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Lowest Price$48.00
Fastest Train5h 53m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines3
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Raleigh, NC to Washington, DC
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Users that traveled with Amtrak Carolinian report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
June 16, 2019Business
Amtrak gave me almost two hours of unscheduled time sitting at a rail spur rather than traveling to DC in about five and a half hours, as Amtrak advertised. During our unscheduled stop my fellow passengers and I had ample time to study the concrete wall next to the tra...More
Amtrak needs to vastly improve reliability. I took the train because I felt I could depend on arriving in Washington DC within 30 minutes of the scheduled arrival time. The expected reliability of train make me choose Amtrak over a flight or a bus. I was very disappo...More
Think twice before you take the train.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Raleigh to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Raleigh to Washington DC?

In the last month, $56.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Raleigh, NC to Washington, DC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $18.30 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Raleigh to Washington DC?

The distance between Raleigh and Washington DC is approximately 233 miles, or 375 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 10 hours and 20 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 53 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Raleigh to Washington DC are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Thursday 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 Raleigh at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Raleigh to Washington DC?

Trains leave the station in Raleigh twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Washington DC faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Raleigh. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Raleigh to Washington DC for $60.00.

Which train should you take from Raleigh to Washington DC?

There are 3 train lines with service from Raleigh, North Carolina to Washington, District of Columbia. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak116h 23m$77.01
Amtrak Carolinian16h 16m$49.17
Amtrak Silver Service15h 53m$50.04

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

There is one train station in Raleigh:

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

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