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

WAS — NYC
May 24 — May 311
1 adult
Fri 5/24
Fri 5/31

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Cheapest day to travel

Wednesday

Most expensive day to travel

Thursday

Average price (round-trip)

$37

Average price (one-way)

$19
Train tickets from Washington, D.C. to New York are on average 11% less expensive on Wednesdays
Train tickets from Washington, D.C. to New York are on average 9% more expensive on Thursdays
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)
(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)

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

  • All trains from Washington, DC to New York leave from Washington Union Station. If you take the Red Metro line from the city center, you will arrive at the station in nine minutes. If you are traveling from other areas outside of Washington, the train station is well-connected and reachable by bus, taxi, or subway. The station is accessible for passengers with disabilities and includes amenities such as restrooms, Quik-Trak kiosks, and a ClubAcela lounge.
  • Trains from Washington, DC to New York arrive at New York’s Penn station. Visitors can use the C Metro line to get them from the train station to central Manhattan in six minutes. The train station features escalators that take you from the concourse to the platforms. There are also accessible accommodations for passengers with disabilities in Penn Station. You will find amenities at the station like a Quik-Trak kiosk and restaurants for travelers.
  • Passengers have baggage limits when taking Amtrak trains from Washington, DC to New York. Each passenger is limited to two carry-on items and two personal bags. Personal bags should not weigh more than 23 pounds or measure more than 14x11x7 in size. The weight limit for carry-on items is 50 pounds, while size cannot exceed 28x22x14.  Extra bags beyond that—a maximum of two per passenger—will incur additional fees. Bags exceeding 50 pounds will not be allowed; items must be removed to meet the weight limit. All bags should be stored in reserved luggage areas, overhead racks, or under seats, but never on empty seats.
  • First-class seating is also available on Acela trains from Washington, DC to New York. Passengers enjoy spacious one-by-two seating, conference tables, complimentary food and beverages, and access to lounges. Business-class passengers get extra legroom and complimentary alcohol-free drinks, while coach seats offer wide reclining seats and ample legroom. However, you can make advance reservations for seats in coach class if you’d like a window seat with curtains, panoramic views between the two cities, and convenient access to the train car’s restrooms.
  • 25% of our users found round-trip train tickets from Washington, D.C. to New York for $67 or less.
  • You will generally catch the best train deals if you travel in the evening.
  • The cheapest train from Washington, D.C. to New York was found 89 days before departure, on average.

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

  • Is free Wi-Fi available on trains from Washington, DC to New York?

    Amtrak trains from Washington, DC provide free Wi-Fi onboard. The low bandwidth of the train’s Wi-Fi means that you may not be able to stream movies or download large-sized files, but you can stay connected and entertained during your journey.

  • Are pets allowed on trains from Washington, DC to New York?

    Amtrak allows small dog or cats weighing under 20 pounds. Passengers are limited to bringing only one pet onboard, and pets are only allowed in Coach class. All pets must be stored in carriers that stay under your seat. Amtrak trains have a limit of five pets per train, and pets are allowed on a first-come, first-served basis, so if you wish to travel with your pet, remember to book in advance.

  • Are there restaurants on trains from Washington DC to New York?

    Amtrak trains from Washington to New York offer onboard dining. There is a café offering options ranging from full meals to beverages, regardless of your travel class.

  • What are the benefits of traveling by train from Washington DC to New York?

    Amtrak offers early morning and late-night rides, with many options in between. Trains also provide space and comfort that is hard to find in most public transportation options. Taking a train from Washington, DC is also convenient because you spend less time traveling to the city center, unlike when you arrive at the airport. If you book tickets in advance, trains from Washington, DC are significantly cheaper than flights. Trains are also a great way of viewing the scenery between Washington and New York.

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

    The train journey from Washington, D.C. to New York takes 3h 20m on average and covers a distance of 205 miles.

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

    Amtrak is the only train operator serving this route.

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

    The average price of a round-trip train ticket from Washington, D.C. to New York is $103. In the last 3 days, the lowest price found by KAYAK users was $30.

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

7/22Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mZWU-ZRP
7/24Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 33mZRP-ZWU
$30
6/10Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mZWU-ZRP
6/10Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$30
7/8Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
7/22Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$30
6/11Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mZWU-ZRP
6/11Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$30
6/27Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
6/30Sun
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$30
7/8Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
7/23Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 03mZRP-ZWU
$30
7/22Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
7/23Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$30
7/14Sun
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mZWU-ZRP
7/15Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mZRP-ZWU
$30
6/11Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
6/12Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mZRP-ZWU
$30
6/27Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
7/2Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mZRP-ZWU
$30
6/27Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
7/1Mon
nonstopAmtrak
6h 17mZRP-ZWU
$30
5/1Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
5/4Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 52mZRP-ZWU
$30
4/30Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
5/4Sat
nonstopAmtrak
5h 52mZRP-ZWU
$30
6/10Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 00mZWU-ZRP
6/11Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 33mZRP-ZWU
$30
7/10Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
7/10Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 09mZRP-ZWU
$30
11/1Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
11/2Sat
nonstopAmtrak
7h 09mZYP-ZWU
$40
5/21Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
7/16Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
$40
6/1Sat
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
6/9Sun
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
$40
6/5Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 30mZWU-ZYP
6/11Tue
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
$40
5/13Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
5/29Wed
nonstopAmtrak
6h 34mZYP-ZWU
$40

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

6/13Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
$15
8/9Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
$15
6/13Thu
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
$15
5/15Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
$15
6/1Sat
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mZWU-ZRP
$15
6/22Sat
nonstopAmtrak
3h 01mZWU-ZRP
$15
7/2Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
$15
6/2Sun
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
$15
5/14Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
$15
5/1Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
$15
5/1Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 31mZWU-ZRP
$15
6/12Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 11mZWU-ZRP
$15
10/9Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 32mZWU-ZYP
$20
6/9Sun
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
$20
7/24Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 32mZWU-ZYP
$20
5/8Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
$20
5/6Mon
nonstopAmtrak
3h 20mZWU-ZYP
$20
5/17Fri
nonstopAmtrak
3h 20mZWU-ZYP
$20
5/8Wed
nonstopAmtrak
3h 57mZWU-ZYP
$20
12/24Tue
nonstopAmtrak
3h 20mZWU-ZYP
$20

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