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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Roanoke to Washington DC?

Lowest Price$29.00
Fastest Train4h 55m
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Price trends for trains from Roanoke to Washington DC

Average prices by travel date

$45$30$15JunJul

Monthly average prices

$50$40$30$20$10ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Roanoke to Washington DC
5.0
Based on 2 reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Christine
5.0
October 19, 2019Couples trip
Pros
A nice get away trip with wonderful friends and spouse.
Cons
More selection of different sandwiches
John
5.0
August 7, 2019Vacation
Pros
It was a comfortable 5 hour ride. I was able to sleep comfortably...
Tips
Train leaves on time. Make sure your there well in advance to get settled in.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Roanoke 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Roanoke to Washington DC?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $30.78 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Roanoke to Washington. By booking your trip 17 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $11.22 compared to a same-day fare.

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

The distance between Roanoke and Washington DC is approximately 194 miles, or 313 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 55 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 Roanoke to Washington DC are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Roanoke at 6:00am and arrives in Washington DC around 4 hours later.

How many trains per day run from Roanoke to Washington DC?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Washington DC with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Washington DC to Roanoke. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Roanoke to Washington DC for $47.00.

What train services are there from Roanoke to Washington DC?

Amtrak Northeast Regional is the one and only train line which connects Roanoke to Washington DC. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Northeast Regional14h 59m$32.70

Where is the train station in Roanoke?

There is one train station in Roanoke:

  • 55 Norfolk Ave SW

Where is the train station in Washington DC?

Washington DC has one train station:

  • Union Station

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