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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Hartford to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$41.00
Fastest Train6h 25m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Hartford to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Hartford to Washington DC?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Hartford to Washington DC. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $45.59 was the average price of a train ticket from Hartford, CT to Washington, DC. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $101.86 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Hartford to Washington DC?

The distance between Hartford and Washington DC is approximately 302 miles, or 487 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 25 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Hartford to Washington DC are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Sunday 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 Hartford at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Hartford to Washington DC?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Hartford to Washington DC. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Hartford. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Hartford to Washington DC for $37.00.

Which train should you take from Hartford to Washington DC?

There are 3 train lines with service from Hartford, Connecticut to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak37h 0m$74.56
Amtrak Northeast Regional16h 53m$69.53
Amtrak Vermonter16h 48m$44.56

Where is the train station in Hartford?

There is one train station in Hartford:

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Hartford to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

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