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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Cleveland?

Lowest Price$58.00
Fastest Train10h 48m
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Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Cleveland

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35JunJul

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Cleveland 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Cleveland?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $65.17 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington to Cleveland. By booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $51.68 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Washington DC and Cleveland is approximately 304 miles, or 489 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 48 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Washington DC to Cleveland are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Washington DC at 10:00am and arrives in Cleveland around 10 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Washington DC to Cleveland?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Cleveland with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Cleveland to Washington DC. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Washington DC to Cleveland for $44.00.

What train services are there from Washington DC to Cleveland?

2 train services operate from Washington DC to Cleveland. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak216h 38m$105.97
Amtrak Capitol Limited110h 48m$60.24

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Cleveland?

Cleveland has one train station:

  • 200 Cleveland Mem Shrwy

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