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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Alexandria to Washington DC. Traveling by train from Alexandria to Washington DC usually takes around 25 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 16 minutes.

Distance7 mi (11 km)
Fastest train0h 16m
Lowest price€7.46
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Alexandria to Washington was €8.71. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Washington DC if you book your train tickets at least 27 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra €4.27.

Average prices by travel date

€14€9€5AprApr

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Alexandria to Washington DC will vary between €7 and €10. Planning a train trip to Washington within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Alexandria over the next 7 days is €7. 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

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Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Alexandria to Washington DC. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of €7. If you're planning a trip from Alexandria to Washington DC during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about €13 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

€23€19€14€9€53020100

Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Alexandria to Washington. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 27 days before departure, you can save around €4.27. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Washington DC?

There are 4 train lines with service from Alexandria to Washington. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak10h 25m€7.76
Amtrak Carolinian10h 28m€19.87
Amtrak Northeast Regional80h 24m€8.91
Amtrak Palmetto10h 36m€10.04
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Alexandria to Washington every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €7.

  • The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Alexandria and Washington, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 0 hours and 28 minutes.

  • 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 8 daily train trips from Alexandria to Washington, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Alexandria to Washington is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Alexandria and Washington DC is approximately 7 miles, or 11 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Washington DC.

Thursday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Alexandria to Washington DC. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Thursday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Alexandria at 07:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 10 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Alexandria to Washington DC.

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

City Information

Alexandria

Alexandria is a charming, historic city in Virginia, located just a few miles south of Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River. Alexandria's Old Town entrances visitors with its preserved brick sidewalks and 18th-century homes and buildings; you'll feel transported to the era of the city's founding in 1749. This quarter, especially along King Street, features boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops in quaint, intimate settings.

Thanks to its vicinity to the capital, Alexandria boasts a unique food scene with many high-class restaurants for you to enjoy. The most popular local establishments include The Warehouse, Chart House, and Chadwicks. You can even dine in Gadsby's Tavern, a favorite of some of the nation's founders in the 1780s, and learn more about early American life in the adjacent Gadsby's Tavern Museum.

Washington, D.C. and all its travel connections are only a water taxi away, but the city is also well-served by transportation options directly out of Alexandria. Intercity Amtrak routes regularly arrive at Alexandria Union Station, including the Northeast Regional, Silver Service, Crescent, Cardinal, and Carolinian. The two nearest airports to the city are the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Washington Dulles International Airport.

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 Alexandria?

Main departure station: 110 Callahan Dr

There is one train station in Alexandria.

All train stations in Alexandria:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

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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