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Washington DC to Boston train - cost & duration

Cheapest price€70.35
Shortest Duration7h 0m
Trips per day33
train carriers2
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How to book cheap Washington DC to Boston train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from Washington to Boston is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Washington to Boston were €125.05. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average €30.28 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from Washington to Boston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Washington to Boston by train is at 14:00 on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 05:00 on Friday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak Northeast Regional from Washington DC to Boston has the most daily schedules

On average there are 33 train trips per day. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most options for departures from Washington to Boston, with an average of 18 trips per day and 374 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Washington to Boston. Of the 33 trips there are 32 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Travelling by Bus from Washington DC to Boston starts at €26.71.

2 carriers offer Washington to Boston train trips

Amtrak Acela Express

Book Amtrak Acela Express from Washington to Boston from €167.42. There are 14 Amtrak Acela Express schedules from Washington to Boston and you can expect on average to pay €213.05 for a Amtrak Acela Express ticket to Boston. In Washington, Amtrak Acela Express departs to Boston from Union Station and no other station. In Boston, Amtrak Acela Express arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Acela Express from Washington to Boston takes 7 hours and 2 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Acela Express trip will get you to Boston in 7 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Acela Express offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay €204.78 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
7h 2m
Avg. Price
€213.05

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Book Amtrak Northeast Regional from Washington to Boston from €70.35. There are 18 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules from Washington to Boston and you can expect on average to pay €119.77 for a Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket to Boston. In Washington, Amtrak Northeast Regional departs to Boston from Union Station and no other station. In Boston, Amtrak Northeast Regional arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Northeast Regional from Washington to Boston takes 8 hours and 34 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Northeast Regional trip will get you to Boston in 7 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 20 trips per day and you could expect to pay €132.16 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 34m
Avg. Price
€119.77

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Washington. Most train trips to Boston will depart from Union Station.
  • Union Station
train trips arrive in Boston at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are travelling with. South Station, Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St are the main train stations in Boston for trips arriving from Washington.
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St