Cheap Boston to Washington DC  train tickets

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How to find cheap train tickets from Boston to Washington DC ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Boston to Washington 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 Boston to Washington was $158.63. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 20 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $34.00 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 journey from Boston to Washington DC ? How far is Boston to Washington DC ?

The distance between Boston to Washington DC is 393.97 miles or 633.87 km. A train trip from Boston to Washington DC typically takes 8 hours, If you are looking to get to Washington faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Acela Express. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 6 hours and 33 minutes to get from Boston to Washington.

Going from Boston to Washington by train takes over 8 hours to reach your destination. For a lengthy train journey we recommend you pack a great book, or download a few movies to have them available offline just in case you are outside of a service coverage area. Don't forget to bring some water and a battery pack to keep all of your electronics charged.

On Saturday trains from Boston to Washington 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Acela Express has the most connections between Boston to Washington DC

Typically there are 40 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington. On the route to Washington 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Acela Express offers the most scheduled departures between Boston to Washington, usually offering 19 trips per day. 36 train trips per day are direct connections to Washington, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Boston to Washington DC, which start at $29.00.

Boston to Washington is served by 3 train carriers

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Boston to Washington DC start from $113.00, and on average cost $243.59. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Washington. Amtrak in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Boston to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 9 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $150.03 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Restroom
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Avg. Time
9h 9m
Avg. Price
$243.59

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express train tickets from Boston to Washington DC start from $188.00, and on average cost $233.99. Daily there are 19 Amtrak Acela Express schedules to Washington. Amtrak Acela Express in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Boston to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Acela Express takes 6 hours and 57 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela Express offers 11 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $225.55 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

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Meal
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Avg. Time
6h 57m
Avg. Price
$233.99

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Boston to Washington DC start from $79.00, and on average cost $135.74. Daily there are 17 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Washington. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Boston leaves from Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St and one other station. And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Boston to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 8 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 0 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 20 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $143.94 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
8h 19m
Avg. Price
$135.74

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Washington that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Boston serving this route is Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St, South Station.
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in Washington from Boston., The busiest departure station in Boston serving this route is Union Station.
  • Union Station