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New York to Washington train - cost & duration

Cheapest price$49.00
Shortest Duration3h 0m
Trips per day36
train carriers9
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How to book cheap New York to Washington DC train tickets?

The best way to get deals on train tickets from New York to Washington is by booking earlier. Based on the last 30 days, the cheapest average train fares from New York to Washington were $114.46. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $47.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

What is the busiest time to travel by train from New York to Washington?

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Washington by train is at 3:00 PM on Tuesday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 11:00 PM on Thursday is when the fewest number of train tickets are sold. If you’re looking for a little extra space, the train departing at this time is the least likely to be crowded.

Amtrak Northeast Regional from New York to Washington DC has the most daily schedules

On average there are 36 train trips per day. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most options for departures from New York to Washington, with an average of 17 trips per day and 344 monthly trips. 9 train carriers currently travel from New York to Washington. Of the 36 trips there are 35 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Traveling by Bus from New York to Washington DC starts at $1.00.

9 carriers offer New York to Washington train trips

Amtrak

Book Amtrak from New York to Washington from $96.00. There are 6 Amtrak schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $261.67 for a Amtrak ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak from New York to Washington takes 3 hours and 4 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak offers 11 trips per day and you could expect to pay $269.83 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 4m
Avg. Price
$261.67

Amtrak Acela Express

Book Amtrak Acela Express from New York to Washington from $173.00. There are 11 Amtrak Acela Express schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $203.18 for a Amtrak Acela Express ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak Acela Express departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Acela Express arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Acela Express from New York to Washington takes 2 hours and 55 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Acela Express offers 5 trips per day and you could expect to pay $212.02 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
2h 55m
Avg. Price
$203.18

Amtrak Carolinian

Book Amtrak Carolinian from New York to Washington from $39.00. There are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $101.01 for a Amtrak Carolinian ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak Carolinian departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Carolinian arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Carolinian from New York to Washington takes 3 hours and 25 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Carolinian trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Carolinian offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $113.02 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 25m
Avg. Price
$101.01

Amtrak Cardinal

Book Amtrak Cardinal from New York to Washington from $39.00. There are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $113.10 for a Amtrak Cardinal ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak Cardinal departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Cardinal arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Cardinal from New York to Washington takes 3 hours and 26 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Cardinal trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Cardinal offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $126.89 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 26m
Avg. Price
$113.10

Amtrak Crescent

Book Amtrak Crescent from New York to Washington from $39.00. There are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $116.35 for a Amtrak Crescent ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak Crescent departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Crescent arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Crescent from New York to Washington takes 3 hours and 45 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Crescent trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Crescent offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $132.27 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 45m
Avg. Price
$116.35

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Book Amtrak Northeast Regional from New York to Washington from $39.00. There are 17 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $112.56 for a Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak Northeast Regional departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Northeast Regional arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Northeast Regional from New York to Washington takes 3 hours and 28 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Northeast Regional trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 16 trips per day and you could expect to pay $131.87 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 28m
Avg. Price
$112.56

Amtrak Palmetto

Book Amtrak Palmetto from New York to Washington from $39.00. There are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $103.54 for a Amtrak Palmetto ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak Palmetto departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Palmetto arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Palmetto from New York to Washington takes 3 hours and 29 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Palmetto trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Palmetto offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $104.15 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 29m
Avg. Price
$103.54

Amtrak Silver Service

Book Amtrak Silver Service from New York to Washington from $39.00. There are 2 Amtrak Silver Service schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $135.19 for a Amtrak Silver Service ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak Silver Service departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Silver Service arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Silver Service from New York to Washington takes 3 hours and 33 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Silver Service trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $153.55 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 33m
Avg. Price
$135.19

Amtrak Vermonter

Book Amtrak Vermonter from New York to Washington from $39.00. There are 1 Amtrak Vermonter schedules from New York to Washington and you can expect on average to pay $119.49 for a Amtrak Vermonter ticket to Washington. In New York, Amtrak Vermonter departs to Washington from Penn Station and no other station. In Washington, Amtrak Vermonter arrives at Union Station and no other station.

An average trip on Amtrak Vermonter from New York to Washington takes 3 hours and 18 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Vermonter trip will get you to Washington in 3 hours and 0 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Vermonter offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $142.06 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

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Avg. Time
3h 18m
Avg. Price
$119.49

Plan your next adventure:

Depending on the train line you travel with, your options include one station that has train departures from New York. Most train trips to Washington will depart from Penn Station.
  • Penn Station
Train trips arrive in Washington at 1 stations, depending on which train line you are traveling with. Union Station are the main train stations in Washington for trips arriving from New York.
  • Union Station