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Train Information between Washington, DC and Boston

distanceDistance393 miles (634 km)
priceAverage train ticket price$52 (€41)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain providersAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Washington, DC to Boston cover the 393 miles (634 km) long route with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $52 (€41), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $52 (€41).

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Washington, DC to Boston with Amtrak

Buy your official Amtrak train tickets between Washington, DC and Boston from $52 (€41) with Omio. Find train times and tickets for over 1000 travel companies to compare and book the most popular journey.

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 Washington, DC and Boston.

Omio helps you compare and book the perfect train with Amtrak from Washington, DC to Boston for a smooth and relaxing journey. Check the latest Amtrak train schedules for the ideal departure and arrival times, take a look at the travel information for the Washington, DC to Boston train with Amtrak (such as baggage allowance and amenities offered onboard), compare the best connections for your Washington, DC - Boston journey and then book a cheap train ticket with ease. The distance from Washington, DC to Boston by train is 393 miles (634 km). You can book tickets for this Amtrak train for as low as $52 (€41) one-way if you book in advance. When you search for Amtrak tickets between Washington, DC and Boston in the Omio app, you can also check whether they are mobile tickets quickly and easily. If they are mobile tickets, then you can go paperless when taking a train. Book that perfect Amtrak Washington, DC - Boston train ticket online and enjoy your trip!

When you buy your Amtrak train tickets between Washington, DC and Boston don't forget to keep the following COVID-19 related policies in mind:

  • 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 Washington D.C. to Boston

Train travel across the US offers travelers a convenient and comfortable mode of transport that is also eco-friendlier than many other transport options. Passengers can also enjoy a better view of the cities in the spacious reclining train seats at a fair price. Whether the trip to Boston includes visiting historical sites, attending business meetings, or exploration, the Amtrak train delivers passengers to a station centrally positioned in the city center, making most places easily accessible. It is an economical travel choice for families, where children from 12 years pay half the adult price, and for those below two years, the ride is free. The distance by train from Washington D.C. to Boston is 393 miles (632 kilometers), and the trip typically takes 7 hours 41 minutes. There are 36 trains per day from Washington D.C. to Boston.

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

Several trains travel from Washington to Boston, including Amtrak Northern Regional and Amtrak Acela schedules. The Amtrak Acela option offers more direct services that are more efficient and reach their destination faster. Travelers can reserve a train seat in advance to avoid last-minute rushes and ensure that their travel schedule is covered. Trains from Washington to Boston are busiest on Thursday, and a passenger looking for a more significant deal and more space might consider traveling on Sunday instead, which is the least busy day of the week. The midweek schedule is less busy than the weekend departure schedule.

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

Taking a train from Washington D.C. to Boston will take approximately 7 hours 41 minutes, with the fastest train covering the distance in around 6 hours 35 minutes. The slowest service should take less than 8 hours. The time duration covered by the trains varies depending on the number of connecting stations, weather patterns, or operational differences in the service providers. Acela Amtrak is the fastest service and offers direct rides on this route. The intermediate stations for this route include Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and New Haven.

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

While traveling by train from Washington D.C. to Boston, there are 36 trains per day, where a passenger can select their ride schedule. Amtrak Northeast Regional operates the highest number of departures between Washington D.C. and Boston, usually offering 20 scheduled services on weekdays and 19 services during the weekend. There are seven Amtrak schedules every day to Boston, and if travelers consider traveling on the weekend with Amtrak, there are 12 schedules available. Amtrak Acela provides 15 services to Boston on weekdays, dropping to nine services during the weekend. The earliest train on this route departs at 3:00 a.m., and the latest leaves at 9:00 p.m.

What are the departure and arrival station for Trains from Washington D.C. To Boston?

Departure station: a passenger traveling by train from Washington D.C. to Boston departs from Union Station in Massachusetts Avenue. It is located 1.2 miles from the Westin Washington D.C. city center and is accessible by taxi, bus, or the subway, which takes 19 minutes. There are various services at the station, including several shopping options for jewelry, accessories, and beauty products. The restaurants in the stations include Cava, Chipotle, Potbelly, Shake Shack, and Subway. There is also the Blue Bottle coffee shop, Jamba juice, and UNO Pizzeria and Grill. Other services include ATMs, vending machines, Amtrak WiFi, ticket sales office, payphones, club Acela, restrooms, Quik-Trak kiosks, and lactation suites for nursing mothers. There are elevators and other services accessible for travelers with reduced mobility.

Arrival station: services from Washington D.C. to Boston arrive at either the South Station or the Back Bay station. South Station is in 700 Atlantic Avenue Boston, 987 meters (1,000 yards)from the Boston City hall plaza. Travelers can access the city center using a subway and tram, which takes around eight minutes. Travelers can also use a taxi or a bus to get to the center of town. There are various services available at the station, including ATM services, bookshops, food and drink outlets, retail outlets, restrooms, and free WiFi. The Back Bay station is located at 145 Dartmouth Street, 0.2 miles from the city center. Travelers can reach the center by bus, subway, taxi, or by walking. It provides various passenger facilities, including ATMs, restrooms, vending machines, payphones, elevators, and Quik-Trak kiosks.

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Trains from Washington, DC to Boston
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FAQs
How much are cheap trains to Boston from Washington, DC?
Train tickets between Washington, DC and Boston for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $52 (€41)  one way in the next 7 days.
How much does it cost to take a train from Washington, DC to Boston?
The train price from Washington, DC to Boston is on average $52 (€41)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is it from Washington, DC to Boston by train?
The train distance from Washington, DC to Boston is around 393 miles (634 km).
What train companies go from Washington, DC to Boston?
For the journey from Washington, DC to Boston you can take a train with Amtrak or Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Boston from Washington, DC on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
How early should I buy train tickets from Washington, DC to Boston to score the best deals?
The price of a one way train ticket from Washington, DC to Boston is on average $52 (€41) 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 journey. In general, you can find train tickets to Boston from Washington, DC available a few months in advance.