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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Trenton to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$34.00
Fastest Train2h 11m
Trains Per Day16
Train Lines9

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, $42.01 was the average price of a train ticket from Trenton, NJ to Washington, DC. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $64.69 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Trenton and Washington DC is approximately 152 miles, or 245 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 31 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 11 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 Trenton 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 Sunday 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 Trenton 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 Trenton to Washington DC?

There are 16 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Trenton to Washington DC.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Trenton.

Which train should you take from Trenton to Washington DC?

There are 9 train lines with service from Trenton, New Jersey to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 10 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak12h 24m$41.48
Amtrak Acela22h 14m$105.50
Amtrak Cardinal12h 33m$48.34
Amtrak Carolinian12h 24m$49.10
Amtrak Crescent12h 42m$62.50
Amtrak Northeast Regional102h 35m$51.05
Amtrak Palmetto12h 24m$59.98
Amtrak Silver Service12h 34m$54.24
Amtrak Vermonter12h 32m$53.58

Where is the train station in Trenton?

There is one train station in Trenton:

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Trenton, NJ to Washington, DC
Based on 6 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Acela report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
November 27, 2019Visiting family
It was my first time riding a train - any train. It was much quicker than I thought it would be. Trenton to D.C. in just over 2 hours. My first time in New Jersey. I am here for a 2 month consulting position. I am from the West coast and didn't realize how close m...More
I was not sure who to show my ticket to or the process to board, but once I road the train down to D.C., I understood the process when I travelled back from D.C. to Trenton. Also, it could have been me just not paying attention as well as I should. But the girl taking...More
Prices are really good for traveling by train. Once you know when and where you are going, buy the ticket early enough where prices are even better. Also, if traveling in the NJ area to so many places, consider Amtrak before other modes of transportation. I traveled...More

Based on 5 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 80 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
January 18, 2020
Th he guy even walked around and asked anybody if they wanted antything from the snackbar
November 2, 2019Vacation
The train can be crowded and difficult to get 2 seats together. Best to get there early if possible.
Less luggage, arrive early.
Saroj Ranjan
August 4, 2019Visiting friends
Had wonderful journey
Nothing specific
Safe and on time arrival
June 27, 2019Vacation
We paid for seats and had none for the first 3 stops.

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