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traveling from Boston to Washington by train

Cheapest price
$79.00
Fastest time
6h 33m
Trips per day
38
train carriers
3
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from Boston to Washington?

The best way to get the cheapest train tickets from Boston to Washington is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from Boston to Washington were $166.33. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $32.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel from Boston to Washington?

The busiest time of the week for travel from Boston to Washington by train is at 9 AM on Saturday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 6 PM on Tuesday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

How many daily train trips are there from Boston to Washington?

On average there are 38 train trips per day. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most options for departures from Boston to Washington, with an average of 17 trips per day and 354 monthly trips. 3 train carriers currently travel from Boston to Washington. Of the 38 trips there are 33 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from Boston start at $20.00.

train lines that run from Boston to Washington

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates, on average, 17 train schedule(s) from Boston to Washington. The average Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket to Washington costs $137.65. Cheap Amtrak Northeast Regional tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $79.00. In Boston, Amtrak Northeast Regional departs from South Station and 1 other station. In Washington, Amtrak Northeast Regional arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Northeast Regional from Boston to Washington takes 8 hours and 21 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Northeast Regional trip will get you to Washington in 6 hours and 33 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 19 trips per day and you could expect to pay $142.30 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Avg. Time
8h 21m
Avg. Price
$137.65

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express operates, on average, 16 train schedule(s) from Boston to Washington. The average Amtrak Acela Express ticket to Washington costs $239.61. Cheap Amtrak Acela Express tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $184.00. In Boston, Amtrak Acela Express departs from South Station and 1 other station. In Washington, Amtrak Acela Express arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Acela Express from Boston to Washington takes 6 hours and 56 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Acela Express trip will get you to Washington in 6 hours and 33 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Acela Express offers 8 trips per day and you could expect to pay $225.05 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Acela Express
Amtrak Acela Express
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Avg. Time
6h 56m
Avg. Price
$239.61

Amtrak

Amtrak operates, on average, 3 train schedule(s) from Boston to Washington. The average Amtrak ticket to Washington costs $260.49. Cheap Amtrak tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $111.00. In Boston, Amtrak departs from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and 1 other station. In Washington, Amtrak arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from Boston to Washington takes 8 hours and 53 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Washington in 6 hours and 33 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $180.90 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak
Amtrak
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
8h 53m
Avg. Price
$260.49
Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include 2 stations that have train departures from Boston. Most train trips to Washington will depart from South Station, Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St.
  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
Train trips arrive in Washington at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station are the main train stations in Washington for trips arriving from Boston.
  • Union Station