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Journey Summary

Newark, NJ to Washington, DC Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
3 hours 12 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $40
Trains depart from:Newark, NJ
Trains arrive in:Washington, DC
Distance:319 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

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.

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Trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC
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.
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How much do cheap train tickets between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC to cost as little as $44 (€34)  in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC?
If you’re looking to purchase your train tickets in the next week, you can expect the Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train price to come in at an average of $56 (€43)  one way.
How far is Washington, DC from Newark, NJ by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC by train to be approximately 197 miles (318 km).
What is the Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train travel time?
The Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train duration is on average 3 h 8 min, which is to be expected when traveling 197 miles (318 km) to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
When does the first train depart from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC? When does the last train depart from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC?
You can take the first train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC at 7: 13 AM. The last train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC that you can take departs at 11: 18 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.
How far in advance should I purchase a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC to get the best deals?
If you buy the Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $56 (€43). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.