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Overview: Train from Providence to Washington, DC

distanceDistance357 miles (576 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 16 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€33)
frequencyTrain frequency10 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 10 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Providence to Washington, DC cover the 357 miles (576 km) long journey taking on average 7 h 16 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 10 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $40 (€33), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $37 (€31). Travelers depart most frequently from Providence Station and arrive in Union Station.

Train providers: Providence to Washington, DC with Amtrak

Amtrak trains will get you between Providence and Washington, DC from $37 (€31). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your 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 between Providence and Washington, DC.

  • Average Price: $37

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Trains from Providence to Washington D.C.

There are roughly 19 trains from Providence to Washington D.C. each day. Although the average journey time is only 8 hours and 35 minutes, train journeys can be longer or shorter, depending on if passengers choose an express or regional service. Journeys across the northeast corridor are commonly considered among the most beautiful train journeys in the United States. Huge sections of the Eastern Seaboard are visible for long stretches on the train from Providence to Washington D.C. Passengers can relax in the utmost comfort and enjoy the view, perhaps enjoying the onboard WiFi or visiting the dining carriage.

Which train companies travel from Providence to Washington D.C.?

Amtrak provides two trains from Providence to Washington D.C.: the Northeast Regional service and the Amtrak Acela Express Service. The Acela Express is the faster of the two services. Acela Express Services are always under 7 hours. These trains have good WiFi connectivity throughout the train and are often more comfortable, with larger seats. The Acela service is favored by business travelers. However, the Acela Express service is typically more expensive and liable to sell out in advance. Northeast Regional trains are the slower of the two services and are typically much cheaper. Trains from Providence to Washington D.C. on this route encompass large sections of the Eastern Seaboard and provide some of the most scenic views of all trains in the United States.

How long is the train ride from Providence to Washington D.C.?

Providence is 358 miles away from Washington D.C. The average time a train from Providence to Washington D.C. takes is 7 hours and five minutes. However, the duration can be much shorter or much longer than that, depending on whether travelers get an Amtrak Acela Express Service or an Amtrak Northeast Regional Trains. All train services between Providence and Washington D.C. are direct.

The fastest train from Providence to Washington D.C. is provided by Amtrak Acela Express and takes 6 hours and five minutes. In contrast, the longest service is a Northeast Regional Train and takes 8 hours and 35 minutes. The majority of trains with a journey time of under 7 hours depart in the morning.

How many trains are there from Providence to Washington D.C.?

Each day, an average of 19 trains depart from Providence to Washington D.C. The first train from Providence to Washington D.C. departs shortly before 6:00 a.m. The first two services each morning are Acela Express services and enable passengers to arrive in the capital by lunchtime. Acela Express services run from 5:00 a.m. until shortly after 5:00 p.m. After 5:00 p.m., passengers can only choose to get the slower Northeast Regional service. There is an average of eight Acela Express trains per day.

The last train from Providence to Washington D.C. departs shortly after 10:00 p.m. each evening and is a Northeast Regional service. This is an overnight train and arrives in Washington D.C. the next morning, around 7:00 a.m. Business class promises the most comfortable sleep, as the seats can recline to a 180-degree angle.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Washington D.C. to Providence?

Departure station: All trains to Washington D.C. depart from Providence Amtrak Station. Providence Amtrak Station is in the heart of Providence's city center and is only a 10-minute walk from the Superman Building. All boroughs of Providence are well connected to Providence Amtrak Station via local bus. Providence Station is wheelchair accessible, with ramps allowing ease of access to the ticket office. There are disabled restrooms and elevators to allow easy access to platforms. Other facilities include WiFi connectivity, lounges for business and leisure travelers, and kiosks for pre-journey shopping.

Amtrak advises that all passengers arrive at least 30 minutes before their train departs. If passengers have requested any special assistance, they should arrive 45 minutes in advance.

Arrival station: Any train from Providence to Washington D.C. arrives at Washington Union Station. Washington Union Station is 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from Washington D.C. city center. Travelers can reach the station from the city on the Red subway line, which takes roughly 10 minutes. Otherwise, walking takes 40 minutes. Washington Union Station is fully accessible to passengers with limited mobility. There are elevators to connect all parts of the concourse with platforms and wheelchair accessible ramps throughout the station. Disabled restrooms can be found throughout the station. Other facilities include lounges for business and leisure travelers, Quik-Trak kiosks so passengers can shop before they board and WiFi connectivity throughout the station.

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FAQs

How much does a cheap train to Washington, DC from Providence cost?

If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find cheap Providence to Washington, DC trains for as little as $37 (€31)  in the next 7 days.

How much does it cost to take a train to Washington, DC from Providence?

The train price from Providence to Washington, DC is on average $40 (€33)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.

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

The Providence to Washington, DC train distance is approximately 357 miles (576 km).

What is the Providence to Washington, DC train travel time?

The Providence to Washington, DC train duration is on average 7 h 16 min, which is to be expected when traveling 357 miles (576 km) from Providence to Washington, DC. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.

What station does the train from Providence to Washington, DC depart from? Which Washington, DC train station do I come into from Providence?

Omio customers traveling this route depart most frequently from Providence Station   and arrive in Union Station.

Where do I find the Providence train station to Washington, DC? Where is the Washington, DC train station?

Passengers board their train most frequently from Providence Station and travel around 0.4 miles (587 m) from the city center to this train station.

Passengers traveling this route most often arrive at Union Station and need to travel approximately 1.6 miles (2.6 km) from the train station to the city center in Washington, DC.

What train companies go from Providence to Washington, DC?

If you're looking for trains from Providence to Washington, DC, you can rely on Amtrak to get you to Washington, DC. It's also good to check out all possible train companies for the Providence to Washington, DC route to see if there might be differences in the amenities they offer.

How many train services per day are there from Providence to Washington, DC?

On average, there are 10 trains a day from Providence to Washington, DC. The train times and services may be different on weekends and holidays compared to weekdays.

When can I take the first train from Providence to Washington, DC? When can I take the last train for the day?

You can take the first train from Providence to Washington, DC at 11: 50 AM. The last train from Providence to Washington, DC that you can take departs at 11: 15 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Providence to Washington, DC schedule to help you book the best departure time for this route.

When should I purchase the Providence to Washington, DC train for the best deals on tickets?

If you buy a train ticket from Providence to Washington, DC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $40 (€33) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Washington, DC from Providence are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Providence
Washington, DC
The major railway station for departures from Providence is Providence Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Providence Station for your journey from Providence to Washington, DC.