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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Wilmington to Washington DC?

Lowest Price£18.05
Fastest Train1h 19m
Trains Per Day19
Train Lines9

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Wilmington to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, £30.37 was the average price of a train ticket from Wilmington, DE to Washington, DC. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 £24.16 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Wilmington and Washington DC is approximately 99 miles, or 159 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 19 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Wilmington 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.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Wilmington at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 Wilmington to Washington DC?

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

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Wilmington. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Wilmington to Washington DC for £20.40.

Which train should you take from Wilmington to Washington DC?

There are 9 train lines with service from Wilmington, Delaware to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 29m£21.91
Amtrak Acela41h 27m£67.59
Amtrak Cardinal11h 28m£26.44
Amtrak Carolinian11h 29m£25.58
Amtrak Crescent11h 40m£32.13
Amtrak Northeast Regional101h 40m£24.83
Amtrak Palmetto11h 29m£31.00
Amtrak Silver Service11h 33m£28.83
Amtrak Vermonter11h 36m£24.36

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

There is one train station in Wilmington:

  • Amtrak Station - 100 French St

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Wilmington to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

£47£31£16OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

£59£47£35£24£123020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Wilmington, DE to Washington, DC
5.0
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela 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
1.0
Condition
4.0
Wendy
5.0
18 November 2019Solo travel
Pros
On time. Quick and easy to board. Free WiFi.
Cons
A lot of $$ for a short leg.

Based on 4 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
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0

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