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WAS — BOS
Jul 23 — Jul 301
1 adult
Tue 7/23

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Amtrak
With transfers
8h 10m
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With transfers
7h 59m
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With transfers
7h 57m
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With transfers
7h 49m
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With transfers
11h 40m
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With transfers
8h 06m
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Washington, D.C. to Boston train information

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

ROUND-TRIP FROM

$122

ONE-WAY FROM

$61

AVG TRAVEL TIME

8h 44m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak
The best round-trip train deal from Washington, D.C. to Boston found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $122
The best one-way train deal from Washington, D.C. to Boston found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $61
Average time it takes to travel by train from Washington, D.C. to Boston
There is 1 train company servicing this route: Amtrak

Washington, D.C. Train Station Directory

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

Boston Train Station Directory

Location of major train stations in Boston
Boston Quincy Center StationBoston, 42.25201, -71.00597
Boston DoverBoston, 43.197968, -70.878365
Boston FraminghamBoston, 42.276688, -71.417465
Boston North StationBoston, 42.366234, -71.06112
Boston Westwood Route 128 and University ParkBoston, 42.210278, -71.14722
Boston Back BayBoston, 42.34722, -71.075554

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

Below are the quickest and cheapest round-trip train tickets from Washington, D.C. to Boston that we could find in the past 72 hours. You can also search by a specific date by using the search form above.
Amtrak
Oct 15
7:10 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 18m
3:28 pmBoston South Station
Oct 19
6:45 pmBoston South Station
11h 44m
6:29 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Oct 23
8:50 amWashington, D.C. Union
7h 55m
4:45 pmBoston Back Bay
Oct 26
6:51 pmBoston Back Bay
11h 38m
6:29 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Oct 23
10:35 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 29m
7:04 pmBoston South Station
Oct 26
6:45 pmBoston South Station
11h 44m
6:29 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Oct 15
10:35 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 21m
6:56 pmBoston Back Bay
Oct 19
6:51 pmBoston Back Bay
11h 38m
6:29 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Oct 23
9:12 pmAlexandria
12h 35m
9:47 amBoston South Station
Oct 26
6:45 pmBoston South Station
12h 30m
7:15 amAlexandria
Amtrak
Oct 15
9:20 amAlexandria
9h 36m
6:56 pmBoston Back Bay
Oct 19
6:51 pmBoston Back Bay
12h 24m
7:15 amAlexandria

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

Below are the fastest and cheapest one-way train tickets from Washington, D.C. to Boston 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
Oct 14
7:10 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 10m
3:20 pmBoston Back Bay
Amtrak
Nov 1
5:05 amWashington, D.C. Union
7h 59m
1:04 pmBoston Back Bay
Amtrak
Oct 15
2:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
7h 57m
10:02 pmBoston South Station
Amtrak
Oct 16
2:05 pmWashington, D.C. Union
7h 49m
9:54 pmBoston Back Bay
Amtrak
Aug 31
10:00 pmWashington, D.C. Union
11h 40m
9:40 amBoston Back Bay
Amtrak
Nov 1
5:05 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 06m
1:11 pmBoston South Station

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

Buses

9h 35m
$36 one-way$88 round-trip
Nonstop · from $881 stop · from $43

Distance to downtown

ZTO0.6 mi
61lb CO2

81% less than flights

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Washington, D.C. to Boston Buses

Trains

6h 34m
$61 one-way$122 round-trip
Nonstop · from $122

Distance to downtown

ZTO0.6 mi
ZTY1.3 mi

Flights

1h 28m
$32 one-way$54 round-trip
Nonstop · from $54

Distance to downtown

BOS2.6 mi

FAQs for booking trains from Washington, D.C. to Boston

Do Amtrak trains from Washington to Boston have Wi-Fi?

Traveling by train from Washington to Boston is not only affordable but also exciting for most travelers. Amtrak Acela trains to Boston from Washington, DC are popular among travelers because of the free Wi-Fi, which is one of the key amenities offered onboard. With your smartphone, tablet, or laptop, the Wi-Fi will enable you to stream your favorite videos, online games, or music as you sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride. Access to online entertainment while you travel is a major perk on this trip. In addition to being one of the amenities onboard trains, free Wi-Fi is also available at all Amtrak train stations in Washington, DC and along the way, so even as you wait to board your train, you can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi.

What train stations are used when traveling from Washington to Boston?

Union Station, located on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington, DC, is the main departure station for trains from Washington to Boston. The distance from the city center of Washington, DC to this train station is very short and easily walkable. The journey to the train station from the city center takes about 20 minutes if you choose to use the subway. Apart from the subway, travelers can also connect to the station via public buses. Additionally, taxis provide a convenient and reliable means of transport for travelers needing to get to the train station from the city. A good number of travelers headed to Boston from Washington travel via train and have to connect to Union Station on Massachusetts Avenue.

Are overnight trains available for travelers from Washington to Boston?

Amtrak Acela overnight Washington to Boston trains are convenient for travelers who want to arrive in Boston very early, perhaps to attend a morning meeting. Most of the trains take about 7h 40 min to travel from Washington to Boston. If you book a train that leaves Union Station in Washington at around 10:14 p.m., you will arrive in Boston a few minutes before 6:00 a.m. the following day. Ticket prices for overnight trains to Boston from Washington differ slightly from daytime trains. In most cases, travelers who book overnight trains pay less than those traveling during the day. Additionally, overnight trains to Boston from Washington have the advantage of a shorter trip duration. Some of the fastest overnight trains take less than seven hours to travel from Washington, DC to Boston.

What luggage is allowed on Washington to Boston trains?

Being able to travel with a large number of bags is one of the reasons why many people prefer using trains over other means of transport. Amtrak Acela trains to Boston from Washington have one of the best baggage policies that clearly specifies the kind of luggage passengers are allowed to take onboard the train. According to this policy, travelers are permitted to travel with two pieces of luggage at no cost. However, these pieces have to meet the size and weight requirements. In terms of size, each piece of luggage should be no larger than 28 x 22 x 14 inches. In terms of weight, each piece of luggage should not exceed 50 lbs (23 kg). This policy is also favorable to parents who are traveling with infants or toddlers younger than two years of age. Amtrak Acela trains do not count baby items such as diaper bags toward the luggage limits of passengers. Therefore, parents of babies and small children have no need to worry about increased baggage when traveling with their kids on Washington to Boston trains.

How long is the train ride from Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl?

The most time-efficient journey by train from Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl currently available is 6h 33m. Depending on the train you select, the travel time may vary by up to 2h 11m. Look into Amtrak, they have one of the quickest options available.

Which train companies operate between Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl?

Ride to your destination comfortably on Amtrak. Consider Amtrak as it’s been found as the cheapest option to get from Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl starting at $122.

How far is Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl by train?

The straight-line distance from Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl is 393.5 mi, but the actual distance you’ll travel by train depends on the route taken. In terms of time, a normal route is around 6h 33m.

What is the carbon footprint of a train from Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl?

Carbon emissions when taking the train out of Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl are around 96lb. The train has a smaller footprint by about 70% compared to flying this route (313lb). The carbon footprint by bus can vary, but is around 61lb.

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

At 1h 27m, choosing to opt for a flight from Washington, D.C. to Boston for this trip versus opting for a train from Washington, D.C. to Boston or a bus from Washington, D.C. to Boston can save you time on travel.

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

A flight from Washington, D.C. to Boston is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a train from Washington, D.C. to Boston starting at $122, or consider a bus from Washington, D.C. to Boston starting at $88. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.


Amtrak trains from Washington, D.C. to Boston

Our best Amtrak deals on Washington, D.C. to Boston train tickets
Amtrak
Oct 15
ZWU7:10 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 18m
ZTO3:28 pmBoston South Station
Oct 19
ZTO6:45 pmBoston South Station
11h 44m
ZWU6:29 amWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Oct 23
9LX9:12 pmAlexandria
12h 35m
ZTO9:47 amBoston South Station
Oct 26
ZTO6:45 pmBoston South Station
12h 30m
9LX7:15 amAlexandria
Amtrak
Aug 24
ZWU3:25 pmWashington, D.C. Union
7h 55m
ZTY11:20 pmBoston Back Bay
Sep 1
ZTY6:51 pmBoston Back Bay
11h 38m
ZWU6:29 amWashington, D.C. Union

Popular train routes to Boston

Most frequently searched train routes to Boston, along with the cheapest price and shortest travel time.
Trains to Boston from New York
Fastest travel time3h 33m
Cheapest price$42
Trains to Boston from Philadelphia
Fastest travel time4h 56m
Cheapest price$68
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Fastest travel time5h 59m
Cheapest price$72
Trains to Boston from Rochester
Fastest travel time10h 18m
Cheapest price$117
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Fastest travel time8h 42m
Cheapest price$81
Trains to Boston from Cleveland
Fastest travel time14h 34m
Cheapest price$92
Trains to Boston from Chicago
Fastest travel time21h 54m
Cheapest price$218
Trains to Boston from Wilmington
Fastest travel time5h 32m
Cheapest price$70
Trains to Boston from Portland
Fastest travel time2h 32m
Cheapest price$50
Trains to Boston from Providence
Fastest travel time0h 36m
Cheapest price$10
Trains to Boston from New Haven
Fastest travel time2h 10m
Cheapest price$30
Trains to Boston from Buffalo
Fastest travel time10h 58m
Cheapest price$165

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Fastest travel time22h 42m
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