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Trip Summary

There are usually 24 daily train trips available from New Haven to Washington DC. Traveling by train from New Haven to Washington DC usually takes 5 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Acela train can make the trip in 4 hours and 39 minutes.

Distance273 mi (440 km)
Fastest train4h 39m
Lowest price$41.00
Trains per day24
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New Haven to Washington

(Based on 14 ratings and reviews)

4.6

4.0

Arndra

January 16, 2024- Business

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: every thing. Cons: seat size bigger.

4.0

Deborah

April 11, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was comfortable and a lot of communication. Cons: The time. My train was considerably delayed to New Haven. Although, other than that it was good. Also, the price could be a bit cheaper. Tips: I didn't know the gate is posted 15 minutes before your train is supposed to arrive, so you don't have to get to the station super early.

5.0

Charlotte

June 29, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I was comfortable throughout my trip and i was happy about it. Cons: The space between the seats. Tips: I'll encourage travelers to travel with Amtrak.

5.0

Joshua

February 12, 2020- Business

Amtrak Vermonter

Pros: I love the trains in general. Cons: Maybe slightly cleaner bathrooms?

5.0

Tatiana

October 8, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Comfy seat, wifi, charging socket - very nice indeed. Cons: To offer snacks and beverages in the cart.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from New Haven to Washington was $120.11. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 24 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $150.22 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$225$150$75AprApr

Over the next 30 days, a one-way train trip from New Haven to Washington DC will cost between $75 and $223. Book in advance to secure the best price in the next few weeks.

Monthly average prices

$200$160$120$80$40MJJASONDJFMA
Mark your calendar for August if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from New Haven to Washington DC. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $135. If you're planning a trip from New Haven to Washington DC during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $193 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$225$180$135$90$453020100

If you're looking to save on your train trip from New Haven to Washington, book online with Wanderu at least 24 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $150.22 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from New Haven to Washington DC?

There are 4 train lines with service from New Haven to Washington. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak76h 38m$170.35
Amtrak Acela74h 48m$224.13
Amtrak Northeast Regional105h 54m$143.78
Amtrak Vermonter15h 40m$160.63
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 7 Amtrak trains from New Haven to Washington every day, as well as 13 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $41.

  • The Acela is Amtrak’s flagship high-speed rail service. Connecting 15 cities along the Northeast Corridor of the United States, the Acela is Amtrak’s fastest running passenger train, developing a speed of up to 82.2 mph. Acela trains are equipped with free high-speed internet, power outlets and extra comfortable seats. In addition, all Acela passengers have access to the line’s signature Corridor Café where they can unwind and enjoy a freshly prepared meal with a glass of wine. There are 7 Acela trips from New Haven to Washington every day, including the weekend. As it is Amtrak’s most premium service, the average Acela train ticket may cost more than other train lines.

  • 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 10 daily train trips from New Haven to Washington, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from New Haven to Washington every day, with prices starting from $43.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New Haven 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.

The distance between New Haven and Washington DC is approximately 273 miles, or 440 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 39 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from New Haven to Washington DC on Thursday. Tickets for Thursday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs New Haven at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 24 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from New Haven to Washington DC.

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

City Information

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

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, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

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 New Haven?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main arrival station: Union Station

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.

All train stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

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