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traveling from Washington to Boston by train

Cheapest price
$79.00
Fastest time
6h 51m
Trips per day
33
train carriers
2
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Washington to Boston?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Washington to Boston is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Washington to Boston were $162.99. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $32.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Washington to Boston?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Washington to Boston by train is at 2 PM on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 5 PM on Tuesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Washington to Boston?

On average there are 33 train trips per day. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most options for departures from Washington to Boston, with an average of 18 trips per day and 372 monthly trips. 2 train carriers currently travel from Washington to Boston. Of the 33 trips there are 32 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Washington start at $20.00.

train lines that run from Washington to Boston

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates, on average, 18 train schedule(s) from Washington to Boston. The average Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket to Boston costs $143.20. Cheap Amtrak Northeast Regional tickets to Boston are available on Wanderu starting from $79.00. In Washington, Amtrak Northeast Regional departs from Union Station and no other station. In Boston, Amtrak Northeast Regional arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Northeast Regional from Washington to Boston takes 8 hours and 31 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Northeast Regional trip will get you to Boston in 6 hours and 51 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 19 trips per day and you could expect to pay $151.80 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Avg. Time
8h 31m
Avg. Price
$143.20

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express operates, on average, 14 train schedule(s) from Washington to Boston. The average Amtrak Acela Express ticket to Boston costs $251.63. Cheap Amtrak Acela Express tickets to Boston are available on Wanderu starting from $184.00. In Washington, Amtrak Acela Express departs from Union Station and no other station. In Boston, Amtrak Acela Express arrives at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Acela Express from Washington to Boston takes 7 hours and 3 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Acela Express trip will get you to Boston in 6 hours and 51 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Acela Express offers 7 trips per day and you could expect to pay $244.52 for a weekend getaway trip to Boston.

Amtrak Acela Express
Amtrak Acela Express
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Avg. Time
7h 3m
Avg. Price
$251.63
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from Washington. Most train trips to Boston will depart from Union Station,
  • Union Station
Train trips arrive in Boston at 2 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station are the main train stations in Boston for trips arriving from Washington.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station