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Train tickets from Washington, D.C. to Boston

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Amtrak
Direct
8h 58m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
8h 23m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
7h 59m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
8h 11m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
7h 49m
Amtrak
Amtrak
Direct
8h 11m
Amtrak

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

$70

ONE-WAY FROM

$35

AVG TRAVEL TIME

7h 39m

TRAIN COMPANIES

Amtrak
The best round-trip train deal from Washington, D.C. to Boston found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $70
The best one-way train deal from Washington, D.C. to Boston found on momondo in the last 72 hours is $35
Average time it takes to travel by train from Washington, D.C. to Boston
There is 1 train company servicing this route: Amtrak

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
Jul 9
5:15 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 07m
1:22 pmBoston South Station
Jul 17
1:40 pmBoston South Station
7h 56m
9:36 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Nov 1
9:04 amAlexandria
8h 58m
6:02 pmBoston South Station
Nov 7
4:20 amBoston South Station
8h 47m
1:07 pmAlexandria
Amtrak
Nov 1
5:12 amAlexandria
9h 11m
2:23 pmBoston Back Bay
Nov 7
1:15 amBoston Back Bay
8h 41m
9:56 amAlexandria
Amtrak
Nov 1
3:15 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 03m
11:18 amBoston South Station
Nov 7
10:20 amBoston South Station
7h 55m
6:15 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Jul 8
11:52 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 18m
8:10 pmBoston Back Bay
Jul 11
7:16 amBoston Back Bay
7h 55m
3:11 pmWashington, D.C. Union
Amtrak
Jul 8
7:05 amAlexandria
8h 49m
3:54 pmBoston Back Bay
Jul 11
2:15 amBoston Back Bay
8h 41m
10:56 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
Jun 10
9:04 amAlexandria
8h 58m
6:02 pmBoston South Station
Amtrak
Jun 10
11:52 amWashington, D.C. Union
8h 23m
8:15 pmBoston South Station
Amtrak
Jun 10
9:55 amWashington, D.C. Union
7h 59m
5:54 pmBoston Back Bay

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Search for train tickets from Washington, D.C. to Boston for this week, starting at $35 one-way.

The most time-efficient journey by train from Washington, D.C. to Boston currently available is 6h 54m. Depending on the train you select, the travel time may vary by up to 0h 45m. 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 Washington, D.C. to Boston starting at $70.

A train from Washington, D.C. to Boston is currently going to be the least expensive option currently available. You can also find deals for a flight from Washington, D.C. to Boston starting at $86, or consider a bus from Washington, D.C. to Boston starting at $90. Both of these alternative options are worth considering when looking to reach your destination.

The distance between Washington, D.C. and Boston Logan Intl is about 393.5 mi in a straight line. The train route will be significantly longer to account for any stops and obstacles. Most trains from Washington, D.C. to Boston Logan Intl will get there in 6h 54m.

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 75% compared to flying this route (380lb). The carbon footprint by bus can vary, but is around 60lb.


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