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Acela is Amtrak's high speed train operating in the Northeast corridor between Boston and Washington DC with 12 stops along the way. On Wanderu, you’ll find Amtrak Acela tickets to many destinations, including Boston, New Haven, New York City, Philadelphia, Delaware, Baltimore and many more. It’s easy to browse through the Acela schedule to find the best price, date, and time for your next train trip. Operating during peak morning and afternoon hours, Acela trains leave hourly with most stops conveniently located in cities' downtowns. The Acela can go as fast as 130-150 mph, making it the train of choice for those in a hurry.
Yes, Acela offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Acela will have WiFi as advertised, some trains might not come equipped with WiFi and onboard WiFi can lose its connection in rural areas. We recommend you bring a book or download a movie just to play it safe. Acela WiFi is generally best used for surfing the web, checking emails and chatting with friends; you shouldn’t count on the WiFi to binge watch your favorite show.
Yes, there are power outlets onboard Acela trains. You can generally find one or two sockets per row of seats, so be a good traveller and check if your seat neighbor might want to charge up their devices as well. With the onboard power outlets, you can charge both a computer and USB devices with a USB power adapter that typically comes with most phones and tablets.
Since Acela might sometimes use replacement train vehicles, not all trips are guaranteed to have power points. We recommend to bring a power bank to charge your phone for all trips over 2 hours, just in case.
On a typical day, Acela has 327 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.
No, Acela does not offer will call tickets. You should purchase your tickets online and make sure you have everything you need to board before you arrive at the station.
Yes, Acela requires you to present an ID to an agent to be allowed to board the train. Make sure you have identification issued by a government agency that meets the carrier’s requirements. Alternative IDs, such as a college ID, won’t work.
Yes, there are bathrooms on Acela trains. The bathrooms are pretty basic and include a toilet, toilet paper and hand sanitizer. Most bathrooms don’t have running water. As you will be using a bathroom on a moving vehicle, please use caution and hold on to a rail at all times.
Acela offers meal service during your trip with them. If you require a meal with special dietary restrictions, we suggest you contact Acela customer service directly to see if one can be arranged to meet your needs. Acela provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry. Don’t worry about being parched while traveling with Acela as they offer a beverage service to make sure you stay hydrated. Though we always recommend bringing a reusable water bottle with you to make sure you have water within easy reach and help reduce unnecessary plastic waste.
Acela does not require a printed ticket to board the train. Instead, an eTicket is sent to you by email when you make your reservation. You can use your smartphone to show this eTicket to the ticketing agent as you board.
Acela goes the extra distance to deliver premium features to its customers.
Do you find yourself squished in a regular seat or just love having extra room to sprawl out? Well you’re in luck as Acela offers extra legroom seating. Since there is no standard of what extra legroom is, the extra space you get may vary between train lines, but getting extra is always good.
Acela offers travelers train service to 12 destinations. These are the most popular Acela schedules and routes:
|Washington to Newark|
|Washington to New York|
|Boston to Newark|
|New York to Providence|
|Boston to Providence|
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|Boston to Baltimore|
|Providence to Westwood|
|Providence to Boston|
|Providence to Baltimore|
|Washington to Stamford|