Cheap Detroit to Washington DC  train tickets

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How much are Detroit to Washington DC train tickets?

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Detroit 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 Detroit to Washington was $155.16. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 1 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $49.00 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 Detroit to Washington DC ? How far is Detroit to Washington DC ?

The distance between Detroit to Washington DC is 394.12 miles or 634.11 km. A train trip from Detroit to Washington DC typically takes 27 hours, If you are looking to get to Washington faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 15 hours and 35 minutes to get from Detroit to Washington.

Going from Detroit to Washington by train takes over 27 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 Wednesday trains from Detroit 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak has the most connections between Detroit to Washington DC

Typically there are 3 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington. One train carrier operates regular service on the Detroit to Washington route. Amtrak offers the most scheduled departures between Detroit to Washington, usually offering 3 trips per day. On this route there are no direct schedules. This means that along your journey from Detroit to Washington, you will need to disembark from the first train and board a connecting train. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may be responsible for transferring your own checked luggage, but you will definitely need to bring your hand luggage.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Detroit to Washington DC, which start at $80.00.

One train carrier connects Detroit to Washington

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Detroit to Washington DC start from $92.00, and on average cost $166.58. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Washington. Amtrak in Detroit leaves from 11 W Baltimore Ave, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Detroit to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 27 hours and 13 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 16 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 $173.71 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 13m
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$166.58

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There is one train station from which trains depart Detroit on their way to Washington. The busiest departure station in Detroit serving this route is 11 W Baltimore Ave.
  • 11 W Baltimore Ave
There is one train station where trains arrive in Washington from Detroit., The busiest departure station in Detroit serving this route is Union Station.
  • Union Station