Compare train tickets from New York to Washington DC
New York-Washington DC Train Timetable
How much are train tickets from New York to Washington DC?
|Fastest Train||2h 57m|
|Trains Per Day||19|
Train service from New York to Washington DC
- Amtrak tickets: US$29 one-way
- Amtrak Acela tickets: US$128 one-way
- Amtrak Cardinal tickets: US$39 one-way
- Amtrak Carolinian tickets: US$29 one-way
- Amtrak Crescent tickets: US$39 one-way
- Amtrak Northeast Regional tickets: US$29 one-way
- Amtrak Palmetto tickets: US$39 one-way
- Amtrak Silver Service tickets: US$39 one-way
- Amtrak Vermonter tickets: US$29 one-way
New York to Washington DC Route Map
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there other train stops between New York and Washington, DC?
Is it safe to travel by train from New York 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 New York to Washington DC?
In the last month, US$58.67 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Washington, DC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around US$74.01 more than that for a same-day booking.
How long is the train journey from New York to Washington DC?
When are trains the most crowded?
Trains from New York to Washington DC are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Tuesday 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 New York at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 New York to Washington DC?
There are 19 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New York to Washington DC.
Which train should you take from New York to Washington DC?
There are 9 train lines with service from New York, New York to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.
|Train||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
|Amtrak Acela||4||2h 59m||US$139.44|
|Amtrak Cardinal||1||3h 25m||US$81.59|
|Amtrak Carolinian||1||3h 24m||US$74.55|
|Amtrak Crescent||1||3h 45m||US$83.01|
|Amtrak Northeast Regional||10||3h 29m||US$50.17|
|Amtrak Palmetto||1||3h 28m||US$66.25|
|Amtrak Silver Service||1||3h 32m||US$65.14|
|Amtrak Vermonter||1||3h 24m||US$48.88|
Where is the train station in New York?
There is one train station in New York:
- Penn Station
Where is the train station in Washington DC?
Washington DC has one train station:
- Union Station
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