Find train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C.

NYC — WAS
May 18 — May 251
1 adult
Sat 5/18
Sat 5/25

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Cheapest day to travel

Monday

Most expensive day to travel

Thursday

Average price (round-trip)

$38

Average price (one-way)

$17
Train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C. are on average 8% less expensive on Mondays
Train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C. are on average 5% more expensive on Thursdays
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

Top tips for finding New York to Washington, D.C. train tickets

  • You’ll generally have a faster voyage if you board a high-speed train rather than the regional train. For instance, Acela is an express train that can get you from New York to Washington, D.C. in just under 3h. On the other hand, you can choose to board a regional train that’s less expensive but has a longer travel time—for example, Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train from New York to Washington can last closer to 4h.
  • Depending on your budget and desired comfort level, you should think about the class of service you want onboard your train from New York to Washington. For example, Acela from New York to Washington offers accommodations in business and first-class seats. Both classes feature seat reservations, large tray tables, adjustable lights, ample legroom, and fewer stops, hence faster journeys. However, first-class service offers extra comfort and convenience, with services including priority boarding, access to train station lounges, and courtesy meal service in your seat.
  • Business travelers have the freedom to select a train with business-friendly amenities. For example, trains with conference tables make it easy to hold meetings, while electrical outlets at every seat enable travelers to charge their devices and connect with co-workers and clients. In addition, amenities like Quiet Cars will give you a secluded area where you can work, as guidelines limit conversations in such areas. Both Acela and Northeast Regional Amtrak trains offer Quiet Cars, with the former allowing reservations and the latter being on a first-come basis.
  • When traveling as a group, consider booking your tickets together rather than separately. Whenever available, train providers allocate seats closer to each other for people who travel in groups. Therefore, you can enjoy the trip together with your loved ones, friends, or colleagues. Booking as a group also lets you leverage group tickets, which are usually lower than the standard price.
  • 25% of our users found round-trip train tickets from New York to Washington, D.C. for $30 or less.
  • You will generally catch the best train deals if you travel in the morning.
  • The cheapest train from New York to Washington, D.C. was found 88 days before departure, on average.

FAQs when traveling from New York to Washington, D.C. by train

  • What are the possible departure and arrival train stations for trains from New York to Washington?

    The Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station is a common starting point for your train journey from New York to Washington. It has an elevator on-site and provides wheelchairs to make navigation through the station seamless. Travelers can also access waiting room lounges, payphones, restrooms, and vending machines. Overnight and same-day parking facilities are also available, albeit for a small fee. When you get to Washington, D.C., you’re likely to arrive at Union Station, which also has a waiting lounge, elevator, restrooms, and vending machines.

  • Is there free Wi-Fi onboard trains from New York to Washington?

    Yes, various trains of Amtrak from New York to Washington offer free Wi-Fi, including Acela, Northeast Regional, Carolinian, Silver Star, Cardinal, and Palmetto. The internet service supports low-functionality activities such as general web browsing, but it will be difficult to download large files or stream videos. You can also access complimentary Wi-Fi at both the departure and arrival train stations, Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station, and Union Station.

  • Are there restaurants onboard trains from New York to Washington?

    Yes, if you travel business or first class, you can access train menus for most journeys on the New York to Washington route. Dining options include breakfast, afternoon, and evening selections and a wide selection of beverages like liquor, wine, tea, and water. You can also make special diet requests on some trains.

  • What are the luggage limitations on trains from New York to Washington?

    Amtrak trains generally allow you to travel for free with two personal items, each weighing 25 pounds or less, and two carry-ons with weights of no more than 50 pounds each. Anything above the quantity and size limitation will incur a fee of roughly $20. Some trains also offer checked baggage services, allowing two free bags weighing up to 50 pounds and two extra bags at a fee of approximately $20 each.

  • How long is a train journey to Washington, D.C. from New York?

    The train journey from New York to Washington, D.C. takes 3h 22m on average and covers a distance of 205 miles.

  • What train companies travel from New York to Washington, D.C.?

    Amtrak is the only train operator serving this route.

Book Amtrak tickets from New York to Washington, D.C. (round-trip)

5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 29mZRP-ZWU
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
$30
6/10Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 29mZRP-ZWU
6/11Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
$30
5/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mZRP-ZWU
5/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
$30
7/9Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 03mZRP-ZWU
7/10Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
$30
5/13Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
5/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
$30
7/9Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
7/10Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/20Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
5/21Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
6/10Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 17mZYP-ZWU
6/10Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 17mZYP-ZWU
5/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/22Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 45mZYP-ZWU
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/20Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
5/22Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
$40
6/27Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 45mZYP-ZWU
6/30Sun
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/13Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
5/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 17mZYP-ZWU
5/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
7/24Wed
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
7/26Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
7/25Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 17mZYP-ZWU
7/26Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
9/28Sat
nonstopAmtrak
3h 20mZYP-ZWU
9/30Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
3h 22mZYP-ZWU
5/26Sun
nonstopAmtrak
3h 19mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/22Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 45mZYP-ZWU
5/24Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
3h 22mZYP-ZWU
5/27Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
$40

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Book Amtrak tickets from New York to Washington, D.C. (one-way)

4/30Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$15
8/9Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 03mZRP-ZWU
$15
5/13Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$15
5/25Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 52mZRP-ZWU
$15
7/18Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mZRP-ZWU
$15
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mEWR-ZWU
$15
6/14Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 03mZRP-ZWU
$15
5/23Thu
nonstopAmtrak
2h 55mEWR-ZWU
$15
5/27Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 05mZRP-ZWU
$15
7/9Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$15
7/10Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 03mZRP-ZWU
$15
5/26Sun
nonstopAmtrak
3h 05mZRP-ZWU
$15
5/20Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$15
6/3Mon
nonstopAmtrak
2h 55mEWR-ZWU
$15
5/20Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$15
7/18Thu
nonstopAmtrak
2h 55mEWR-ZWU
$15
5/22Wed
nonstopAmtrak
2h 55mEWR-ZWU
$15
6/14Fri
nonstopAmtrak
2h 59mEWR-ZWU
$15
7/27Sat
nonstopAmtrak
2h 59mEWR-ZWU
$15
7/27Sat
nonstopAmtrak
3h 03mZRP-ZWU
$15

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