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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Alexandria to Newark?

Lowest Price$40.00
Fastest Train3h 47m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Alexandria to Newark 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 Newark?

In the last month, $47.03 was the average price of a train ticket from Alexandria, VA to Newark, NJ. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $98.27 more than that for a same-day booking.

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 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 47 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 Newark 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 Tuesday 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 Newark?

There are 9 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Alexandria to Newark.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newark to Alexandria.

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Newark?

There are 3 train lines with service from Alexandria, Virginia to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian14h 10m$51.51
Amtrak Northeast Regional74h 6m$75.23
Amtrak Palmetto14h 29m$76.78

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

There is one train station in Alexandria:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

Where is the train station in Newark?

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

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Alexandria, VA to Newark, NJ
Based on 2 ratings and reviews

Based on 2 reviews
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)
February 7, 2020Visiting friends
The immediate response I received from wanderu, the kindness and assistance I received from the staff and crew.
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
Be kind and pleasant to the crew members and others and they will be just as kind and heloful to you and your needs.
June 20, 2019Visiting friends
The Alexandria Virginia station had a nice "small town" atmosphere.......staff very helpful
We almost missed our stop........ It wasn't clear that we had arrived at union station DC

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