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Elyria - Washington DC Train Timetable

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Elyria to Washington DC. The train trip from Elyria to Washington DC is usually about 16 hours and 13 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Capitol Limited train can get you there in as little as 11 hours and 50 minutes.

Distance317 mi (510 km)
Fastest train11h 50m
Lowest price€110.02
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Elyria to Washington was €110.02. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Elyria and Washington DC. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Washington DC if you book your train tickets at least 5 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €95.41.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Elyria to Washington DC. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €102. If you're planning a trip from Elyria to Washington DC during August, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €231 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Elyria to Washington, book online with Wanderu at least 5 days in advance. That way, you’ll save €95.41 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Elyria to Washington DC?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak220h 36m€209.79
Amtrak Capitol Limited111h 50m€134.03
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 2 Amtrak trains from Elyria to Washington every day, as well as 0 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €183.

  • Passing through seven states, 16 cities, and various National Parks, Amtrak Capitol Limited connects Washington D.C. and Chicago, on 750 miles of railroad. Taking over 17 hours for a complete trip, these trains offer various overnight accommodations and feature panoramic observation cars where passengers can enjoy exceptional scenery. The trains include various options for food; however, WiFi connectivity is not available onboard due to the rural nature of the route.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Elyria to Washington DC. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Elyria and Washington DC is approximately 317 miles, or 510 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 16 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 50 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Elyria to Washington DC on Friday. Tickets for Friday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Monday. Monday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Elyria at 01:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 01:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Elyria twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Washington DC faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

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

City Information

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, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

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 Elyria?

Main departure station: 410 East River Rd

There is one train station in Elyria.

All train stations in Elyria:

  • 410 East River Rd

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main arrival station: Union Station

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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