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About Amtrak Northeast Regional

The Northeast Regional is a passenger rail service operated by Amtrak, the largest train travel provider in America. The train route connects 48 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. Northeast Regional trains run between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, with stops at several key destinations along the East Coast, including Providence, Hartford, New York City, and Washington D.C.

As the more affordable of the two main train lines that connect New York City with Boston and D.C. (the other one being Amtrak’s premium and faster Acela service), the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular of all Amtrak routes. Trains run multiple times per day in either direction, transporting over 20,000 passengers on a daily basis. On average, the price of a one-way Northeast Regional train ticket ranges from $3.00 to $238.00 depending on the specific route and how long in advance you booked your train trip.

While the Northeast Regional’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. Aboard the Northeast Regional, Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. If you are craving a snack or a drink, the train’s café is there for you with a selection of warm sandwiches, donuts, packaged goods, and a variety of beverages.

As an official Amtrak partner, Wanderu has been helping travelers find and book cheap train tickets for the Northeast Regional since 2015. If you’re looking for the best available train deals, just enter the route you’d like to take and your preferred travel date in the search form above, and you will find and compare all train trips in one place. The best part – when you’re ready to book your train ticket, there won’t be any extra booking fees!

Contact Amtrak Northeast Regional

Phone number: US: 1 (800) 872-7245

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Amtrak Northeast Regional train coverage

Daily Trips6,189
stations54
cities48
countries1

Amtrak Northeast Regional train amenities

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Air conditioningAir conditioning
RestroomRestroom
Extra legroomExtra legroom
Loyalty rewardsLoyalty rewards
Power outletPower outlet
SnacksSnacks
WiFiWiFi

What travelers are saying about Amtrak Northeast Regional

Here’s what Wanderu users who have booked trips with Amtrak Northeast Regional had to say about their travel experience.

Traveling During COVID-19

"Staff made sure all passengers maintain the recommendations of the CDC"
based on 691 reviews

Onboard Experience

"The WiFi worked great."
based on 1218 reviews
"Polite and informative staff."
based on 1436 reviews
"Great value for time and distance."
based on 1545 reviews
"I got home on time!"
based on 1642 reviews
"I liked the comfortable seats."
based on 1660 reviews
"Amtrak is doing a good job with cleanliness."
based on 1697 reviews

Amtrak Northeast Regional Routes & Network

Amtrak Northeast Regional’s train network features 2115 train routes that connect 48 cities serving 54 stations. On average, Amtrak Northeast Regional performs about 6189 train trips every day. The top cities to which Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the highest number of daily train service include Boston and New York.

Top Cities Served by Amtrak Northeast Regional

CityRouteEarliest trainLatest train
New York555:09 am4:53 am
Washington425:05 am4:55 am
Boston285:08 am4:42 am
Philadelphia345:50 am4:53 am
Baltimore235:15 am4:55 am
Providence225:08 am4:42 am
New Haven225:09 am4:53 am
Newark235:09 am4:53 am
Richmond195:50 am3:53 am

Top States Served by Amtrak Northeast Regional

StateCities ServedDaily TripsTop city
New Jersey5953New Brunswick
Rhode Island3294Providence
Virginia161484Norfolk
Maryland3707Baltimore
Connecticut121215Hartford
Pennsylvania1912Philadelphia
District of Columbia11206Washington
Massachusetts3907Boston
New York22989New York

Amtrak Northeast Regional reviews from Wanderu customers

Overall review score for Amtrak Northeast Regional

(Based on 1882 reviews)

4.6
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort

4.4

Timeliness

4.7

Staff

4.4

Value

3.7

Condition

4.6

Amtrak Northeast Regional passenger reviews

5.0

Victor

October 23, 2021- Couples trip

New York to Boston

Pros: The ease of having paid for our tickets ahead of time and safely being brought back to Boston. Cons: Everything was great for us. Tips: Make sure you study up on the address of where you’ll be picked up!

Pros: The ease of having paid for our tickets ahead of time and safely being brought back to Boston. Cons: Everything was great for us. Tips: Make sure you study up on the address of where you’ll be picked up!

4.0

Amnon

October 19, 2021- Solo travel

Washington to New York

Comfort, on time

Comfort, on time

5.0

Dennis

October 19, 2021- Visiting friends

New York to Boston

The train was easy to find and access, the scenery on the trip was amazing, and the train was in great shape--clean, spacious.

The train was easy to find and access, the scenery on the trip was amazing, and the train was in great shape--clean, spacious.

5.0

Daphne

October 12, 2021- Business

New York to Washington

Pros: I don’t know if the capacity is being controlled, but the train was blessedly uncrowded. Cons: Be clear about where you can board/leave the train in NYC. Tips: Use Wanderu!

Pros: I don’t know if the capacity is being controlled, but the train was blessedly uncrowded. Cons: Be clear about where you can board/leave the train in NYC. Tips: Use Wanderu!

5.0

Demetrius

October 11, 2021- Solo travel

New York to Washington

Pros: Very relaxing and felt safe. Organized and timely too. Cons: Make sure the microphones are working properly. Particularly on my trip from Penn Station NYC to DC Union Station.

Pros: Very relaxing and felt safe. Organized and timely too. Cons: Make sure the microphones are working properly. Particularly on my trip from Penn Station NYC to DC Union Station.

Most popular Amtrak Northeast Regional routes

The train from Boston to New York is Amtrak Northeast Regional’s most popular route. Trips from Washington to Philadelphia and New York to Baltimore are also highly popular.

Top Amtrak Northeast Regional routes

RouteDaily TripsDurationPrice
Boston to New York184h 18m$29
Washington to Philadelphia161h 58m$18
New York to Baltimore292h 51m$26
Washington to Baltimore290h 33m$6
New York to Philadelphia151h 25m$18
Boston to Providence180h 37m$6
Boston to New Haven182h 31m$21
New York to Providence93h 34m$25
New York to Washington153h 32m$29

Amtrak Northeast Regional Cancellation Policy

All Amtrak Northeast Regional tickets can be cancelled for a full refund within the first 24 hours after purchase. If more than 24 hours have passed, the cancellation policy and change fee structure for Amtrak bookings depend on the type of fare you purchased:

Saver Fare tickets: A 25% fee applies for any changes. If you cancel the trip, you will receive an eVoucher worth 75% of the original ticket price.

Value Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable up to 15 or more days before departure. If cancelled less than 14 days before departure, a 25% cancellation fee applies.

Flexible, Business and Premium Fare tickets: No change fees and fully refundable if cancelled or changed before departure.

Tickets are non-refundable and non-exchangeable after the train has departed, so be sure to make your updates as soon as possible if your travel plans change.

If your Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket is eligible for change or cancellation, you can do that by calling Amtrak’s customer service phone number at 1 (800) 872-7245. To cancel or change your booking online, simply go to www.amtrak.com and click on the “Modify Trip” tab in the upper right corner.

Wanderu also offers an affordable trip protection option by Allianz Global Assistance that you can purchase when booking your tickets. In addition to 24-hour assistance during your trip and coverage for lost or damaged baggage, trip protection can help you get your money back in case you need to cancel or change your trip. You can file a claim to have any Amtrak change or cancellation fees reimbursed if you cannot travel due to covered reasons such as illness, extreme weather, or required work shifts.

Amtrak Northeast Regional Train Guide & FAQs

Do Amtrak Northeast Regional trains have WiFi?

Yes, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers WiFi on their trains. Although most trips with Amtrak Northeast Regional 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. Amtrak Northeast Regional 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.

Are there power outlets or USB plugs on the train?

Yes, there are power outlets onboard Amtrak Northeast Regional 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 Amtrak Northeast Regional 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.

What is Amtrak Northeast Regional's schedule?

On a typical day, Amtrak Northeast Regional has 6189 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.

Can you pick up will call tickets at the station?

No, Amtrak Northeast Regional 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.

Do you need an ID to get on the train?

Yes, Amtrak Northeast Regional 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.

What are Amtrak Northeast Regional’s COVID-19 policies?

Visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide to view the most up-to-date information about Amtrak Northeast Regional’s cleaning protocols and adjusted ticket change policies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Are there bathrooms on Amtrak Northeast Regional trains?

Yes, there are bathrooms on Amtrak Northeast Regional 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.

Are meals or beverages available?

Amtrak Northeast Regional provides snacks to satisfy your hunger during your travels. Be sure to pack a credit card and some cash in case you get hungry.

Do you have to print your Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket?

Amtrak Northeast Regional 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.

Does Amtrak Northeast Regional offer any premium features like extra legroom or movies?

Amtrak Northeast Regional 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 Amtrak Northeast Regional 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.

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