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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Newark?

Lowest Price$39.00
Fastest Train2h 30m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines6

Washington DC to Newark Route Map

Washington Newark

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Newark right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

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

In the last month, $55.46 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $64.92 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Newark is approximately 198 miles, or 318 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Newark are the most crowded on Friday. 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 9:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Washington DC to Newark?

There are 16 scheduled trains on most days. 23 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Newark for $37.00.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Newark?

There are 6 train lines with service from Washington, District of Columbia to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 0m$70.23
Amtrak Acela42h 35m$133.06
Amtrak Carolinian12h 57m$81.27
Amtrak Northeast Regional103h 5m$50.39
Amtrak Palmetto13h 7m$70.07
Amtrak Vermonter12h 53m$50.28

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Newark?

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

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$150$120$90$60$30FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ
4.9
Based on 13 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Wafaa
5.0
December 29, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The ride was quick and comfy. I mostly enjoyed how efficient and easy going it was. The ride was quick and comfy. I mostly enjoyed how efficient and easy going it was.
Cons
I almost missed my stop because it was hard to hear the conductors voice through the speaker. If there were some kind of digital screen to show what stops are coming, that’ll be helpful. Especially for those who aren’t familiar. I almost missed my stop because it was hard to hear the conductors voice through the speaker. If there were some kind of digital screen to show what stops are coming, that’ll be helpful. Especially for those who aren’t familiar.

Based on 11 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 91 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.9
Staff
4.7
Value
3.8
Condition
4.7
MARLEN
5.0
January 2, 2021Visiting family
Pros
I felt safer and more comfortable than if I had gone through the trouble of going out to the airport for a flight in a cramped airplane. I thought about it, but became apprehensive about flying, and potentially getting stuck on the tarmac. The price was equivalent to th...I felt safer and more comfortable than if I had gone through the trouble of going out to the airport for a flight in a cramped airplane. I thought about it, but became apprehensive about flying, and potentially getting stuck on the tarmac. The price was equivalent to the flight I pulled up, and I always wanted to try traveling by train.More
Cons
Nothing as far as I was concerned.Nothing as far as I was concerned.
Tips
It's the way to go if you have time to spare, and don't feel like hassling with long lines, stripping for TSA, exorbitant baggage fees and cramped aircraft seats.It's the way to go if you have time to spare, and don't feel like hassling with long lines, stripping for TSA, exorbitant baggage fees and cramped aircraft seats.
Lamin
4.0
August 3, 2020Visiting family
Pros
The train came on time very clean and comfortable. The staffs were very niceThe train came on time very clean and comfortable. The staffs were very nice
Cons
The internetThe internet
Tips
The prices are getting betterThe prices are getting better
Wendkoagenda
5.0
July 18, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Nice travel Nice travel
Latha
5.0
December 14, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Quiet, smooth ride, with free wi-fi and spacious comfortable seats!! Quiet, smooth ride, with free wi-fi and spacious comfortable seats!!
Cons
Cut down the announcements with silent notification displaysCut down the announcements with silent notification displays
Tips
NoNo
Pamela
5.0
November 26, 2019Visiting family
Pros
Clean, comfortable, on time, travel time was short.Clean, comfortable, on time, travel time was short.
Cons
Wifi could have been more consistent.Wifi could have been more consistent.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Palmetto report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0
Edna
5.0
November 25, 2019Solo travel
Tips
Don’t be afraid to smile :-), seriously the staff were more than willing to go above and out of the way for passengers. I was nervous about the WiFi, had an assignment to complete within a short time. I was able to get it done and browse the internet without any issues....Don’t be afraid to smile :-), seriously the staff were more than willing to go above and out of the way for passengers. I was nervous about the WiFi, had an assignment to complete within a short time. I was able to get it done and browse the internet without any issues. More

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