Cheap train tickets from New York to Washington DC

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Lowest Price$54.00
Fastest2h 33m
trains per day44
train companies10
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Overall score for New York to Washington DC
4.7
Based on 66 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Mary
4.0
February 23, 2020Visiting family
Pros
I enjoy train travel in general and don't get it often. Trip was not stressful.
Cons
bumpy track?

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Frederic
4.0
July 7, 2019Vacation
Pros
Team is efficient
Cons
Air conditioning is freezing cold Not possible to book numbered seats

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
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Maya
5.0
September 15, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was smooth

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Crescent 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
5.0
Condition
5.0
Pamela
5.0
September 2, 2019Vacation
Pros
Train ride and time in NYC
Cons
All was well
Tips
Use Wanderu all the time

Based on 55 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 72 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.4
Staff
4.4
Value
3.6
Condition
4.6
Scholastique Desiree
5.0
January 15, 2020Business
Pros
i was comfortable
Cons
the price. it was a little bit expensive
Tips
wanderu is a good app
Maria
5.0
January 11, 2020Vacation
Pros
Comfy seats
Isabella
5.0
January 9, 2020Business
Pros
How easy it was to locate, fast and sufficient
Cons
More comfortable seats
Linda
4.0
December 23, 2019Visiting family
Pros
We were comfortable and without any conflict.
Tips
Always check this website before booking with any other...very cost efficient.
Johanna
5.0
December 4, 2019Vacation
Pros
Station staff were helpful, the train left and arrived on time, seats were comfortable and the food service as fine, all in all, a very pleasant experience. ,
Cons
No complaints about anything
Tips
Buy your ticket, board and enjoy.

Based on 4 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Palmetto report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 25 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.8
Tiina
5.0
September 14, 2019Visiting family
Pros
The seats were spacious and nice, the train was on time, wifi worked well
Cons
It's really cold inside the train
Jonee
5.0
June 1, 2019Business
Pros
Found a home.
Cons
The price is high, and we were not allowed to choose our car.

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Agnes
4.0
July 22, 2019Vacation
Pros
Comfort and spacious
Cons
Arriving on time

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0

What trains go from New York City to D.C?

There are 9 different Amtrak lines that provide routes between New York and Washington, D.C. Between all of them, the average travel time is between 3 and 3.5 hours. Amtrak Northeast Regional provides the most routes per day at 17, with tickets averaging about $107.

Amtrak Acela makes 13 daily trips, with tickets averaging about $173.

Amtrak Silver Service offer 2 routes per day, with tickets averaging $77.

Other services include Amtrak Acela Nonstop, Amtrak Carolinian, Amtrak Cardinal, Amtrak Crescent, Amtrak Palmetto and Amtrak Vermonter, all of which provide 1 daily route, and have tickets ranging from $100 to $182.

Are there other train stops between New York and Washington, D.C?

The number of stops between New York City and D.C. depends on which train line you decide to take. The Amtrak Northeast Regional has 14 stops between New York City and D.C, among them major cities like Newark, Philadelphia and Baltimore. The Amtrak Acela only has 7 stops between NYC and D.C., including Trenton, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore.

What is the busiest day to travel from New York to D.C?

The busiest day to travel from New York to D.C is on Thursday. If you plan to travel on a Thursday, you should think about booking your tickets well in advance, as tickets tend to spike in price before they sell out. If you are looking for a better deal on train tickets, as well as less of a crowd, consider booking on Sundays — the least busy day of the week.

How do you find cheap train tickets from New York to Washington DC?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from New York to Washington D.C. 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 New York to Washington D.C. was $116.01. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $87.06 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 ride from New York to Washington DC?

The distance between New York and Washington DC is approximately 203.67 miles, or 327.69 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 3 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 33 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from New York to Washington DC?

On Saturday trains from New York to Washington D.C. 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 Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from New York to Washington DC?

Typically there are 44 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington D.C.. On the route to Washington D.C. 10 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between New York to Washington D.C., usually offering 20 trips per day. 44 train trips per day are direct connections to Washington D.C., 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 New York to Washington DC, which start at $1.00.

Here are the 10 train companies that operate from New York to Washington D.C.

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $54.00, and on average cost $161.62. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 16 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $137.04 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 16m
Avg. Price
$161.62

Amtrak Acela

Amtrak Acela train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $183.00, and on average cost $205.15. Daily there are 16 Amtrak Acela schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Acela in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Acela takes 2 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Acela offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Acela offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $201.97 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
2h 56m
Avg. Price
$205.15

Amtrak Acela Nonstop

Amtrak Acela Nonstop train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $183.00, and on average cost $192.90. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Acela Nonstop schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Acela Nonstop in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Acela Nonstop takes 2 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Acela Nonstop offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Meal
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Beverage
Avg. Time
2h 34m
Avg. Price
$192.90

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $78.00, and on average cost $100.34. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Carolinian in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 3 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $104.03 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 23m
Avg. Price
$100.34

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $78.00, and on average cost $102.17. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Cardinal in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 3 hours and 26 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $106.46 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 26m
Avg. Price
$102.17

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $78.00, and on average cost $112.21. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Crescent in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 3 hours and 45 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $137.35 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 45m
Avg. Price
$112.21

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $54.00, and on average cost $102.62. Daily there are 20 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Northeast Regional in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 3 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 17 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $114.54 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 30m
Avg. Price
$102.62

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $78.00, and on average cost $100.44. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Palmetto in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 3 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $97.49 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 29m
Avg. Price
$100.44

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $78.00, and on average cost $115.97. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Silver Service in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 3 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $141.27 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 33m
Avg. Price
$115.97

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter train tickets from New York to Washington DC start from $54.00, and on average cost $104.19. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Vermonter in New York leaves from Penn Station, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From New York to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Vermonter takes 3 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Vermonter offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 33 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Vermonter scheduled trip per day, which will cost $117.12 for a one-way weekend reservation from New York.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 21m
Avg. Price
$104.19

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart New York on their way to Washington D.C.:
  • Penn Station
There is one train station where trains from New York arrive in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station

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