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Cheap train tickets from Durham, NC to Washington DC

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How much are train tickets from Durham, NC to Washington DC?

Lowest Price£48.45
Fastest Train7h 2m
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Durham, NC to Washington DC?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Durham 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 Durham to Washington D.C. was £54.28. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £12.70 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 Durham, NC to Washington DC?

The distance between Durham and Washington DC is approximately 225.82 miles, or 363.33 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 11 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 2 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 Durham to Washington DC?

On Tuesday trains from Durham 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Durham to Washington DC?

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington D.C.. On the route to Washington D.C. 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Durham to Washington D.C., usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Washington D.C. with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Durham, NC to Washington DC, which start at £0.81.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Durham to Washington D.C.

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Durham to Washington DC start from £56.13, and on average cost £65.15. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak in Durham leaves from 601 W Main St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Durham to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 15 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost £64.95 for a one-way weekend reservation from Durham.

Avg. Time
15h 44m
Avg. Price
£65.15

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Durham to Washington DC start from £48.45, and on average cost £49.47. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Carolinian in Durham leaves from 601 W Main St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Durham to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 7 hours and 3 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £50.68 for a one-way weekend reservation from Durham.

Avg. Time
7h 3m
Avg. Price
£49.47

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Durham on their way to Washington D.C.:
  • 601 W Main St
There is one train station where trains from Durham arrive in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station

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