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5 trains operate daily from Washington DC to Miami. The train trip from Washington DC to Miami is usually about 29 hours and 26 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can get you there in as little as 23 hours and 35 minutes.
|Distance||927 mi (1491 km)|
|Fastest train||23h 35m|
|Trains per day||2|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Washington DC to Miami?
In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Washington to Miami was $189.60. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between Washington DC and Miami. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Miami if you book your train tickets at least 11 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $260.24.
Average prices by travel date
The average cost of a one-way train trip from Washington DC to Miami is expected to fluctuate between $165 and $522 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Miami in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Washington is $165.
Monthly average prices
Prices as travel date approaches
If you're looking to save on your train trip from Washington to Miami, book online with Wanderu at least 11 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $260.24 compared to booking your ticket last minute.
Which train should you take from Washington DC to Miami?
2 train services operate from Washington to Miami. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
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 5 Amtrak trains from Washington to Miami every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $117.
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 Miami start from $106 and the average train journey lasts about 25 hours and 29 minutes.
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The distance between Washington DC and Miami is approximately 927 miles, or 1491 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 29 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 23 hours and 35 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.
Wednesday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Washington DC to Miami. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Wednesday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Sunday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.
The earliest train departs Washington DC at 2:00am 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.
There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Miami. 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 Miami to 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.
With its sprawling beaches, beaming sunshine and thriving nightlife, Miami is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the United States, if not the world. Boasting an incredible 35-mile stretch of beachfront and warm ocean water, Miami is the perfect place to relax and recharge under the sun. And recharge you must, as it is at night when the city really comes to life. Famous for its vibrant bars and nightclubs, Miami will help you dance all your troubles away.
If you are a foodie, you will be delighted to know that Miami is the city with the highest number of restaurants per capita in the U.S., giving you the unique opportunity to treat your tastebuds to fine cuisine from all over the world, including Cuba, Colombia, Russia and Ethiopia. And if you’re a brew connoisseur, keep in mind that Miami has some of the highest-rated beer in the country.
While you’re in Miami, make your way to the Wynwood district and check out the world-famous Wynwood Walls – a growing outdoor art exhibit featuring large-scale works by some of the best-known street artists from around the globe. After that, head over to the Miami Design District for a well-deserved shopping spree.
Where is the train station in Washington DC?
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:
250 N Lamar Blvd
Chicago (Union Station), Illinois
Union Station - 400 S Houston St
Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW
Union Station - 1701 Wynkoop Street
110 Callahan Dr
Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St
1120 W Washington St
Valley Station - 401 I St
SporTran Intermodal Terminal
5885 Horton St
Where is the train station in Miami?
Main arrival station: 8303 NW 37th Ave
The Amtrak Station at 8303 NW 37th Ave in Miami opened in 1978 as the southern destination of Amtrak's Silver Service trains. Parking is available at the station, and at the large waiting area inside, you'll find vending machines, restrooms, and on-site Amtrak customer service staff. The train station is located in the Hialeah area of Miami, just a few blocks from the Tri-Rail and Metrorail Transfer Station, making it easy to connect with public transit lines to other areas of sunny Miami.
All train stations in Miami:
8303 NW 37th Ave
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