Cheap Washington DC to Boston  train tickets

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington to Boston is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington to Boston was $151.81. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $34.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

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

The distance between Washington DC to Boston is 393.97 miles or 633.87 km. A train trip from Washington DC to Boston typically takes 8 hours, If you are looking to get to Boston faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Acela Express. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 6 hours and 49 minutes to get from Washington to Boston.

Going from Washington to Boston by train takes over 8 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Monday trains from Washington to Boston are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most connections between Washington DC to Boston

Typically there are 34 schedules to compare for your trip to Boston. On the route to Boston 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Washington to Boston, usually offering 18 trips per day. 34 train trips per day are direct connections to Boston, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Washington DC to Boston, which start at $29.00.

Washington to Boston is served by 2 train carriers

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express train tickets from Washington DC to Boston start from $188.00, and on average cost $244.95. Daily there are 16 Amtrak Acela Express schedules to Boston. Amtrak Acela Express in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Boston trains arrive at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other train station.

From Washington DC to Boston train travel on Amtrak Acela Express takes 7 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak Acela Express offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela Express offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $237.57 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Restroom
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Power outlet
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Beverage
Avg. Time
7h 2m
Avg. Price
$244.95

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Boston start from $79.00, and on average cost $137.08. Daily there are 18 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Boston trains arrive at Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other train station.

From Washington DC to Boston train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 8 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $149.16 for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 33m
Avg. Price
$137.08

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington on their way to Boston. The busiest departure station in Washington serving this route is Union Station.
  • Union Station
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Boston. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Washington serving this route is Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station