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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Alexandria to Boston?

Lowest Price$46.00
Fastest Train8h 51m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Alexandria to Boston 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Alexandria to Boston?

In the last month, $51.87 was the average price of a train ticket from Alexandria, VA to Boston, MA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 15 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $89.24 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Alexandria to Boston?

The distance between Alexandria and Boston is approximately 399 miles, or 642 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 51 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 Alexandria to Boston are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Alexandria at 9:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. 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 Alexandria to Boston?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Alexandria.

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Boston?

2 train services operate from Alexandria, Virginia to Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 5 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 57m$64.46
Amtrak Northeast Regional59h 46m$64.35

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

There is one train station in Alexandria:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

Where is the train station in Boston?

Boston receives travelers from Alexandria at its two active train stations:

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Price trends for trains from Alexandria to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$75$50$25JanFeb

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35FMAMJJASONDJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Alexandria, VA to Boston, MA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional 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
4.0
Gaynl
5.0
October 23, 2019Solo travel
Pros
I like not having to go through security, having a good seat by a big window looking at good scenery, being able to move around when and where I need to, the choice of food at the cafe.I like not having to go through security, having a good seat by a big window looking at good scenery, being able to move around when and where I need to, the choice of food at the cafe.
Cons
The toilet paper ran out in the bathroom. There was not a free table in the cafe.IThe toilet paper ran out in the bathroom. There was not a free table in the cafe.I
Tips
Bring toilet paper and establish yourself at a cafe table in the beginning if you ever want to sit there.TheBring toilet paper and establish yourself at a cafe table in the beginning if you ever want to sit there.The

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