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The cheapest trains from Boston to Washington, DC

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Cheapest

$104

Average

$161

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Boston to Washington, DC will cost around $ 161 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 104.

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09:36PMBack Bay Station, MA9h24 07:00AMUnion Station
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$1041One-way
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03:20PMSouth Station7h59 11:19PMUnion Station
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$1041One-way
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08:21AMBack Bay Station, MA7h59 04:20PMUnion Station
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09:36AMBack Bay Station, MA7h45 05:21PMUnion Station
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01:56PMBack Bay Station, MA7h59 09:55PMUnion Station
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$1041One-way

Timetable Boston to Washington, DC

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06:10AMSouth Station7h51 02:01PMUnion Station
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06:15AMBack Bay Station, MA7h46 02:01PMUnion Station
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07:15AMSouth Station6h46 02:01PMUnion Station
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07:20AMBack Bay Station, MA6h41 02:01PMUnion Station
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08:15AMSouth Station8h05 04:20PMUnion Station
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08:21AMBack Bay Station, MA7h59 04:20PMUnion Station
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09:10AMSouth Station8h53 06:03PMUnion Station
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09:10AMSouth Station9h36 06:46PMUnion Station
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09:10AMSouth Station6h49 03:59PMUnion Station
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09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA8h48 06:03PMUnion Station
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09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA9h31 06:46PMUnion Station
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09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA6h44 03:59PMUnion Station
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09:30AMSouth Station7h51 05:21PMUnion Station
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09:36AMBack Bay Station, MA7h45 05:21PMUnion Station
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11:05AMSouth Station6h55 06:00PMUnion Station
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11:11AMBack Bay Station, MA6h49 06:00PMUnion Station
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11:15AMSouth Station7h58 07:13PMUnion Station
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11:21AMBack Bay Station, MA7h52 07:13PMUnion Station
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01:50PMSouth Station8h05 09:55PMUnion Station
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01:56PMBack Bay Station, MA7h59 09:55PMUnion Station
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02:00PMSouth Station6h55 08:55PMUnion Station
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02:06PMBack Bay Station, MA6h49 08:55PMUnion Station
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03:20PMSouth Station7h59 11:19PMUnion Station
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03:26PMBack Bay Station, MA7h53 11:19PMUnion Station
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04:15PMSouth Station6h56 11:11PMUnion Station
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04:20PMBack Bay Station, MA6h51 11:11PMUnion Station
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09:30PMSouth Station9h30 07:00AMUnion Station
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09:36PMBack Bay Station, MA9h24 07:00AMUnion Station
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Tue
Jun 15
$98Amtrak
$47Flixbus
$195United
Wed
Jun 16
$80Amtrak
$37Flixbus
$145American Airlines
Thu
Jun 17
$170Amtrak
$37Flixbus
$145American Airlines
Sat
Jun 19
$80Amtrak
$37Flixbus
$145American Airlines
Sun
Jun 20
$52Amtrak
$31Flixbus
$94American Airlines
Mon
Jun 21
$51Amtrak
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$145American Airlines
Tue
Jun 22
$38Amtrak
$31Flixbus
$145American Airlines
Wed
Jun 23
$38Amtrak
$60Greyhound
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Thu
Jun 24
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$31Flixbus
$77American Airlines
Fri
Jun 25
$79Amtrak
$37Flixbus
$121American Airlines
Sat
Jun 26
$38Amtrak
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$145American Airlines
Sun
Jun 27
$79Amtrak
$31Flixbus
$145American Airlines
Mon
Jun 28
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$31Flixbus
$145American Airlines
Tue
Jun 29
$38Amtrak
$31Flixbus
$95American Airlines
Wed
Jun 30
$38Amtrak
$55Peter Pan Bus
$79American Airlines
Thu
Jul 1
$79Amtrak
$31Flixbus
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Fri
Jul 2
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$126American Airlines
Sat
Jul 3
$79Amtrak
$37Flixbus
$155American Airlines
Sun
Jul 4
$38Amtrak
$31Flixbus
$180American Airlines

The fastest trains from Boston to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Fastest Journey

6 h 41 m

Average

7 h 49 m

Trains per day

28

Distance

634 km

Of the 28 trains that leave Boston for Washington, DC every day 24 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 634 km distance in an average of 7 h 49 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 6 h 41 m .

The slowest trains will take 9 h 36 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
07:20AMBack Bay Station, MA6h41 02:01PMUnion Station
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$1951One-way
2nd Fastest
09:15AMBack Bay Station, MA6h44 03:59PMUnion Station
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$1951One-way
07:15AMSouth Station6h46 02:01PMUnion Station
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$1951One-way
02:06PMBack Bay Station, MA6h49 08:55PMUnion Station
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$1951One-way
09:10AMSouth Station6h49 03:59PMUnion Station
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$1951One-way

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Journey Summary

Boston to Washington, DC Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
8 hours 6 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $52
Trains depart from:Boston
Trains arrive in:Washington, DC
Distance:634 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Boston to Washington, D.C.

Traveling by train from Boston to Washington, D.C. is an excellent alternative to air travel. There are over 40 departure options during the week. High-speed trains can get commuters to the United States capital quicker and with fewer stops. With multiple departures during peak travel times and overnight options, travelers can choose the time that best fits their schedule.

Boston to Washington, D.C. Train times: Daily departures

There are plentiful departure choices by train from Boston to Washington, D.C. Departures begin just before 5:00 a.m. during the week and at approximately 6:00 a.m. on the weekends. Overnight departures are available and the last trains depart from Boston around 9:30 p.m. daily. There are over 40 choices of itinerary during the week and 30 on weekends. With so many possibilities, it's simple for travelers to pick the itinerary that best suits their needs and budget.

How long is the journey by train from Boston to Washington, D.C.?

A high-speed train from Boston to Washington, D.C. gets passengers to their destinations in slightly less than 7 hours. Visitors that do not take a high-speed train can expect their travel time to be between 8 and 9 and a half hours. All trains between Boston and Washington, D.C. are currently direct. 

What are the departure and arrival stations from Boston to Washington, D.C.?

Departure train station: Back Bay Station is the smaller departure station for this itinerary. It is conveniently located near the Back Bay business district and the Prudential Center, a huge skyscraper that is both home to commercial offices and a public shopping center. Back Bay Station also offers connections to intercity bus services and the Boston rapid transit lines. South Station is the largest railway and bus station in Boston. Connection to intercity and local bus service is easily navigated here. Connections to the rapid transit Red Line or bus rapid transit Silver Line are available in the adjacent subway station. This station offers more choices for food, convenience stores, and other amenities than Back Bay Station.

Arrival train station: Union Station is Washington, D.C.'s largest ground transportation hub. This intermodal transit center connects railways, intercity busses, local Metrobus transport, the D.C. Metro, and the D.C. Streetcar. Getting to the city center is easy with so many public transportation options. However, taxis and rideshares are readily available curbside. Union Station is more than just a transportation hub, it is also a leisure destination for many travelers. Shopping and food options are available within, and adjacent to, the main concourse. 

Which train companies travel from Boston to Washington, D.C.?

Amtrak provides train travel from Boston to Washington, D.C. However, Acela, a superior comfort offshoot of Amtrak, offers high-speed service along this route.

Amtrak Boston to Washington, D.C.

Amtrak trains allow passengers to decide between 3 ticket classes. Besides the basic class, there is a business and first-class where more amenities and space are available. All passengers are allowed 2 personal items and 2 carry-on bags, provided they adhere to the weight and dimension restrictions. Travelers with more luggage can check up to 4 bags, but the first 2 bags do not incur fees. Bicycles can be considered carry-ons if they are less than 50 pounds or they can be checked. Pets whose weight, when combined with their travel carriers, do not exceed 20 pounds are allowed to join their owners on journeys with a total travel time of fewer than 7 hours. Acela, a branch of Amtrak, offers high-speed train options. Acela trains travel at speeds of up to 150 mph and make fewer stops along the route.

Boston to Washington, D.C. Trains: Services onboard

Regardless of which ticket travelers purchase, there is a quiet car in every class. Restrooms and seating for those with limited mobility are available in at least one car in each class as well. Passengers with more exclusive tickets can visit a dining car for snacks or meals. Trains making this journey overnight also offer sleeping cars for those who have chosen that ticket package.

How to find cheap train tickets from Boston to Washington, D.C.

Train tickets from Boston to Washington, D.C. can be bought for a lower cost by purchasing them in advance, especially during the holiday season. Flexibility with travel dates can also add to a lower price tag. Amtrak offers a rewards system based on accruing points. Once points have been earned, frequent travelers can redeem them for discounted fares and other amenities.

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Trains from Boston to Washington, DC
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FAQs
How much are cheap trains between Boston and Washington, DC?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Boston to Washington, DC to cost as little as $80 (€62)  in the next 7 days.
What is the price of a train ticket to Washington, DC from Boston?
If you’re looking to buy your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Boston to Washington, DC train price to come in at an average of $107 (€83)  one way.
What is the distance to Washington, DC from Boston by train?
The Boston to Washington, DC train distance is approximately 393 miles (634 km).
How many hours is the train time to Washington, DC from Boston?
On average the Boston to Washington, DC train time is 7 h 53 min  covering the 393 miles (634 km) long trip, but the journey time can vary depending on specific dates or traveling on weekends and holidays.
Is there a direct train from Boston to Washington, DC?
Yes, you can find a direct train to Washington, DC from Boston with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. This is worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and help save you time traveling to your destination.
What time is the earliest train from Boston to Washington, DC? What time is the last train from Boston to Washington, DC?
You can take the first train from Boston to Washington, DC at 10: 15 AM. The last train from Boston to Washington, DC that you can take departs at 8: 30 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Boston to Washington, DC schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How early should I purchase Boston to Washington, DC train tickets to get the best deals?
If you buy the Boston to Washington, DC train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $107 (€83). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains to Washington, DC from Boston. Look out for train tickets for this journey to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.