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Train Information from Raleigh to Washington, DC

distanceDistance233 miles (375 km)
durationAverage train duration5 h 53 min
priceAverage train ticket price$59 (€47)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Raleigh to Washington, DC cover the 233 miles (375 km) long journey taking on average 5 h 53 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $59 (€47), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $52 (€42).

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between Raleigh and Washington, DC.

It’s easy to book your Amtrak train ticket between Raleigh and Washington, DC online with Omio! Simply check the current Amtrak train schedules for your ideal departure and arrival times, compare the best route between Raleigh and Washington, DC as well as relevant travel information (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard) for that train and book cheap Amtrak train tickets online. Prices for Amtrak trains between Raleigh and Washington, DC start at $52 (€42) one-way if you book in advance, and you can expect to travel around 233 miles (375 km). If you search for Amtrak trains in the Omio app, you can check straight away if the Amtrak tickets are mobile tickets, which makes it easier than ever to go paperless when traveling by train between Raleigh and Washington, DC. Let Omio do all the work for you finding the best Raleigh to Washington, DC Amtrak train ticket so you can enjoy a smooth and comfortable journey!

Please follow the recommendations outlined by Amtrak when booking your train tickets from Raleigh to Washington, DC due to the coronavirus:

  • 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 Raleigh to Washington D.C.

Washington D.C.is the capital of the United States and is approximately 280 miles (450 kilometers) northeast of Raleigh, North Carolina. Passengers can move between the two cities on trains, along with other means of transport such as road and air. Passengers can expect three trains each day from Raleigh to Washington D.C.​ operated by Amtrak. The earliest train departs at around 8:30 a.m. and the last at around 5:30 p.m. It takes an Amtrak train from Raleigh to Washington an average of 6 hours and 10 minutes to arrive at its destination.

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

Amtrak is the only train company that offers train services on the Raleigh to Washington D.C. route. In a day, Amtrak operates at least three train journeys from Raleigh to Washington, giving passengers the flexibility to plan their journeys either in the morning, afternoon, or evening.

How long is the train ride from Raleigh to Washington?

Raleigh and Washington D.C. are approximately 280 miles (450 kilometers) apart and trains take an average of 6 hours and 10 minutes to reach their destination. 5 hours and 50 minutes is the quickest journey while the slowest train takes around 6 hours and 30 minutes. A train journey from Raleigh to Washington D.C. offers picturesque scenery along the way.

How many trains travel from Raleigh to Washington?

There are three daily train journeys from Raleigh to Washington D.C. The availability of three Amtrak train journeys from Raleigh to Washington D.C. gives passengers the flexibility of deciding whether to travel in the morning, afternoon or evening. The first Amtrak train from Raleigh to Washington D.C. departs at around 8:30 a.m., the second one around 10:15 a.m., and the last one departs at about 5:30 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival stations for trains to Washington from Raleigh?

Departure station: All trains to Washington D.C. depart from Raleigh, NC - Union Station (RGH). The city center is less than a mile from this station. Passengers can walk from the city center to the station for about 15 minutes. When taking a taxi, it takes about four minutes to arrive at the train station from the city center. Cyclists take about eight minutes. Public transit from the city center to the station is not available. Union Station has a waiting room along with ATMs, restrooms, elevators, a ticket sales office, and a vending machine. WiFi is not available at this station.

Arrival station: Trains from Raleigh to Washington D.C. terminate at Washington, DC - Union Station (WAS). Washington, D.C. city center and the stations are 1.5 miles (2.4 kilometers) apart. Public transit is available and it takes about 10 minutes by car and about 15 minutes by train to access the city center from the train station. Public transportation can be found at the subway station adjacent to Union Station. Taxi services are also found within the station which accesses the city center relatively quickly. Cycling is also possible. The station has a waiting room and ATMs, payphones, restrooms, vending machines and WiFi.

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Trains from Raleigh to Washington, DC
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Raleigh to Washington, DC?
Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Raleigh and Washington, DC for as low as $52 (€42)  for the next 7 days.
What is the cost of a train between Raleigh and Washington, DC?
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Raleigh to Washington, DC train to cost on average $59 (€47)  one way.
How far is it from Raleigh to Washington, DC by train?
The distance from Raleigh to Washington, DC by train is approximately 233 miles (375 km).
How many hours is the train time to Washington, DC from Raleigh?
While the time it takes to travel 233 miles (375 km) to Washington, DC from Raleigh can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Raleigh to Washington, DC train journey time is on average 5 h 53 min.
What train companies go from Raleigh to Washington, DC?
When taking a train from Raleigh to Washington, DC, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to Washington, DC. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to Washington, DC from Raleigh and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
When can I take the first train from Raleigh to Washington, DC? When can I take the last train for the day?
The earliest train departing from Raleigh to Washington, DC leaves at 12: 45 PM. The last train departing from Raleigh to Washington, DC leaves at 2: 13 PM. You can find the latest Raleigh 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 purchase Raleigh to Washington, DC train tickets to get the best deals?
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train companies offering this journey and save money. If you buy train tickets between Raleigh and Washington, DC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $59 (€47) one way. To find the best prices for this journey, consider booking your train ticket from Raleigh to Washington, DC a few months in advance.

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