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How much are train tickets from Cincinnati to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$65.00
Fastest Train14h 52m
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Cincinnati-Washington DC Train Schedule

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Price trends for trains from Cincinnati to Washington DC

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Cincinnati to Washington right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Can you take a train all the way from Cincinnati to Washington DC?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Cincinnati 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Cincinnati 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, $98.11 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Cincinnati to Washington. By booking your trip 15 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $24.27 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Cincinnati to Washington DC?

The distance between Cincinnati and Washington DC is approximately 401 miles, or 646 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 17 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 14 hours and 52 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Cincinnati 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Cincinnati at 3:00am and arrives in Washington DC around 14 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Cincinnati to Washington DC?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Washington DC with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Cincinnati. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Cincinnati to Washington DC for $97.00.

What train services are there from Cincinnati to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Cincinnati to Washington DC. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak118h 36m$116.31
Amtrak Cardinal114h 53m$68.42

Where is the train station in Cincinnati?

There are two stations in Cincinnati where you can board the train to Washington DC:

  • Bus Terminal - 1005 Gilbert Ave
  • Union Term - 1301 Western Ave

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

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