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Trip Summary

There are 10 daily trains from Alexandria to Newark. Traveling by train from Alexandria to Newark usually takes around 4 hours and 4 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 3 hours and 43 minutes.

Distance203 mi (326 km)
Fastest train3h 43m
Lowest price$31.00
Trains per day14
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Alexandria to Newark

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.3

4.0

Kelechi

January 17, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: The staff were helpful. Cons: The communication system is not clear. Tips: Know that some trains are drop off only.

Pros: The staff were helpful. Cons: The communication system is not clear. Tips: Know that some trains are drop off only.

5.0

Theodosia

August 10, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Very reliable. Cons: The bathroom. Tips: Not sure.

Pros: Very reliable. Cons: The bathroom. Tips: Not sure.

4.0

Ellen

February 7, 2020- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The immediate response I received from wanderu, the kindness and assistance I received from the staff and crew. Cons: Just a little more assistance for the elderly when trying to place their bag in or removing them from the overhead shekf or just reaching it beca...

Pros: The immediate response I received from wanderu, the kindness and assistance I received from the staff and crew. Cons: Just a little more assistance for the elderly when trying to place their bag in or removing them from the overhead shekf or just reaching it because you're short. Tips: Be kind and pleasant to the crew members and others and they will be just as kind and heloful to you and your needs.

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4.0

Louise

June 20, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The Alexandria Virginia station had a nice "small town" atmosphere.......staff very helpful. Cons: We almost missed our stop........ It wasn't clear that we had arrived at union station DC.

Pros: The Alexandria Virginia station had a nice "small town" atmosphere.......staff very helpful. Cons: We almost missed our stop........ It wasn't clear that we had arrived at union station DC.

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

In the last month, $68.35 was the average price of a train ticket from Alexandria to Newark. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $98.07 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$135$90$45AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Alexandria to Newark will vary between $46 and $127. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Alexandria over the next 7 days is $55. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Alexandria to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $86 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Alexandria to Newark in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $125 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$175$140$105$70$353020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Alexandria will be about $98.07 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Newark?

There are 4 train lines with service from Alexandria to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 8 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 29m$96.85
Amtrak Carolinian14h 10m$96.52
Amtrak Northeast Regional84h 0m$105.19
Amtrak Palmetto14h 29m$122.66
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 2 Amtrak trains from Alexandria to Newark every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $31.

  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Alexandria and Newark, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 4 hours and 10 minutes.

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 8 daily train trips from Alexandria to Newark, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Alexandria to Newark is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Alexandria to Newark during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Alexandria to Newark?

The distance between Alexandria and Newark is approximately 203 miles, or 326 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 43 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 departing from Alexandria to Newark tend to have the most passengers on Sunday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Sunday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Alexandria at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00pm. 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 Newark?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 14 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Alexandria.

City Information

Alexandria

Alexandria is a charming, historic city in Virginia, located just a few miles south of Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River. Alexandria's Old Town entrances visitors with its preserved brick sidewalks and 18th-century homes and buildings; you'll feel transported to the era of the city's founding in 1749. This quarter, especially along King Street, features boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops in quaint, intimate settings.

Thanks to its vicinity to the capital, Alexandria boasts a unique food scene with many high-class restaurants for you to enjoy. The most popular local establishments include The Warehouse, Chart House, and Chadwicks. You can even dine in Gadsby's Tavern, a favorite of some of the nation's founders in the 1780s, and learn more about early American life in the adjacent Gadsby's Tavern Museum.

Washington, D.C. and all its travel connections are only a water taxi away, but the city is also well-served by transportation options directly out of Alexandria. Intercity Amtrak routes regularly arrive at Alexandria Union Station, including the Northeast Regional, Silver Service, Crescent, Cardinal, and Carolinian. The two nearest airports to the city are the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-0

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

Main departure station: 110 Callahan Dr

There is one train station in Alexandria.

All train stations in Alexandria:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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