Cheap train tickets from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Cheapest

$89

Average

$117

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 Newark, NJ to Washington, DC will cost around $ 117 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 89.

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03:53PMNewark Penn Station3h22 07:15PMUnion Station
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$891One-way
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11:52AMNewark Penn Station3h16 03:08PMUnion Station
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07:58PMNewark Penn Station3h18 11:16PMUnion Station
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09:52AMNewark Penn Station3h20 01:12PMUnion Station
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10:53AMNewark Penn Station3h12 02:05PMUnion Station
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Train schedule from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

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06:15AMNewark Penn Station2h44 08:59AMUnion Station
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07:05AMNewark Penn Station3h05 10:10AMUnion Station
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07:22AMNewark Penn Station3h10 10:32AMUnion Station
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07:44AMNewark Penn Station3h01 10:45AMUnion Station
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08:27AMNewark Penn Station3h10 11:37AMUnion Station
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08:32AMNewark Airport Amtrak3h05 11:37AMUnion Station
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09:15AMNewark Penn Station2h36 11:51AMUnion Station
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09:52AMNewark Penn Station3h20 01:12PMUnion Station
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09:56AMNewark Airport Amtrak3h16 01:12PMUnion Station
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10:53AMNewark Penn Station3h12 02:05PMUnion Station
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11:15AMNewark Penn Station2h47 02:02PMUnion Station
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11:22AMNewark Penn Station3h16 02:38PMUnion Station
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11:52AMNewark Penn Station3h16 03:08PMUnion Station
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12:52PMNewark Penn Station3h29 04:21PMUnion Station
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12:57PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h24 04:21PMUnion Station
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01:15PMNewark Penn Station2h45 04:00PMUnion Station
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02:19PMNewark Penn Station3h04 05:23PMUnion Station
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02:37PMNewark Penn Station3h28 06:05PMUnion Station
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03:15PMNewark Penn Station2h47 06:02PMUnion Station
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03:22PMNewark Penn Station3h13 06:35PMUnion Station
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03:53PMNewark Penn Station3h22 07:15PMUnion Station
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03:58PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h17 07:15PMUnion Station
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04:15PMNewark Penn Station2h48 07:03PMUnion Station
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05:44PMNewark Penn Station3h03 08:47PMUnion Station
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06:15PMNewark Penn Station2h47 09:02PMUnion Station
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06:42PMNewark Penn Station3h24 10:06PMUnion Station
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06:47PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h19 10:06PMUnion Station
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07:03PMNewark Penn Station3h09 10:12PMUnion Station
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07:58PMNewark Penn Station3h18 11:16PMUnion Station
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08:03PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h13 11:16PMUnion Station
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08:28PMNewark Penn Station2h43 11:11PMUnion Station
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Wed
Jan 26
$89Amtrak
$46Greyhound
$208United
Thu
Jan 27
$66Amtrak
$41Greyhound
$166United
Fri
Jan 28
$121Amtrak
$43Vamoose Bus
$165United
Sat
Jan 29
$55Amtrak
$40Greyhound
$257American Airlines
Sun
Jan 30
$55Amtrak
$46Greyhound
$150United
Mon
Jan 31
$55Amtrak
$44Greyhound
$165United
Tue
Feb 1
$33Amtrak
$37Greyhound
$63Republic Airlines
Wed
Feb 2
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$40Greyhound
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Thu
Feb 3
$55Amtrak
$43Greyhound
$150United
Fri
Feb 4
$55Amtrak
$34Vamoose Bus
$150United
Sat
Feb 5
$32Amtrak
$40Greyhound
$52Republic Airlines
Sun
Feb 6
$55Amtrak
$41Greyhound
$63Republic Airlines
Tue
Feb 8
$44Amtrak
$43Vamoose Bus
$139United
Wed
Feb 9
$44Amtrak
$37Greyhound
$139United
Thu
Feb 10
$44Amtrak
$41Greyhound
$139United
Fri
Feb 11
$55Amtrak
$41Greyhound
$139United
Sat
Feb 12
$32Amtrak
$43Vamoose Bus
$63Republic Airlines
Sun
Feb 13
$55Amtrak
$41Greyhound
$63Republic Airlines
Mon
Feb 14
$32Amtrak
$43Greyhound
$51Republic Airlines

Fastest train times from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Jan 26

Fastest Journey

2 h 36 m

Average

3 h 6 m

Trains per day

31

Distance

319 km

Of the 31 trains that leave Newark, NJ for Washington, DC every day 31 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 319 km distance in an average of 3 h 6 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 36 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 29 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
09:15AMNewark Penn Station2h36 11:51AMUnion Station
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$1841One-way
2nd Fastest
08:28PMNewark Penn Station2h43 11:11PMUnion Station
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$1841One-way
06:15AMNewark Penn Station2h44 08:59AMUnion Station
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01:15PMNewark Penn Station2h45 04:00PMUnion Station
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11:15AMNewark Penn Station2h47 02:02PMUnion Station
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$1841One-way

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Overview: Train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

distanceDistance197 miles (318 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 10 min
priceAverage train ticket price$76 (€63)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC cover the 197 miles (318 km) long route taking on average 3 h 10 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $76 (€63), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $55 (€46).

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

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC from $55 (€46) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular route.

Amtrak

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 between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train information:

  • Average Duration: 3 h 5 min
  • Average Price: $55
  • Amtrak frequency: 2 a day

Amtrak's current ticket policies due to COVID-19 for your train between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC are the following:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

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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FAQs

How much are cheap trains to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ?

Train tickets between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $55 (€46)  one way in the next 7 days.

What is the cost of a train between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC?

If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train to cost on average $76 (€63)  one way.

How far is it from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC by train?

The train distance from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC is around 197 miles (318 km).

How long is the train to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ?

On average the Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train travel time is 3 h 10 min  for the 197 miles (318 km) long route, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.

Which train companies can take me between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC?

For the best Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak or Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC to compare what amenities they may offer.

Can I find a direct train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC?

Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC, and you can find a direct train for this route with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many trains are there between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC a day?

On average, there are 12 trains a day from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When does the first train depart from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC? When does the last train depart from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC?

The earliest train departing from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC leaves at 8: 13 AM. The last train departing from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC leaves at 11: 42 PM. You can find the latest Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

How early should I buy train tickets from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC to score the best deals?

If you buy a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $76 (€63) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.