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Train Route Overview: Providence to Washington DC

There are 12 daily trains from Providence to Washington DC. Traveling by train from Providence to Washington DC usually takes around 6 hours and 51 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 6 hours and 6 minutes.

Distance358 mi (576 km)
Fastest train6h 6m
Lowest price£26.65
Trains per day14
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Acela
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Providence to Washington

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)

4.8

5.0

Sylvester

17 June 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Comfort and easy access to facilities. Cons: The restrooms. Tips: Pack as minimally as possible.

Pros: Comfort and easy access to facilities. Cons: The restrooms. Tips: Pack as minimally as possible.

5.0

Kimberly

27 May 2021- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I liked how the clean the train was especially traveling during the pandemic. Cons: The leg room in general. Tips: N/A.

Pros: I liked how the clean the train was especially traveling during the pandemic. Cons: The leg room in general. Tips: N/A.

4.0

Ray

27 December 2019- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: meting two interesting people. Cons: The coffee and the man serving it were both awful. Tips: I had a ticket problem and the conductor out of Provideve solved !!!!

Pros: meting two interesting people. Cons: The coffee and the man serving it were both awful. Tips: I had a ticket problem and the conductor out of Provideve solved !!!!

5.0

Bob

3 September 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was a good deal, on time,. Cons: Even lower prices, seats that recline more, better wifi.

Pros: It was a good deal, on time,. Cons: Even lower prices, seats that recline more, better wifi.

5.0

Ndey

27 August 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Seeing my bbqblong time friends The train was so comfortable. Cons: I dont see nothing to be improve. Tips: I never think of taking the train to washington but from now I will only use the train.

Pros: Seeing my bbqblong time friends The train was so comfortable. Cons: I dont see nothing to be improve. Tips: I never think of taking the train to washington but from now I will only use the train.

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

The average price for a train ticket to Washington DC is £115.52, Considering the long distance nature of this route, the pricier average ticket price is still a great deal to get from Providence to Washington DC. Wanderu ensures that you find great deals on train tickets everytime, we search all of the best train options to present you the lowest prices available from our partner carriers.

Average prices by travel date

£194£129£65MayMay

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Providence to Washington DC will vary between £99 and £184. Planning a train trip to Washington within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Providence over the next 7 days is £110. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

£141£113£85£57£28JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Providence to Washington DC by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £85 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Providence to Washington DC in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £136 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

£182£145£109£73£363020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Washington from Providence will be about £86.77 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Providence to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Providence to Washington. Amtrak Acela usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela66h 18m£186.82
Amtrak Northeast Regional67h 26m£104.06
  • Amtrak Acela

    Amtrak Acela

    The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 6 Acela trips from Providence to Washington every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premiumly priced service, the average Acela train ticket for this route costs around .

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 6 daily train trips from Providence to Washington, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Providence to Washington during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

The distance between Providence and Washington DC is approximately 358 miles, or 576 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 51 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 6 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

"Friday is the busiest travel day for trains as people head from Providence to Washington DC for the weekend. If you are planning to travel on a Friday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Sunday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you are looking for less crowded trains to Washington DC, book your ticket for the last day of the week."

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Providence at 05:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains are there each day?

There are 12 scheduled trains on most days. 14 of these are direct connections to Washington DC. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Providence.

City Information

Providence

Though some might say that it is overshadowed by nearby Boston, Providence is an interesting destination on its own. A quaint college town with a deep historical value, Providence allows fans of U.S. history to marvel at historic buildings such as the ones on Benefit Street, which boasts the highest concentration of Colonial houses. As you stroll around the streets of Providence at night, don’t forget to take a detour to WaterFire, a sculpture project that features bonfires along the rivers of Providence. Accompanying the bonfires are the sounds of ceremonial gongs and various music programs, which brighten up the night. For those seeking a unique cultural experience, the Federal Hill quarter sits among the most famous Little Italian neighborhoods, and it features some of the best Italian restaurants in town.

The staple dish of Providence is oysters, which are not difficult to find in the city. However, if you can endure a short drive, Matunuck Oyster Bar, an oyster restaurant located 40 miles south of South Kingstown, provides some of the freshest and most delicious oysters around. Some other notable establishments include Birch, Oberlin, and Tallulah’s Taqueria.

The Providence airport is located in nearby Warwick which is only a 6 miles’ drive from the city. The main bus hub for Providence is found at the Rhode Island Convention Center Parking Garage, where travelers could catch a bus from Greyhound or Peter Pan Bus Lines. The main Amtrak train station is located just a 10-minute walk across the Woonasquatucket River.

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Providence?

Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St  - PVDAMT-0

Image credit: Jef Nickerson

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Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St  - PVDAMT-1

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Departure stations

Built in 1986, Providence Station is the state of Rhode Island’s busiest train station. Falling on the Northeast Corridor, Providence Station acts as a gateway into Boston to the north and also provides direct connections to many major cities to the southwest, such as New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC. The station is served by Amtrak, which runs its flagship Acela Express and Northeast Regional services, and the MBTA, which operates between T. F. Green Airport, Providence, and Boston. Located in the city’s downtown, Providence Station sits opposite the historic Rhode Island State House and is within a stone’s throw of various shops and restaurants.

All train stations in Providence:

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Arrival stations

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

Train stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

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