Washington, DC to Boston train

Cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Boston

Showing times and prices for Oct 01

Cheapest

176

Average

230

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.

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01:05PMUnion Station8h08 09:13PMBack Bay Station, MA
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1761One-way
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10:00PMUnion Station9h58 07:58AMSouth Station
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01:05PMUnion Station8h13 09:18PMSouth Station
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1761One-way
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03:15PMUnion Station8h05 11:20PMBack Bay Station, MA
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1761One-way
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03:15PMUnion Station8h11 11:26PMSouth Station
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1761One-way

Train schedule from Washington, DC to Boston

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06:10AMUnion Station8h12 02:22PMSouth Station
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06:10AMUnion Station8h06 02:16PMBack Bay Station, MA
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07:50AMUnion Station7h06 02:56PMBack Bay Station, MA
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07:50AMUnion Station7h12 03:02PMSouth Station
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08:12AMUnion Station8h10 04:22PMBack Bay Station, MA
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08:12AMUnion Station8h16 04:28PMSouth Station
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09:15AMUnion Station8h00 05:15PMBack Bay Station, MA
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09:15AMUnion Station8h07 05:22PMSouth Station
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10:20AMUnion Station8h02 06:22PMBack Bay Station, MA
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10:20AMUnion Station8h08 06:28PMSouth Station
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10:50AMUnion Station7h07 05:57PMBack Bay Station, MA
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10:50AMUnion Station7h13 06:03PMSouth Station
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11:20AMUnion Station8h03 07:23PMSouth Station
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11:20AMUnion Station7h57 07:17PMBack Bay Station, MA
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12:50PMUnion Station7h00 07:50PMSouth Station
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12:50PMUnion Station6h56 07:46PMBack Bay Station, MA
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01:05PMUnion Station8h08 09:13PMBack Bay Station, MA
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01:05PMUnion Station8h13 09:18PMSouth Station
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03:15PMUnion Station8h05 11:20PMBack Bay Station, MA
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03:15PMUnion Station8h11 11:26PMSouth Station
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10:00PMUnion Station9h58 07:58AMSouth Station
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10:00PMUnion Station9h53 07:53AMBack Bay Station, MA
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Fastest train times from Washington, DC to Boston

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Fastest Journey

6 h 56 m

Average

8 h

Trains per day

22

Distance

634 km

Of the 22 trains that leave Washington, DC for Boston every day 22 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
12:50PMUnion Station6h56 07:46PMBack Bay Station, MA
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2561One-way
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12:50PMUnion Station7h00 07:50PMSouth Station
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2561One-way
07:50AMUnion Station7h06 02:56PMBack Bay Station, MA
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3811One-way
10:50AMUnion Station7h07 05:57PMBack Bay Station, MA
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2561One-way
07:50AMUnion Station7h12 03:02PMSouth Station
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3811One-way

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Overview: Train from Washington, DC to Boston

distanceDistance393 miles (634 km)
durationAverage train duration7 h 56 min
priceAverage train ticket price$39 (€38)
frequencyTrain frequency12 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 12 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Washington, DC to Boston cover the 393 miles (634 km) long trip taking on average 7 h 56 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 trip for as low as $39 (€37), but the average price of train tickets is $39 (€38).

Train companies: Amtrak Acela and Amtrak from Washington, DC to Boston trains

Travel between Washington, DC and Boston from $39 (€37) with Omio’s train partners Amtrak Acela and Amtrak! You can find the best schedules and tickets when comparing and booking the most affordable trip for you.

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Amtrak Acela

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

Train information from Washington, DC to Boston with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 8 h 21 min
  • Average Price: $39
  • Amtrak frequency: 7 a day

Acela is the flagship high-speed train service from Amtrak, the main train provider in the United States. Acela high-speed trains operate services along the Northeast Corridor, connecting popular destinations like Washington, D. C. Baltimore, Philadelphia, NYC, Providence, and Boston, just to name a few. Amtrak Acela trains are the fastest in the U. S. Reaching speeds up to 150 mph (250 km/h). Known for their superior comfort, Acela trains have spacious and comfortable seats with more legroom than Amtrak’s Coach Class seats. You can choose between booking a Business Class or First Class seat on an Acela train from Washington, DC to Boston. In both classes amenities include seat reservations, free Wi-Fi, power outlets, adjustable lighting at every seat, conference tables and large tray tables. Passengers can also purchase food and drinks on the train at Café Acela.

Washington, DC to Boston train information with Amtrak Acela:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 51 min
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 5 a day

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.

Travel Tips: Trains from Washington, DC to Boston

Travel Tips: Travel by train to Boston easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Washington, DC to Boston.
FAQs
Train tickets between Washington, DC and Boston for some dates and times can be found for as cheap as $39 (€37)  one way in the next 7 days.
The train price between Washington, DC and Boston is on average $39 (€38)  if you are looking to buy your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
The distance between Washington, DC and Boston by train is approximately 393 miles (634 km).
While the time it takes to travel 393 miles (634 km) to Boston from Washington, DC can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Washington, DC to Boston train journey time is on average 7 h 56 min.
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 companies that offer services from Washington, DC to Boston on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
Yes, there are 12 direct trains per day from Washington, DC to Boston with Amtrak or Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase your train ticket.
The average number of trains departing Washington, DC for Boston is 12 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the first train from Washington, DC to Boston at 10: 10 AM. The last train from Washington, DC to Boston that you can take departs at 9: 20 PM. Omio shows you the latest train from Washington, DC to Boston schedule to help you book the best departure time for this trip.
If you buy a train ticket from Washington, DC to Boston within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $39 (€38) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to Boston from Washington, DC are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

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