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Compare train tickets from Boston to Washington DC


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How much are train tickets from Boston to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$69.00
Fastest Train6h 50m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Boston to Washington DC
Based on 6 reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 83 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
December 16, 2019Business
Use Amtrak
November 4, 2019Solo travel
Can the ticket be checked just once when you enter and not every-time the staff changes. It would be really helpful
This train has multiple stops!
October 19, 2019Solo travel
Felt like Washington DC had too many places to visit within two days. Really moved especially by impressionism art, dinosaurs and history of journalism. The train was basically good with large seat and baggage space. Wifi onboard really helped me to do some work.
I felt dimmer light will be better, and would like smaller volume of announcement and workers’ call.
Prepare something to cover eyes and ears. Cars other than quiet car might be sometimes really noisy.
July 26, 2019Business
Carry a light blanket. The AC gets a bit cold and uncomfortable on the legs.
June 14, 2019Solo travel
Nice no comen

Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a train from Boston to DC?

Yes, Amtrak operates trains between Boston, MA and Washington, DC. The Amtrak Northeast Regional and Acela trains each make about a dozen trips per day from Boston to DC. The same is true for the reverse direction, with trains from DC to Boston.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Boston to DC?

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, $112.56 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Boston to Washington. By booking your trip 6 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $2.69 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train ride from Boston to DC?

Boston and Washington DC are approximately 394 miles apart. The average train ride from Boston to D.C. takes around 8 hours and 21 minutes, but the fastest Acela train takes 6 hours and 50 minutes to get from South Station to Union Station.

What is the busiest day for trains from Boston to DC?

Trains from Boston to Washington DC are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

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

There are 13 scheduled trains on most days. 9 of these are direct connections to Washington DC. 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 Washington DC to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Washington DC for $27.00.

What train services are there from Boston to Washington DC?

There are 3 train lines with service from Boston to Washington DC. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak39h 50m$154.41
Amtrak Acela47h 0m$189.15
Amtrak Northeast Regional88h 4m$95.67

Where is the train station in Boston?

There are two stations in Boston where you can board the train to Washington DC:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

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