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Washington DC - High Point Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

There are usually 2 daily train trips available from Washington DC to High Point. Traveling by train from Washington DC to High Point usually takes 7 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 6 hours and 19 minutes.

Distance261 mi (420 km)
Fastest train6h 19m
Lowest price$52.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines2

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Washington to High Point was $72.13. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to High Point if you book your train tickets at least 25 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $54.88.

Monthly avg. prices

Ticket prices for the train from Washington DC to High Point often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in December when the average ticket price is only $66. If you're thinking of traveling from Washington DC to High Point during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $100 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


By booking your train trip from Washington to High Point on Wanderu at least 25 days ahead of time, you can save about $54.88 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Washington DC to High Point?

2 train services operate from Washington to High Point. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian18h 23m$89.11
Amtrak Crescent16h 20m$96.71
  • The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Washington and High Point, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 8 hours and 23 minutes.

  • The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Washington to High Point take about 6 hours and 20 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $63.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Washington DC and High Point is approximately 261 miles, or 420 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 19 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Washington DC to High Point on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Sunday. Sunday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Washington DC at 11:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Washington DC twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to High Point with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from High Point 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.

High Point

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High Point is a city located in the Piedmont region, just outside Greensboro. It's the only city in North Carolina that extends into four counties. High Point is known for having quirky outdoor attractions, like the World's Largest Chest of Drawers and the Kersey Valley Spookywoods. Depending on your preference, the city also has family-friendly locations like pools, water parks, amusement rides, ziplining, and nature parks, from the Archdale Recreation Center at Creekside Park to the High Point City Lake Park. High Point has several history and art museums, including the High Point Museum and Nido & Mariana Qubein Children's Museum.

As for nightlife, High Point has a lot of locations for its adults, ranging from bars and taverns to dance nightclubs and sports bars. High Point also has several breweries and wineries in the city that contribute to the nightlife. Downtown High Point is the entertainment district, popular for the High Point Market and other local stores and restaurants.

High Point is easy to visit by train or bus from neighboring cities. Amtrak, Amtrak Crescent, Amtrak Piedmont, and Amtrak Carolinian provide the train lines to the city, while the Tornado Bus provides the bus lines. The High Point Transit System provides the transportation system 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 High Point?

Main arrival station: 100 W High Ave

High Point has one train station.

All train stations in High Point:

  • 100 W High Ave

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