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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Wilmington?

Lowest Price$23.00
Fastest Train1h 12m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines6

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Wilmington 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.

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

In the last month, $40.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Wilmington, DE. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $27.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Wilmington is approximately 99 miles, or 159 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 12 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Wilmington 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 Washington DC at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Washington DC to Wilmington?

There are 16 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Washington DC to Wilmington.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Wilmington to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Wilmington for $26.00.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Wilmington?

There are 6 train lines with service from Washington, District of Columbia to Wilmington, Delaware. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 22m$83.83
Amtrak Acela41h 19m$85.68
Amtrak Carolinian11h 22m$36.84
Amtrak Northeast Regional101h 34m$30.78
Amtrak Palmetto11h 32m$36.83
Amtrak Vermonter11h 29m$30.33

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Wilmington?

Wilmington has one train station:

  • Amtrak Station - 100 French St

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