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Washington DC - Newark Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

5 trains operate daily from Washington DC to Newark. The train trip from Washington DC to Newark is usually about 2 hours and 13 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can get you there in as little as one hour and 16 minutes.

Distance87 mi (140 km)
Fastest train1h 16m
Lowest price$5.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

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Average score for trains from Washington to Newark

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

4.7

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

The average price for a train ticket from Washington to Newark, DE is $33.77, Compared to most train fares, this is an excellent price. By booking your trip at least 28 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $32.23 more.

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25MayJun

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Washington DC to Newark is expected to fluctuate between $26 and $70 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Newark in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Washington is $26.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Washington DC to Newark often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in September when the average ticket price is only $29. If you're thinking of traveling from Washington DC to Newark during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $58 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Washington to Newark on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time, you can save about $32.23 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Newark?

2 train services operate from Washington to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak21h 24m$50.90
Amtrak Northeast Regional42h 21m$43.43
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Washington to Newark every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $5.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Washington DC and Newark is approximately 87 miles, or 140 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 16 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains from Washington DC to Newark are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 5 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Newark. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

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

City Information

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.

Newark

Newark, Delaware, is a small city packed with history and culture. The picturesque Historic Courthouse, which dates to the 18th century, boasts an impressive stone exterior and a Tiffany glass skylight inside. The Iron Hill School Museum is exactly what it says on the tin: a museum in a historic schoolhouse on Iron Hill. The small building is filled to the brim with natural history exhibits and Native American artifacts. For those too cool for school, swing by the free Mineralogical Museum on the University of Delaware campus for one of the best mineral, crystal, and gem collections in the U.S.

Newark is also known for its excellent dining at places like Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, the Stone Balloon Ale House, or Home Grown Cafe. When you’re ready to work off those meals, visit Glasgow Park Trail, with a basketball court, tennis court, and a general exercise area. The Newark Shopping Center is the local go-to for eating and shopping, or take a drive out to Christiana Mall between Newark and Wilmington for more options.

Amtrak connects the city to Philadelphia, Newark (the other one), and Baltimore from the Newark Train Station, right next to the University of Delaware campus. Flixbus also has service across Delaware, with routes connecting Newark to Boston, Charlotte, and Greensboro.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main departure 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

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • VRE Station - 10399 Premier Ct

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • 550 Railroad Ave - inside Marine Corps base

  • Harbor Park Station

  • 9431 West St

  • Train Station - 810 W Main St

  • Amtrak/VRE Station

  • Amtrak Station - 3516 South St

  • 468 N Boundary St

  • 55 Norfolk Ave SW

Where is the train station in Newark?

Main arrival station: 10 Mopar Dr

Newark has one train station.

All train stations in Newark:

  • 10 Mopar Dr

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