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Niagara Falls - Washington DC Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Niagara Falls to Washington

There are usually 6 daily bus trips available from Niagara Falls to Washington.

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Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$94.06
Avg. Price
$195.39
Daily Trips
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6
Duration
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16h 16m
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Trip Summary

You can pick from 6 daily train trips between Niagara Falls and Washington DC. The average train journey from Niagara Falls to Washington DC takes 15 hours and 8 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 13 hours and 32 minutes.

Distance308 mi (495 km)
Fastest train13h 32m
Lowest price$92.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Niagara Falls to Washington DC?

The average price for a train ticket from Niagara Falls to Washington is $176.69, Tickets are generally pricier for this train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. By booking your trip at least 29 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $94.24 more.

Average prices by travel date

$285$190$95JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Niagara Falls to Washington DC is expected to fluctuate between $153 and $277 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Washington in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Niagara Falls is $163.

Monthly average prices

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Mark your calendar for March if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Niagara Falls to Washington DC. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $171. If you're planning a trip from Niagara Falls to Washington DC during December, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $243 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Niagara Falls to Washington. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $94.24. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Niagara Falls to Washington DC?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Niagara Falls to Washington. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak615h 9m$209.13
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 6 Amtrak trains from Niagara Falls to Washington every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $92.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Niagara Falls to Washington DC. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

The distance between Niagara Falls and Washington DC is approximately 308 miles, or 495 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 15 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 13 hours and 32 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.

Trains from Niagara Falls to Washington DC are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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.

The earliest train departs Niagara Falls at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls has captured millions of visitors with its jaw-dropping panoramic splendor, deafening roars, and brilliant rainbows. The most astonishing fact about Niagara Falls is that almost four thousand tons of water flow over Niagara Falls every second. Niagara Falls is also the oldest state park in America and should be on every bucket list.

The closest restaurant and hotel to Niagara Falls is the Red Coach Inn. Every room has its own exquisite and historical look, and it will feel like you are staying inside a castle. Make sure to order the legendary Creme Brulee French Toast! It's even more delicious than it sounds.

To get to Niagara, you fly into the Niagara Falls International Airport. FlixBus, Adirondack Trailways, and more also provide bus service to the area with routes from Buffalo, New York, Binghamton, Rochester, and more. Trains from Buffalo to Niagara Falls are also popular, and Amtrak has several lines from Boston, Chicago, Washington, and Toronto to Niagara Falls.

Washington DC

Washington, DC is the capital of the United States, and as such, it offers many points of interest of governmental and historical value. DC is home to several iconic landmarks, including the White House where the U.S. president resides, the Capitol building that houses the meeting chambers of the Senate and the House of Representatives, and the National Mall, where you can stop by the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, and the World War II Memorial. One of the reasons Washington, DC is among the best destinations to visit with your family is because it is home to so many world-famous museums, including the Smithsonians – 16 museums scattered across the District, most of which are open every day of the week, and even better, every single one is free.

D.C. is not just about politics and museums, though. The city’s active nightlife fittingly ranks it among the biggest party hubs in the country. Head to the vibrant Dupont Circle neighborhood to check out some of the finest restaurants that the nation’s capital has to offer, or join a food tour of Georgetown to get a taste of the area’s culture along with its cuisine.

Nested between Virginia and Maryland, Washington, D.C. is a key transportation hub with three nearby airports and several bus and train stations.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Niagara Falls?

Main departure station: 825 Depot Ave W

There is one train station in Niagara Falls.

All train stations in Niagara Falls:

  • 825 Depot Ave W

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main arrival station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All train stations in Washington DC:

  • Union Station

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