Cheap train tickets from Lafayette, IN to Washington DC

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How much are train tickets from Lafayette, IN to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$78.00
Fastest20h 33m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Lafayette, IN to Washington DC?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Lafayette to Washington D.C. is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Lafayette to Washington D.C. was $78.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $82.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Lafayette, IN to Washington DC?

The distance between Lafayette and Washington DC is approximately 533.59 miles, or 858.52 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 23 hours and 21 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 33 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Lafayette to Washington DC?

On Sunday trains from Lafayette to Washington D.C. are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Lafayette to Washington DC?

Typically there is one train schedule per day. On the route to Washington D.C. 2 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Lafayette to Washington D.C., usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Washington D.C. with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Lafayette, IN to Washington DC, which start at $102.00.

Here are the 2 train companies that operate from Lafayette to Washington D.C.

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Lafayette to Washington DC start from $111.00, and on average cost $148.50. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak in Lafayette leaves from 200 N Second St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Lafayette to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 24 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 20 hours and 33 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $142.50 for a one-way weekend reservation from Lafayette.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
1d 0h 45m
Avg. Price
$148.50

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Lafayette to Washington DC start from $78.00, and on average cost $103.71. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Cardinal in Lafayette leaves from 200 N Second St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Lafayette to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 20 hours and 33 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $124.67 for a one-way weekend reservation from Lafayette.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
20h 33m
Avg. Price
$103.71

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Lafayette on their way to Washington D.C.:
  • 200 N Second St
There is one train station where trains from Lafayette arrive in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station

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