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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry?

Lowest Price$11.00
Fastest Train1h 11m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Washington to Harpers Ferry 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 Harpers Ferry?

In the last month, $11.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to Harpers Ferry, WV. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $9.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry?

The distance between Washington DC and Harpers Ferry is approximately 47 miles, or 76 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 11 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 Harpers Ferry are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Monday 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 4:00pm and arrives in Harpers Ferry about an hour later.

Is there a direct train from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Harpers Ferry 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 Harpers Ferry to Washington DC.

Which train should you take from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry?

Amtrak Capitol Limited is the one and only train line which connects Washington, District of Columbia to Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Capitol Limited11h 11m$12.03

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

There is one train station in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Harpers Ferry?

Harpers Ferry has one train station:

  • Potomac St & Shenandoah St

Price trends for trains from Washington DC to Harpers Ferry

Average prices by travel date

$15$10$5SepSep

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$25$20$15$10$53020100

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