Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train

Cheap train tickets from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Nov 28

Cheapest

117

Average

208

The best way to find a cheap train ticket from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC is to book your journey as far in advance as possible and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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05:44PMNewark Penn Station3h01 08:45PMUnion Station
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1171One-way
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08:03PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h12 11:15PMUnion Station
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1491One-way
06:42PMNewark Penn Station3h15 09:57PMUnion Station
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1641One-way
07:58PMNewark Penn Station3h17 11:15PMUnion Station
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1641One-way
04:41PMNewark Penn Station3h11 07:52PMUnion Station
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1641One-way

Train schedule from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

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03:40AMNewark Penn Station3h20 07:00AMUnion Station
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04:37AMNewark Penn Station3h03 07:40AMUnion Station
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06:15AMNewark Penn Station2h44 08:59AMUnion Station
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06:19AMNewark Penn Station3h10 09:29AMUnion Station
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07:22AMNewark Penn Station3h08 10:30AMUnion Station
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07:44AMNewark Penn Station3h01 10:45AMUnion Station
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08:27AMNewark Penn Station3h06 11:33AMUnion Station
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08:32AMNewark Airport Amtrak3h01 11:33AMUnion Station
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09:15AMNewark Penn Station2h36 11:51AMUnion Station
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09:52AMNewark Penn Station3h16 01:08PMUnion Station
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09:56AMNewark Airport Amtrak3h12 01:08PMUnion Station
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10:53AMNewark Penn Station3h12 02:05PMUnion Station
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11:15AMNewark Penn Station2h40 01:55PMUnion Station
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11:22AMNewark Penn Station3h13 02:35PMUnion Station
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11:52AMNewark Penn Station3h12 03:04PMUnion Station
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12:52PMNewark Penn Station3h25 04:17PMUnion Station
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12:57PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h20 04:17PMUnion Station
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01:15PMNewark Penn Station2h41 03:56PMUnion Station
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02:15PMNewark Penn Station2h38 04:53PMUnion Station
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02:19PMNewark Penn Station3h04 05:23PMUnion Station
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02:37PMNewark Penn Station3h26 06:03PMUnion Station
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03:15PMNewark Penn Station2h39 05:54PMUnion Station
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03:22PMNewark Penn Station3h12 06:34PMUnion Station
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03:38PMNewark Penn Station3h08 06:46PMUnion Station
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03:53PMNewark Penn Station3h17 07:10PMUnion Station
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03:58PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h12 07:10PMUnion Station
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04:15PMNewark Penn Station2h38 06:53PMUnion Station
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04:41PMNewark Penn Station3h11 07:52PMUnion Station
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05:44PMNewark Penn Station3h01 08:45PMUnion Station
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06:15PMNewark Penn Station2h42 08:57PMUnion Station
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06:42PMNewark Penn Station3h15 09:57PMUnion Station
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06:47PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h10 09:57PMUnion Station
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07:03PMNewark Penn Station3h04 10:07PMUnion Station
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07:58PMNewark Penn Station3h17 11:15PMUnion Station
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08:03PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h12 11:15PMUnion Station
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08:28PMNewark Penn Station2h39 11:07PMUnion Station
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Fastest train times from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

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Fastest Journey

2 h 36 m

Average

3 h 3 m

Trains per day

36

Distance

319 km

Of the 36 trains that leave Newark, NJ for Washington, DC every day 36 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
09:15AMNewark Penn Station2h36 11:51AMUnion Station
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3431One-way
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04:15PMNewark Penn Station2h38 06:53PMUnion Station
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1881One-way
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02:15PMNewark Penn Station2h38 04:53PMUnion Station
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2681One-way
03:15PMNewark Penn Station2h39 05:54PMUnion Station
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2681One-way
08:28PMNewark Penn Station2h39 11:07PMUnion Station
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2301One-way

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Overview: Train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

distanceDistance197 miles (318 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 1 min
priceAverage train ticket price$71 (€64)
frequencyTrain frequency23 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 23 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC cover the 197 miles (318 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 1 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 23 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $71 (€64), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $34 (€31).

Train companies: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC trains

For as little as $34 (€31) you can travel by train to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ with Amtrak and Amtrak Acela. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this journey.

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Amtrak Acela

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

  • Average Price: $34

Acela is the flagship high-speed train service from Amtrak, the main train provider in the United States. Acela high-speed trains operate services along the Northeast Corridor, connecting popular destinations like Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Providence, and Boston, just to name a few. Amtrak Acela trains are the fastest in the U. S. Reaching speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). Known for their superior comfort, Acela trains have spacious and comfortable seats with more legroom than Amtrak’s Coach Class seats. You can choose between booking a Business Class or First Class seat on an Acela train to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ. In both classes amenities include seat reservations, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, adjustable lighting at every seat, conference tables and large tray tables. Passengers can also purchase food and drinks on the train at Café Acela.

    Trains from New Jersey to Washington, DC

    Washington, DC is a well-connected city by air, bus, and subway, and over 21 million passengers visit the country's capital annually. Passengers who are traveling to the city from New Jersey can get there by train. They will depart from Newark Penn Station in New Jersey and arrive at Union Station in Washington, DC. The distance between the two stations is 198 miles (319 kilometers). The average time for a trip by train from Newark to Washington D.C. is just slightly over 3 hours, 3 hours and three minutes to be exact. But the fastest train can cover the distance in just 2 hours and 37 minutes. Trains from Newark to Washington D.C. are offered by Amtrak. It offers around 40 departures every day and provides about 280 trips weekly. Saturday is usually the busiest day of the week, while Sunday is the least active. The trips are well spread out throughout the day and are available in the morning, afternoon and evening.

    Which train companies travel from New Jersey to Washington, DC?

    Amtrak is the railway operator that offers trips by train from Newark to Washington D.C. It operates between Newark Penn Station and Union Train Station and provides around 1200 journeys monthly that are spread evenly throughout the day to ensure that passengers can travel in the morning, afternoon, or evening depending on their schedule and convenience.

    How long is the train ride from New Jersey to Washington, DC?

    Union Train Station in Washington, DC is 198 miles (319 kilometers) away from Newark Train Station in New Jersey. Trains from Newark to Washington D.C. take an average of 3 hours and three minutes to arrive at their destination, but the quickest trip by train from Newark to Washington D.C. takes only 2 hours and 37 minutes. The second fastest train from New Jersey to Washington D.C. departs one minute later.

    How many trains are there from New Jersey to Washington, DC?

    Amtrak offers around 40 trains from New Jersey to Washington, DC daily. The trips amount to approximately 280 every week and about 1200 trips every month. At least one train from Newark to Washington D.C. departs every hour. Passengers who want to catch the first train should be ready to leave as early as 03:45 am. The last train to depart the station leaves late in the evening with departures spread throughout the day to accommodate all travelers. Passengers who don't like overcrowding can travel on Sunday since fewer people tend to travel on a Sunday. Saturday is usually the busiest day of the week.

    What are the departure and arrival train stations for trains from New Jersey to Washington DC?

    Departure station: Newark Penn Station is the seventh busiest railway station in the North American region and is served by many rail and bus carriers. It is situated just over half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from the city center and handles over 650,000 passengers every day. Passengers can walk to and from the station in about nine minutes. A bus ride to and from the station takes only one minute. Facilities in the train station include ATM services, payphones, vending machines, and Quik-Track kiosks. Bag storage can be provided, and station staff are ready to offer any assistance where necessary. Passengers who intend to check baggage or who need help with ticketing are advised to arrive at the station 45 minutes before departure. Passengers who don't need any of these services can arrive at the station 30 minutes before the departure time. Newark Penn Station is easily accessible for people with limited mobility. The waiting room, restrooms, ticket office, and water fountain are specially built for easy access. Wheelchairs can be availed upon request, and designated same-day and overnight parking spaces are available.

    Arrival station: Union Station is a major transportation hub in Washington DC, and around 40 million passengers use the station every year. The city center is approximately 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from the station. Travelers can board a taxi to and from the station and arrive within 15 minutes. A bus ride to and from the station will take approximately 21 minutes. Shopping options are plenty in the station. The fashion conscious can visit some of the high-end stores including H&M and Victoria's Secret. A variety of dining options are available to cater for every taste. Other amenities in the station include WiFi, bag storage, ATMs, payphones, same-day and overnight parking, and vending machines. Breastfeeding mothers can use the lactation suite situated near the women's restrooms. The pod is ADA-compliant and can fit more than one person. It features an electric outlet in case one needs to plug in a breast pump. The station is accessible for people with limited mobility and features dedicated parking spaces, wheelchairs, elevators, and an accessible waiting room, ticket office and toilet.

    Travel Tips: Trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

    Travel Tips: Travel by train to Washington, DC easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC.
    FAQs
    Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC for the next 7 days starting from $34 (€31)  one way.
    The Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train ticket price is on average $71 (€64)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this journey in the next week.
    The Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train distance is approximately 197 miles (318 km).
    The Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train duration is on average 3 h 1 min, which is to be expected when traveling 197 miles (318 km) from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    When taking a train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC, you can count on Amtrak or Amtrak for the best way to get you to Washington, DC. You can also check all possible train companies who offer a service to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    Yes, there are 23 direct trains to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ per day 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.
    On average, there are 23 trains a day from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.
    You can take the first train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC at 11: 22 AM. The last train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC that you can take departs at 11: 22 AM. Omio shows you the latest train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
    If you purchase the Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $71 (€64). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC. 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.

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