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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Trenton?

Lowest Price$34.00
Fastest Train1h 59m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines6

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Trenton 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 Trenton?

In the last month, $40.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Trenton, NJ. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $67.06 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Trenton is approximately 152 miles, or 245 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 27 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 59 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Trenton are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Sunday 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 Trenton?

There are 13 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Washington DC to Trenton.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Trenton to Washington DC.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Trenton?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 26m$34.00
Amtrak Acela22h 1m$103.51
Amtrak Carolinian12h 17m$55.73
Amtrak Northeast Regional102h 30m$49.34
Amtrak Palmetto12h 26m$52.92
Amtrak Vermonter12h 24m$50.38

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Trenton?

Trenton has one train station:

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Washington, DC to Trenton, NJ
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
August 10, 2019Visiting family
Very difficult placing heavy suitcase on upper shelf
More suitcase space on floor level

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