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Compare train tickets from New York to Washington DC

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from New York to Washington DC?

Lowest PriceCA$52.86
Fastest Train2h 59m
Trains Per Day14
Train Lines8
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Price trends for trains from New York to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

CA$122CA$81CA$41JunJun

Monthly average prices

CA$203CA$163CA$122CA$81CA$41JASONDJFMAMJ

Prices as travel date approaches

CA$271CA$217CA$163CA$108CA$543020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for New York to Washington DC
4.7
Based on 68 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
Overview
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)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Lauralee
5.0
February 24, 2020Vacation
Pros
Good value for money and more relaxing than flight.
Cons
Lower the cost of refreshments available on your train.
Tips
Take refreshments with you.

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 56 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
4.3
Staff
4.3
Value
3.5
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

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other train stops between New York and Washington, DC?

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.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, CA$102.37 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from New York to Washington. By booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of CA$35.17 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from New York to Washington DC?

The distance between New York and Washington DC is approximately 204 miles, or 328 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 3 hours and 30 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 59 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 New York 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 Friday 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 New York at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from New York to Washington DC?

There are 14 scheduled trains on most days. 14 of these are direct connections to Washington DC. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Washington DC for CA$1.36.

What train services are there from New York to Washington DC?

There are 8 train lines with service from New York to Washington DC. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Acela33h 0mCA$204.27
Amtrak Cardinal13h 30mCA$117.67
Amtrak Carolinian13h 23mCA$104.24
Amtrak Crescent13h 45mCA$117.07
Amtrak Northeast Regional73h 34mCA$98.35
Amtrak Palmetto13h 28mCA$119.56
Amtrak Silver Service23h 35mCA$117.35
Amtrak Vermonter13h 26mCA$96.80

Where is the train station in New York?

There is one train station in New York:

  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

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