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Cheap train tickets from Newark, NJ to Washington DC

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

Lowest Price£44.07
Fastest Train2h 36m
Trains Per Day53
Train Lines9
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Newark to Washington DC
4.7
Based on 11 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
1.0
Condition
3.0
Winston
5.0
8 July 2019Solo travel
Pros
Speed
Cons
Nothing

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.4
Value
3.6
Condition
4.5
Arshad
5.0
10 February 2020Business
Pros
Outstanding trip
Sandra
5.0
28 January 2020Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable and safe
Gino
5.0
7 December 2019Solo travel
Pros
Extremely convenient and gave timely reminders.
Cons
Nothing.
Tips
Slow WiFi
Luis
3.0
28 July 2019Business
Pros
Arrived on time
Cons
The seating. I did not have a seat till an hr into the travel. Finally when i had a seat, it was in the seating reserved for a party of 4. Therefore I could not stretch or sit comfortably.
Ian
5.0
27 June 2019Business
Pros
Convenient and everything was as expected
Cons
For now keep doing what you are doing
Tips
Choose Wanderu and you will get your money's worth.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Vermonter report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest train from Newark to Washington, DC?

The cheapest trains from Newark to DC are typically the Amtrak Cardinal, Amtrak Palmetto and the Amtrak Carolinian, each of which averages around $114.

What is the fastest train from Newark to DC?

The fastest train from Newark to DC is the Amtrak Acela. On the Acela, the average trip duration is just 2 hours 41 minutes.

Is there a bus from Newark to Washington, DC?

There are 3 buses that drive between Newark and DC: BoltBus, Greyhound and OurBus. Tickets average just $16, and the typical travel time is 4.5 and 5 hours.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Newark 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 Newark to Washington D.C. was £88.65. 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 £57.82 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 Newark, NJ to Washington DC?

The distance between Newark and Washington DC 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 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 36 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 Newark to Washington DC?

On Thursday trains from Newark 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.

What train companies travel from Newark to Washington DC?

Typically there are 53 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington D.C.. On the route to Washington D.C. 9 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Newark to Washington D.C., usually offering 30.617 trips per day. 53 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 Coach tickets from Newark, NJ to Washington DC, which start at £0.82.

Here are the 9 train companies that operate from Newark to Washington D.C.

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £44.07, and on average cost £122.31. Daily there are 1.461538 Amtrak schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 59 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 1.125 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £104.98 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
2h 59m
Avg. Price
£122.31

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £149.35, and on average cost £161.04. Daily there are 15.1 Amtrak Acela schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Acela in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 2 hours and 43 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £160.44 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
2h 43m
Avg. Price
£161.04

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £63.66, and on average cost £78.99. Daily there are 1.166667 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Carolinian in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 3 hours and 4 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 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 £82.74 for a one-way weekend reservation from Newark.

Avg. Time
3h 4m
Avg. Price
£78.99

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £63.66, and on average cost £81.91. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Cardinal in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 3 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost £91.16 for a one-way weekend reservation from Newark.

Avg. Time
3h 8m
Avg. Price
£81.91

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £63.66, and on average cost £86.61. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Crescent in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 3 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost £106.62 for a one-way weekend reservation from Newark.

Avg. Time
3h 23m
Avg. Price
£86.61

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £44.07, and on average cost £81.00. Daily there are 30.616667 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Newark leaves from Penn Station and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 3 hours and 13 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 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 30.75 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £90.07 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
3h 13m
Avg. Price
£81.00

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £63.66, and on average cost £82.74. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Palmetto in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 3 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost £78.34 for a one-way weekend reservation from Newark.

Avg. Time
3h 11m
Avg. Price
£82.74

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £63.66, and on average cost £85.23. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Silver Service in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 3 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £98.11 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
3h 13m
Avg. Price
£85.23

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from Newark to Washington DC start from £44.07, and on average cost £83.55. Daily there are 1.166667 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Vermonter in Newark leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Newark to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 3 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Vermonter offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 36 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Vermonter scheduled trip per day, which will cost £91.95 for a one-way weekend reservation from Newark.

Avg. Time
3h 7m
Avg. Price
£83.55

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Newark with trains to Washington D.C.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport
There is one train station where trains from Newark arrive in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station

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