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Allentown-Washington DC Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Allentown to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$51.00
Fastest Train4h 3m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Allentown 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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 Allentown to Washington DC?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Allentown to Washington DC, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

What is the price of a train ticket from Allentown to Washington DC?

In the last month, $66.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Allentown, PA to Washington, DC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $38.53 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Allentown and Washington DC is approximately 143 miles, or 231 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 3 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 Allentown 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 Sunday 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 Allentown at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Allentown to Washington DC?

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 Allentown. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Allentown to Washington DC for $29.00.

Which train should you take from Allentown to Washington DC?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Allentown, Pennsylvania to Washington, District of Columbia. However, there are 6 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak66h 1m$74.07

Where is the train station in Allentown?

There is one train station in Allentown:

  • Bus Terminal - 325 Hamilton St

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Allentown to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$100$80$60$40$203020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Allentown, PA to Washington, DC
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak 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
5.0
Condition
5.0
Jeffrey
5.0
January 19, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Simplicity....plus I don't have to drive!!!
Cons
Everything was fine!
Tips
Union Station in Washington DC and 30th Street Station in Philadelphia are both very clean and signage posted was very helpful. Plenty of places to eat and relax at both stations.

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