to Newark?

Typically there are 47 schedules to compare for your trip to Newark. On the route to Newark 6 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to Newark, usually offering 30.475 trips per day. 47 train trips per day are direct connections to Newark, 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 Coach tickets from Washington DC to Newark, NJ, which start at £0.82.

Here are the 6 train lines that operate from Washington D.C. to Newark

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from £44.02, and on average cost £112.42. Daily there are 2.033333 Amtrak schedules to Newark. Amtrak in Washington D.C. 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 1 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 2.111111 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £109.42 for a one-way train ticket to Newark.

Avg. Time
3h 1m
Avg. Price
£112.42

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from £149.18, and on average cost £155.58. Daily there are 13.789474 Amtrak Acela schedules to Newark. Amtrak Acela in Washington D.C. 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 38 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 6.833333 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £151.14 for a one-way train ticket to Newark.

Avg. Time
2h 38m
Avg. Price
£155.58

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from £63.59, and on average cost £76.33. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Newark. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington D.C. 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 £78.45 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
2h 57m
Avg. Price
£76.33

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from £44.02, and on average cost £79.09. Daily there are 30.47541 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington D.C. 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 9 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 27.111111 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £81.04 for a one-way train ticket to Newark.

Avg. Time
3h 9m
Avg. Price
£79.09

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from £63.59, and on average cost £74.65. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Newark. Amtrak Palmetto in Washington D.C. 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 6 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 £80.83 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
3h 6m
Avg. Price
£74.65

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Washington DC to Newark start from £44.02, and on average cost £81.36. Daily there are 1.166667 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Newark. Amtrak Vermonter in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Washington DC to Newark train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 3 hours and 0 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 £98.94 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
3h 0m
Avg. Price
£81.36

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to Newark:
  • Union Station
There are 2 different stations where trains from Washington D.C. arrive in Newark. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Newark:
  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

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