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Compare train tickets from Washington DC to Boston

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Boston?

Lowest Price$69.00
Fastest Train6h 54m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines3
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Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45MayJun

Monthly average prices

$200$160$120$80$40JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$250$200$150$100$503020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Boston
4.7
Based on 11 reviews

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.5
Staff
4.1
Value
3.5
Condition
4.7
Domenic
5.0
December 21, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Spacious, easy
Cons
Price
Lindsay
5.0
December 8, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable and spacious seats.
Cons
Indicate where the cafeteria is situated
Tips
Choose Amtrak for your travels
Rita Maria
4.0
October 15, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
There was no working wifi ön the train. It really should be in the XXI.cencury.
Queiruga
5.0
September 18, 2019Vacation
Pros
Comfortable
Cons
Nothing
Tips
Use this service for quality and cost
Jane
5.0
September 19, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Everything
Cons
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Tips
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Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Boston?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $105.55 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington to Boston. By booking your trip 13 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $10.15 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Boston is approximately 394 miles, or 634 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 54 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 Boston 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 Saturday 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 2:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Washington DC to Boston?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Boston for $27.00.

What train services are there from Washington DC to Boston?

There are 3 train lines with service from Washington DC to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 5m$114.70
Amtrak Acela47h 3m$189.03
Amtrak Northeast Regional88h 17m$95.49

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Washington DC at its two active train stations:

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

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