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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Newark to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$39.00
Fastest Train2h 38m
Trains Per Day25
Train Lines9

Newark to Washington DC Route Map

Newark Washington

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the cheapest train from Newark to Washington, DC?

The cheapest trains from Newark to DC are typically the Amtrak Cardinal, Amtrak Palmetto and the Amtrak Carolinian, each of which averages around $114.

What is the fastest train from Newark to DC?

The fastest train from Newark to DC is the Amtrak Acela. On the Acela, the average trip duration is just 2 hours 41 minutes.

Is there a bus from Newark to Washington, DC?

There are 3 buses that drive between Newark and DC: BoltBus, Greyhound and OurBus. Tickets average just $16, and the typical travel time is 4.5 and 5 hours.

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark 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 Newark to Washington DC?

In the last month, $56.79 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $82.20 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Newark and Washington DC is approximately 198 miles, or 318 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 38 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Newark 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 Tuesday 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 Newark at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Newark to Washington DC?

There are 25 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Newark to Washington DC.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Washington DC for $35.00.

Which train should you take from Newark to Washington DC?

There are 9 train lines with service from Newark, New Jersey to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 16 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak13h 11m$40.87
Amtrak Acela42h 46m$143.77
Amtrak Cardinal13h 10m$51.61
Amtrak Carolinian13h 3m$53.29
Amtrak Crescent13h 23m$67.93
Amtrak Northeast Regional163h 14m$62.40
Amtrak Palmetto13h 11m$65.23
Amtrak Silver Service13h 13m$59.63
Amtrak Vermonter13h 9m$64.35

Where is the train station in Newark?

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

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Newark to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC
4.7
Based on 11 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
1.0
Condition
3.0
Winston
5.0
July 8, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Speed
Cons
Nothing

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 8 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 67 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.4
Value
3.6
Condition
4.5
Arshad
5.0
February 10, 2020Business
Pros
Outstanding trip
Sandra
5.0
January 28, 2020Visiting family
Pros
Comfortable and safe
Gino
5.0
December 7, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Extremely convenient and gave timely reminders.
Cons
Nothing.
Tips
Slow WiFi
Luis
3.0
July 28, 2019Business
Pros
Arrived on time
Cons
The seating. I did not have a seat till an hr into the travel. Finally when i had a seat, it was in the seating reserved for a party of 4. Therefore I could not stretch or sit comfortably.
Ian
5.0
June 27, 2019Business
Pros
Convenient and everything was as expected
Cons
For now keep doing what you are doing
Tips
Choose Wanderu and you will get your money's worth.

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Vermonter report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0

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