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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Quantico to Washington DC. Traveling by train from Quantico to Washington DC usually takes around one hour and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 58 minutes.

Distance30 mi (48 km)
Fastest train0h 58m
Lowest price€11.84
Trains per day5
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

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

In the last month, €11.96 was the average price of a train ticket from Quantico, VA to Washington, DC. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €10.63 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€25€17€8JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Quantico to Washington DC will vary between €12 and €15. Planning a train trip to Washington within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Quantico over the next 7 days is €12. 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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Traveling from Quantico to Washington DC by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around €13 whenever you decide to board the train to Washington DC.

Prices as travel date approaches

€42€34€25€17€83020100

Since the average price of train trips from Quantico to Washington DC remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Quantico to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Quantico, Virginia to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian11h 3m€15.80
Amtrak Northeast Regional41h 3m€13.22
  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 Quantico 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 1 hours and 3 minutes.

  • 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 4 daily train trips from Quantico 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 Quantico 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 Quantico to Washington DC?

The distance between Quantico and Washington DC is approximately 30 miles, or 48 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 58 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Washington DC.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Quantico to Washington DC are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Monday 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 Quantico at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Quantico to Washington DC?

There are 5 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Quantico to Washington DC.

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

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, 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 Quantico?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Quantico.

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

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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.

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