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traveling from New York to Washington by train

Cheapest price
$49.00
Fastest time
2h 54m
Trips per day
38
train carriers
7
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How can I get the cheapest train ticket from New York to Washington?

The best way to get the cheapest 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 $123.33. By booking 20 days out, tickets are on average $44.00 cheaper than those that are booked last minute.

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

The busiest time of the week for travel from New York to Washington by train is at 4 PM on Friday. When planning to travel around this time, tickets should be booked well in advance as they may sell out. Around 10 AM on Monday 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.

How many daily train trips are there from New York to Washington?

On average there are 38 train trips per day. Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most options for departures from New York to Washington, with an average of 18 trips per day and 361 monthly trips. 7 train carriers currently travel from New York to Washington. Of the 38 trips there are 38 trips that are direct routes with no transfers.

Need more travel options? Bus options from New York start at $1.00.

train lines that run from New York to Washington

Amtrak Vermonter

Amtrak Vermonter operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from New York to Washington. The average Amtrak Vermonter ticket to Washington costs $109.71. Cheap Amtrak Vermonter tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $49.00. In New York, Amtrak Vermonter departs 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 25 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Vermonter trip will get you to Washington in 2 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Vermonter offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $120.02 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Vermonter
Amtrak Vermonter
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Avg. Time
3h 25m
Avg. Price
$109.71

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service operates, on average, 2 train schedule(s) from New York to Washington. The average Amtrak Silver Service ticket to Washington costs $154.05. Cheap Amtrak Silver Service tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $69.00. In New York, Amtrak Silver Service departs 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 35 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Silver Service trip will get you to Washington in 2 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 trips per day and you could expect to pay $160.99 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Silver Service
Amtrak Silver Service
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
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Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 35m
Avg. Price
$154.05

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from New York to Washington. The average Amtrak Palmetto ticket to Washington costs $89.44. Cheap Amtrak Palmetto tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $69.00. In New York, Amtrak Palmetto departs 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 32 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Palmetto trip will get you to Washington in 2 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Palmetto offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $96.14 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Palmetto
Amtrak Palmetto
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 32m
Avg. Price
$89.44

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates, on average, 18 train schedule(s) from New York to Washington. The average Amtrak Northeast Regional ticket to Washington costs $110.08. Cheap Amtrak Northeast Regional tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $49.00. In New York, Amtrak Northeast Regional departs 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 32 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Northeast Regional trip will get you to Washington in 2 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 15 trips per day and you could expect to pay $117.56 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Northeast Regional
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 32m
Avg. Price
$110.08

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from New York to Washington. The average Amtrak Crescent ticket to Washington costs $153.12. Cheap Amtrak Crescent tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $122.00. In New York, Amtrak Crescent departs 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 41 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Crescent trip will get you to Washington in 2 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Crescent offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $158.57 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Crescent
Amtrak Crescent
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 41m
Avg. Price
$153.12

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian operates, on average, 1 train schedule(s) from New York to Washington. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket to Washington costs $112.63. Cheap Amtrak Carolinian tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $78.00. In New York, Amtrak Carolinian departs 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 24 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Carolinian trip will get you to Washington in 2 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Carolinian offers 1 trip per day and you could expect to pay $125.40 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Carolinian
Amtrak Carolinian
Air conditioning
Restroom
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
3h 24m
Avg. Price
$112.63

Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak Acela Express operates, on average, 14 train schedule(s) from New York to Washington. The average Amtrak Acela Express ticket to Washington costs $207.21. Cheap Amtrak Acela Express tickets to Washington are available on Wanderu starting from $168.00. In New York, Amtrak Acela Express departs 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 59 minutes, while the fastest available Amtrak Acela Express trip will get you to Washington in 2 hours and 54 minutes,

On weekends, Amtrak Acela Express offers 6 trips per day and you could expect to pay $194.12 for a weekend getaway trip to Washington.

Amtrak Acela Express
Amtrak Acela Express
Air conditioning
Restroom
Beverage
Extra legroom
Loyalty rewards
Meal
Power outlet
Snacks
WiFi
Avg. Time
2h 59m
Avg. Price
$207.21
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