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Trip Summary

There are 14 daily trains from Washington DC to Jacksonville. Traveling by train from Washington DC to Jacksonville usually takes around 40 hours and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 16 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance648 mi (1043 km)
Fastest train16h 2m
Lowest price$102.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington to Jacksonville

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Carla

May 19, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: It was very comfortable. Cons: Bathrooms. Tips: Always book ahead.

Pros: It was very comfortable. Cons: Bathrooms. Tips: Always book ahead.

4.0

Patricia

August 23, 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: I really appreciated the room I had during my trip. Much more of it than on an airplane. I also liked thatI was able to check a bag without the extra fees. Tips: Bring snacks for longer trips.

Pros: I really appreciated the room I had during my trip. Much more of it than on an airplane. I also liked thatI was able to check a bag without the extra fees. Tips: Bring snacks for longer trips.

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

In the last month, $224.65 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington to Jacksonville. Given how far apart Washington DC and Jacksonville are from each other, there's no getting around the fact that most train tickets are on the pricier side. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $75.25 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$285$190$95MayJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Washington DC to Jacksonville will vary between $224 and $285. Planning a train trip to Jacksonville within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Washington over the next 7 days is $236. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$200$160$120$80$40JJASONDJFMAM

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Washington DC to Jacksonville by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $112 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Washington DC to Jacksonville in July, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $185 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$325$260$195$130$653020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Jacksonville from Washington will be about $75.25 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Jacksonville?

2 train services operate from Washington to Jacksonville. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 13 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak131d 19h 59m$273.21
Amtrak Silver Service116h 2m$127.23
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 13 Amtrak trains from Washington to Jacksonville every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $108.

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  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Washington to Jacksonville start from $102 and the average train journey lasts about 16 hours and 2 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Jacksonville during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

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

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Washington DC to Jacksonville. 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.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Jacksonville is approximately 648 miles, or 1043 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 40 hours and 3 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 16 hours and 2 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 Washington DC to Jacksonville are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday 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 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. 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 Jacksonville?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Washington DC to Jacksonville. 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 Jacksonville 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, and follow that up with a drink (or two) at one of the many bars in the area.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL - JAX-0

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Jacksonville, FL - JAX-1

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Jacksonville, or simply "Jax," is the largest city by area in the continental United States. Located in the northeastern corner of Florida, this sunny city along the St Johns River also boasts 22 miles of beaches along the Atlantic Ocean, coastal cuisine, and many historic neighborhoods to explore.

Natural beauty is king in Jacksonville, and where better to soak in some of the Sunshine State's outdoor wonders than the beach? Try Little Talbot Island for beachcombing or fishing, Big Talbot Island for exploring wetlands and marshes, and Kathryn Abbey Hanna Park for surfing. If you don't have the patience for birdwatching in the wild, the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will let you get up-close and personal with over 2,400 animals.

To take a break from the sun's rays, head indoors to one of Jacksonville's many eclectic museums. The Cummer Museum of Art and Gardens combines European-inspired gardens with an impressive collection of fine art, while the Museum of Science and History is worth a stop for its planetarium alone. On Saturdays, you wouldn’t want to miss the Riverside Arts Market where artisans and farmers set up stalls along the river, and you can catch live music, food trucks and even free yoga.

Jacksonville is easily accessed by air, train, or bus, and connects Florida to locations throughout the South. Amtrak's Jacksonville train station is located in the northern outskirts of the city, and most bus service in and out of Jacksonville conveniently departs from the JTA Intercity Bus Terminal in the heart of downtown.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

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Main departure station: Columbus, Ohio

The Bus Terminal at 111 E Town St is Columbus’ hub for intercity bus service on a variety of carriers including Jefferson Lines, Greyhound, Miller Transportation, Barons Bus Lines, and Amtrak Thruway. Conveniently located in downtown Columbus, the station’s area features several parking lots, hotels, and fast food restaurants. The waiting area within the station building includes restrooms, vending machines, and even arcade-style games if you’re prone to boredom while waiting for the bus. From this station, you can travel to destinations including Cincinnati, Chicago, and New York.

All train stations in Washington DC:

  • Columbus, Ohio

  • Union Station

  • Union Station - 400 S Houston St

  • South Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • Union Station

  • Union Station

  • 350 Hoefgen St

  • 1100 Liberty Ave

  • 1400 W Markham St

  • 200 Cleveland Memorial Shoreway

  • Gateway Station - 430 S 15th St

  • 350 S Illinois St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • 11 W Baltimore Ave

Where is the train station in Jacksonville?

3570 Clifford Ln - JAXAMT-0

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Main arrival station: 3570 Clifford Ln

When traveling to and from Jacksonville by train, you’ll pass through the city’s Amtrak station at 3570 Clifford Lane. Located northwest of the city center, Jacksonville’s Amtrak station has a large seating area, clean restrooms, and free onsite parking. Several fast food options are within a half mile, or grab a snack from one of the station’s vending machines for a quicker bite. If you’re headed to downtown Jacksonville, you can connect to a local bus line from the station, or a rideshare or taxi can get you to the business district and waterfront in about 15 minutes.

All train stations in Jacksonville:

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

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