The cheapest trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

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Cheapest

$78

Average

$205

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 $ 205 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 78.

Cheapest
10:34PMNewark Penn Station3h24 01:58AMUnion Station
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$781One-way
2nd Cheapest
07:58PMNewark Penn Station3h21 11:19PMUnion Station
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$1211One-way
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03:40AMNewark Penn Station3h20 07:00AMUnion Station
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$1211One-way
08:03PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h16 11:19PMUnion Station
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$1301One-way
07:05AMNewark Penn Station3h09 10:14AMUnion Station
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$1581One-way

Timetable Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

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03:40AMNewark Penn Station3h20 07:00AMUnion Station
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06:15AMNewark Penn Station2h46 09:01AMUnion Station
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06:19AMNewark Penn Station3h14 09:33AMUnion Station
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07:05AMNewark Penn Station3h09 10:14AMUnion Station
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07:22AMNewark Penn Station3h13 10:35AMUnion Station
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07:44AMNewark Penn Station3h01 10:45AMUnion Station
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08:15AMNewark Penn Station2h44 10:59AMUnion Station
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08:27AMNewark Penn Station3h09 11:36AMUnion Station
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08:32AMNewark Airport Amtrak3h04 11:36AMUnion Station
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09:52AMNewark Penn Station3h19 01:11PMUnion Station
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09:56AMNewark Airport Amtrak3h15 01:11PMUnion Station
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10:15AMNewark Penn Station2h43 12:58PMUnion Station
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10:53AMNewark Penn Station3h08 02:01PMUnion Station
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11:19AMNewark Penn Station2h47 02:06PMUnion Station
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11:20AMNewark Penn Station3h13 02:33PMUnion Station
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11:52AMNewark Penn Station3h15 03:07PMUnion Station
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12:52PMNewark Penn Station3h27 04:19PMUnion Station
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12:57PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h22 04:19PMUnion Station
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01:19PMNewark Penn Station2h44 04:03PMUnion Station
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02:19PMNewark Penn Station3h02 05:21PMUnion Station
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02:37PMNewark Penn Station3h26 06:03PMUnion Station
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03:15PMNewark Penn Station2h45 06:00PMUnion 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 Station3h20 07:13PMUnion Station
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03:58PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h15 07:13PMUnion Station
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04:41PMNewark Penn Station3h14 07:55PMUnion Station
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05:44PMNewark Penn Station3h08 08:52PMUnion Station
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06:15PMNewark Penn Station2h40 08:55PMUnion Station
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06:42PMNewark Penn Station3h13 09:55PMUnion Station
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06:47PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h08 09:55PMUnion Station
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07:03PMNewark Penn Station3h06 10:09PMUnion Station
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07:58PMNewark Penn Station3h21 11:19PMUnion Station
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08:03PMNewark Airport Amtrak3h16 11:19PMUnion Station
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08:28PMNewark Penn Station2h43 11:11PMUnion Station
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10:34PMNewark Penn Station3h24 01:58AMUnion Station
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The fastest trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for Sep 24

Fastest Journey

2 h 40 m

Average

3 h 7 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.

These direct trains cover the 319 km distance in an average of 3 h 7 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 40 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 27 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
06:15PMNewark Penn Station2h40 08:55PMUnion Station
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$3401One-way
2nd Fastest
10:15AMNewark Penn Station2h43 12:58PMUnion Station
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$3401One-way
2nd Fastest
08:28PMNewark Penn Station2h43 11:11PMUnion Station
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$2091One-way
01:19PMNewark Penn Station2h44 04:03PMUnion Station
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$3401One-way
08:15AMNewark Penn Station2h44 10:59AMUnion Station
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$2961One-way

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Train Information between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC

distanceDistance197 miles (318 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 13 min
priceAverage train ticket price$80 (€65)
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 trip taking on average 3 h 13 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 12 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as $44 (€35), but the average price of train tickets is $80 (€65).

Train companies

Amtrak trains between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC

Find the best trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC with Omio's travel partners Amtrak from $44 (€35). We can find you the best deals, schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC.

Train information from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC with Amtrak:

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

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Amtrak train ticket between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC:

  • 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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Trains from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC
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FAQs
How much do cheap trains to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ cost?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Newark, NJ and Washington, DC for as low as $44 (€35)  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC?
If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train to cost on average $80 (€65)  one way.
How far is Washington, DC from Newark, NJ by train?
The train distance from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC is around 197 miles (318 km).
How long is a train to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ on average?
The Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train duration is on average 3 h 13 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.
Which train providers should I travel with from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC?
Take the Newark, NJ to Washington, DC train with Amtrak or Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Washington, DC from Newark, NJ as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
Are there any direct trains 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 journey with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you buy your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.
How many train services 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 is the earliest train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC? When is the last train from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC?
The earliest train departing from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC leaves at 7: 13 AM. The last train departing from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC leaves at 10: 47 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 book train tickets from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC is on average $80 (€65) if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train providers offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets from Newark, NJ to Washington, DC available a few months in advance.