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Train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C.

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Amtrak
Direct
3h 29m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
4h 06m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
4h 34m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
3h 32m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
4h 00m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
3h 35m
Amtrak

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

$58

ONE-WAY FROM

$29

AVG TRAVEL TIME

3h 29m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak
The best round-trip train deal from New York to Washington, D.C. found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $58
The best one-way train deal from New York to Washington, D.C. found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $29
Average time it takes to travel by train from New York to Washington, D.C.
There is 1 train company servicing this route: Amtrak

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
Jun 24
1:15 amNew York Penn Station
3h 37m
4:52 amWashington, D.C. Union
Jun 29
11:52 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 32m
3:24 pmNew York Penn Station
Amtrak
Aug 13
3:17 amNew York Penn Station
4h 06m
7:23 amAlexandria
Aug 15
12:03 pmAlexandria
4h 32m
4:35 pmNew York Penn Station
Amtrak
Jun 12
4:27 amNewark
3h 11m
7:38 amWashington, D.C. Union
Jun 13
1:55 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 16m
5:11 pmNewark
Amtrak
Jun 12
9:12 amNewark Penn Station
3h 09m
12:21 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Jun 13
1:55 pmWashington, D.C. Union
3h 22m
5:17 pmNewark Penn Station
Amtrak
Jun 24
1:15 amNew York Penn Station
3h 37m
4:52 amWashington, D.C. Union
Jun 26
10:30 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 31m
2:01 pmNew York Penn Station
Amtrak
Jul 6
11:35 amNew York Penn Station
3h 36m
3:11 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Jul 11
1:30 amWashington, D.C. Union
3h 14m
4:44 amNew York 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
Aug 31
2:45 pmNew York Penn Station
3h 29m
6:14 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Jul 3
3:17 amNew York Penn Station
4h 06m
7:23 amAlexandria
Amtrak
Jul 18
7:35 amNew York Penn Station
4h 34m
12:09 pmAlexandria

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Arrive at your destination quickly by taking a 3h 23m train from New York to Washington, D.C.. The time it takes to travel between these two locations can vary by up to 0h 06m, depending on whether your train has stops or different departure times. Look into Amtrak, they have one of the quickest options available.

Ride to your destination comfortably on Amtrak. Consider Amtrak as it’s been found as the cheapest option to get from New York to Washington, D.C. starting at $58.

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 10m 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.

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 $137, or consider a train from New York to Washington, D.C. starting at $58. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.

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 3h 23m, typically.


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