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Washington DC - Holyoke Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 3 daily train trips available from Washington DC to Holyoke. Traveling by train from Washington DC to Holyoke usually takes 8 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Vermonter train can make the trip in 7 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance325 mi (523 km)
Fastest train7h 31m
Lowest price$88.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Washington and Holyoke cost $131.17, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 29 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $116.70 more.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from Washington DC to Holyoke will range from $115 to $258. If you're planning to travel by train to Holyoke in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from Washington you can find in the next 7 days is $130. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Washington DC to Holyoke. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $113. If you're planning a trip from Washington DC to Holyoke during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $180 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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By booking your train trip from Washington to Holyoke on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time, you can save about $116.70 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Holyoke?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 17m$185.92
Amtrak Vermonter17h 45m$137.23
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Washington to Holyoke every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $88.

  • The Vermonter is an Amtrak passenger train that connects St. Albans, VT to Washington, D.C. by way of New York City. The journey is renowned for the beautiful scenic views that it presents as it passes through the Green Mountains and the Berkshires. Aboard the Vermonter, passengers can enjoy free WiFi, power outlets at every seat and extra legroom. You can also grab a bite to eat or enjoy a refreshing beverage from the train’s café. There are 1 Vermonter trains traveling from Washington to Holyoke every day, with prices starting from $89.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Washington DC and Holyoke is approximately 325 miles, or 523 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 31 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.

Trains departing from Washington DC to Holyoke tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Sunday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Washington DC to Holyoke. 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 Holyoke 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, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

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

Holyoke

Holyoke, MA, US - HLY-0

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Holyoke is between Northampton and Springfield in Hampden County. The city is between the Mount Tom Range and the western bank of the Connecticut River. Holyoke is popular for being the birthplace of volleyball. Regarding outdoor spaces, nature lovers and families will enjoy different spots in Holyoke, like the Mount Holyoke Range State Park and Mount Tom State Reservation for hiking and birdwatching. Familes can check out the Children's Museum, while history buffs can head to Wistariahurst to see a preserved 1874 home.

Craft beer is a big thing in Holyoke, with plenty of local spots for beer and wine in the city. The town even hosts Oktoberfest Massachusetts for the aforementioned beer lovers and other food and music events throughout the year.

You can easily visit Holyoke via train or bus from other cities. Amtrak provides train service to the city, and Peter Pan has plenty of bus routes to Holyoke. The Pioneer Valley Transit Authority provides public transportation in the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

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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:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Holyoke?

Main arrival station: 74 Main St

Holyoke has one train station.

All train stations in Holyoke:

  • 74 Main St

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