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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Norfolk to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$35.00
Fastest Train4h 27m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Norfolk 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 Norfolk to Washington DC?

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

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

In the last month, $35.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Norfolk, VA to Washington, DC. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $20.53 more than that for a same-day booking.

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

The distance between Norfolk and Washington DC is approximately 148 miles, or 238 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 49 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 27 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 Norfolk to Washington DC are the most crowded on Sunday. 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?

The earliest train departs Norfolk at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 Norfolk to Washington DC?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Washington DC. 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 Washington DC to Norfolk. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Norfolk to Washington DC for $45.00.

Which train should you take from Norfolk to Washington DC?

2 train services operate from Norfolk, Virginia to Washington, District of Columbia. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 14m$37.57
Amtrak Northeast Regional24h 31m$36.46

Where is the train station in Norfolk?

There is one train station in Norfolk:

  • 280 Park Ave, Harbor Park, lot D

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Norfolk to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15OctNov

Monthly average prices

$75$60$45$30$15NDJFMAMJJASO

Prices as travel date approaches

$75$60$45$30$153020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Norfolk, VA to Washington, DC
4.8
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
5.0
Condition
5.0

Based on 4 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
4.3
Condition
5.0
Amber
5.0
June 19, 2020Solo travel
Pros
Quiet. Peaceful.
Tips
Wear mask.
Wendy
5.0
January 27, 2020Visiting friends
Pros
comfort of travelling to DC
Tips
bring something to snack on
Arturo
5.0
December 5, 2019Business
Pros
Just perfect
Cons
None
Tips
Take amtrak
Lindsay
4.0
October 25, 2019Visiting friends
Pros
Pleasant comfortable and good wifi

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