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NYC — WAS
Jun 18 — Jun 251
1 adult
Tue 6/18

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Amtrak
With transfers
3h 00m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
3h 02m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
3h 33m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
3h 00m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
3h 06m
Amtrak
Amtrak
With transfers
3h 00m
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New York to Washington, D.C. train information

Find information about ticket prices, popular stations, and train companies that offer trains from New York to Washington, D.C.

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$44

ONE-WAY FROM

$22

AVG TRAVEL TIME

3h 24m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak, Acela
The best round-trip train deal from New York to Washington, D.C. found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $44
The best one-way train deal from New York to Washington, D.C. found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $22
Average time it takes to travel by train from New York to Washington, D.C.
There are 2 train companies servicing this route: Amtrak, Acela

New York Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in New York
Syracuse New York - State FairNew York, 43.071922, -76.22947
New York Cherry HillNew York, 39.928947, -75.041824
New York New RochelleNew York, 40.91145, -73.78433
New York Newark Liberty International Train StationNew York, 40.704026, -74.190483
New York Grand Central TerminalNew York, 40.752285, -73.97767
New York Penn StationNew York, 40.750557, -73.99333

Washington, D.C. Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. AberdeenWashington, D.C., 39.508446, -76.16326
Washington, D.C. LortonWashington, D.C., 38.70814, -77.22094
Washington, D.C. FredericksburgWashington, D.C., 38.298412, -77.45721
Washington, D.C. AlexandriaWashington, D.C., 38.806503, -77.06233
Washington, D.C. New CarrolltonWashington, D.C., 38.94778, -76.871666
Washington, D.C. UnionWashington, D.C., 38.89731, -77.00626

Book round-trip train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C.

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C. that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Jul 10
5:06 amNewark Penn Station
3h 33m
8:39 amWashington, D.C. Union
Jul 17
10:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 31m
1:31 amNewark Penn Station
Amtrak
Jul 7
4:37 amNewark Penn Station
3h 06m
7:43 amWashington, D.C. Union
Jul 9
9:15 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 11m
12:26 amNewark Penn Station
Amtrak
Jul 24
12:37 amNewark Penn Station
6h 17m
6:54 amWashington, D.C. Union
Jul 29
9:15 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 11m
12:26 amNewark Penn Station
Amtrak
Sep 14
6:19 amNewark Penn Station
3h 11m
9:30 amWashington, D.C. Union
Sep 15
10:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 31m
1:31 amNewark Penn Station
Amtrak
Aug 28
6:19 amNewark Penn Station
3h 11m
9:30 amWashington, D.C. Union
Sep 1
9:15 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 01m
12:16 amNewark Penn Station
Amtrak
Aug 9
5:06 amNewark Penn Station
3h 33m
8:39 amWashington, D.C. Union
Aug 12
9:15 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 11m
12:26 amNewark Penn Station

Book one-way train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C.

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C. we’ve found in the last 72 hours. Select a deal below or use the search form above to find train tickets by date.
Amtrak
Jul 29
6:07 amNewark
3h 00m
9:07 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Jul 3
4:41 amNewark
3h 02m
7:43 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Aug 9
5:06 amNewark Penn Station
3h 33m
8:39 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Jul 3
6:07 amNewark
3h 00m
9:07 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Jul 3
4:37 amNewark Penn Station
3h 06m
7:43 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Jul 3
6:07 amNewark
3h 00m
9:07 amWashington, D.C. Union

Choose the best way to get from New York to Washington, D.C.

Buses

3h 15m
$6 one-way$16 round-trip
Nonstop · from $16

Distance to downtown

ZWU1.7 mi

Trains

2h 56m
$22 one-way$44 round-trip
Nonstop · from $44

Distance to downtown

ZWU1.7 mi

Flights

1h 13m
$48 one-way$119 round-trip
Nonstop · from $1471 stop · from $67

Distance to downtown

BWI8.5 mi

FAQs for booking trains from New York to Washington, D.C.

Do Amtrak trains from New York City to Washington DC have Wi-Fi?

Amtrak is the national railway company operating the trains from New York City to Washington DC. There are various Amtrak train lines that run a segment between New York City and Washington DC. These train routes are the high-speed Acela train and the mid and long-distance Northeast Regional, Silver Services, Palmetto, Cardinal, Carolinian, Vermonter and Crescent lines. All of these Amtrak journeys offer complimentary Wi-Fi service on board. This is a simple low bandwidth connection that allows passengers to stay connected, check their emails and messages and browse the web. This free Wi-Fi does not support any larger bandwidth uses, such as downloading large files or streaming videos. Along with Wi-Fi, these trains to Washington DC from New York City also have a café onboard that serves drinks and snacks, as well as silent cars on some routes. You have the choice of traveling in Coach, Business, First Class, or in a Room Car.

Are pets allowed on the train from New York City to Washington DC?

Traveling on New York City to Washington DC trains with your four-legged friends is possible. All of the Amtrak train routes and lines allow pets onboard except certain Northeast Regional routes. The pet policy for the trains that allow them are that they must be small cats or dogs. One pet is allowed per passenger and this pet must travel in a pet carrier at all times. The dimension and weight restrictions of the carrier are that it must weigh under 20 lbs with the animal inside, and not be over 19x14x10.5 inches. The pet carrier will count as one of the passenger’s carry-on items. It’s also recommended that travelers reserve their pet’s spot on the train since it is generally subject to availability and the number of pets per train is limited. Pets are only allowed in Coach Class except on Acela trains where they must travel in Business Class.

What train stations are used when traveling from New York City to Washington DC?

When catching your trains to Washington DC from New York City, the main departure station is the Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station in Manhattan. However, the city also has the Newark Penn Station nearby, which is a stop on all of the Amtrak routes going from New York City to Washington DC. Therefore, getting between stations would just imply one more stop on whichever Amtrak route you travel on. With your train tickets to Washington DC, passengers will be arriving at Washington Union Station. This train terminal connects with the city transportation lines and is just a few blocks from the iconic Capitol Building. A close train station to Washington Union Station is Alexandria Station. However, this stop is not connected to the Acela high-speed line or the Vermonter line. In this case, the best way to get between stations is by taking the subway or another Amtrak route.

What luggage is allowed on New York City to Washington DC trains?

All Amtrak trains allow a certain amount of luggage on board per passenger. Those traveling on New York City to Washington DC trains are allowed to bring up to two personal items, weighing 25 lbs total, and two carry-on items that must not exceed 50 lbs. All luggage onboard the New York City to Washington DC trains must be stowed either in the designated baggage area, under the seat or in the overhead racks. As for checked luggage, the policy depends on the type of Amtrak route, as well as the departure and arrival stations. Of the trains from New York City to Washington DC, all routes allow checked bags except the high-speed Acela trains, the Vermonter, and almost all the Northeast Regional routes. For those that allow checked items, passengers are limited to two checked bags up to 50 lbs each.

How much does a train ticket from New York to Washington, D.C. cost?

A ticket from New York to Washington, D.C. for this week starts from $22 one-way. How much you’ll pay for a train on average this month is $30 one-way. Keep in mind that the ticket price is generally dependent on when you book, the desired route, and class.

How long is the train ride from New York to Washington, D.C.?

Arrive at your destination quickly by taking a 2h 32m train from New York to Washington, D.C.. The time it takes to travel between these two locations can vary by up to 0h 52m, depending on whether your train has stops or different departure times. Look into Acela, they have one of the quickest options available.

When should I purchase the train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C.?

Train ticket prices from New York to Washington, D.C. are the same no matter when you choose to book them. Prices are $30 one-way this week and should remain stable for at least the next 3 months.

Which train companies operate between New York to Washington, D.C.?

Ride to your destination comfortably on Amtrak and Acela. Consider Amtrak as it’s been found as the cheapest option to get from New York to Washington, D.C. starting at $44.

How far is New York to Washington, D.C. by train?

There are 206.0 mi between New York and Washington, D.C.. By train, the distance is greater, and the train route may stop elsewhere along the way. The train takes 2h 32m, typically.

Is a train the fastest way to get from New York to Washington, D.C.?

The quickest way to travel this route is to take a flight from New York to Washington, D.C., doing so can potentially save up to 2h 02m of travel time. While these options may take longer, booking a train from New York to Washington, D.C. or a bus from New York to Washington, D.C. may suit your needs if travel time is less of a factor in your decision making.

Is a train the cheapest way to get from New York to Washington, D.C.?

A bus from New York to Washington, D.C. is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a flight from New York to Washington, D.C. starting at $119, or consider a train from New York to Washington, D.C. starting at $44. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.


Amtrak trains from New York to Washington, D.C.

Our best Amtrak deals on New York to Washington, D.C. train tickets
Amtrak
Jul 10
ZRP5:06 amNewark Penn Station
3h 33m
ZWU8:39 amWashington, D.C. Union
Jul 17
ZWU10:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 31m
ZRP1:31 amNewark Penn Station
Amtrak
Oct 10
ZYP12:20 amNew York Penn Station
6h 34m
ZWU6:54 amWashington, D.C. Union
Oct 14
ZWU8:30 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 20m
ZYP11:50 pmNew York Penn Station

Popular train routes to Washington, D.C.

Most frequently searched train routes to Washington, D.C., along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Boston
Fastest travel time6h 29m
Cheapest price$74
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Philadelphia
Fastest travel time1h 41m
Cheapest price$20
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Providence
Fastest travel time5h 59m
Cheapest price$72
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Baltimore
Fastest travel time0h 27m
Cheapest price$10
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Richmond
Fastest travel time2h 17m
Cheapest price$28
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Chicago
Fastest travel time17h 25m
Cheapest price$212
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Cleveland
Fastest travel time11h 11m
Cheapest price$167
Trains to Washington, D.C. from South Bend
Fastest travel time15h 56m
Cheapest price$258
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Charlottesville
Fastest travel time2h 27m
Cheapest price$34
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Charlotte
Fastest travel time8h 16m
Cheapest price$158
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Fayetteville
Fastest travel time6h 48m
Cheapest price$146
Trains to Washington, D.C. from Orlando
Fastest travel time17h 49m
Cheapest price$208

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Cheapest price$108
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Cheapest price$44
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Fastest travel time5h 31m
Cheapest price$104
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Fastest travel time2h 25m
Cheapest price$70
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Fastest travel time19h 32m
Cheapest price$186
Trains from New York to Miami
Fastest travel time27h 21m
Cheapest price$262

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