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How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Boston?

Lowest Price€22.19
Fastest Train6h 54m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Boston
Based on 11 reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
21 December 2019Visiting family
Spacious, easy
8 December 2019Visiting family
Comfortable and spacious seats.
Indicate where the cafeteria is situated
Choose Amtrak for your travels
Rita Maria
15 October 2019Visiting friends
There was no working wifi ön the train. It really should be in the XXI.cencury.
18 September 2019Vacation
Use this service for quality and cost
19 September 2019Visiting friends

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Boston 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Boston?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, €72.37 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington to Boston. By booking your trip 18 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of €60.35 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Boston is approximately 634 kilometers, or 394 miles. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 52 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 54 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?

Trains from Washington DC to Boston 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 Saturday 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 Washington DC at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 14:00. 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 per day run from Washington DC to Boston?

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 on your return trip from Boston to Washington DC, with tickets starting at €22.19. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the coach from Washington DC to Boston for €26.62.

What train services are there from Washington DC to Boston?

There are 3 train lines with service from Washington DC to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 9 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 5m€82.93
Amtrak Acela47h 4m€117.18
Amtrak Northeast Regional98h 15m€68.02

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Washington DC at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

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