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The Northeast Regional is a passenger rail service operated by Amtrak that connects 48 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The service runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, with stops at several key destinations across the East Coast, including New York City, Washington D.C., Providence and Hartford.
As the more affordable of the two train lines that connect New York City with Boston and D.C. (the other one being Amtrak’s premium 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. Northeast Regional train ticket prices start from €2.67 depending on the route.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amtrak Northeast Regional offers travelers train service to 48 destinations. These are the most popular Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules and routes:
|New York to Washington|
|New Haven to Boston|
|Boston to New York|
|Boston to Providence|
|Providence to New York|
With 1,710 Amtrak Northeast Regional trips per day, there are a lot of great deals to uncover for the bargain hunter and Amtrak Northeast Regional tickets start at just €2.67. Check out some of the latest and greatest deals snatched up by Wanderu users.
|Philadelphia to Boston|
|New York to Quantico|
|Meriden to Berlin|
|Washington to Boston|
|New York to Woodbridge|