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The cheapest trains from Washington, DC to New York City

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Cheapest

$77

Average

$147

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 Washington, DC to New York City will cost around $ 147 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 77.

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05:55PMUnion Station3h41 09:36PMPenn Station
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$771One-way
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01:55PMUnion Station3h27 05:22PMPenn Station
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$771One-way
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10:00PMUnion Station3h55 01:55AMPenn Station
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$771One-way
Cheapest
07:05AMUnion Station3h39 10:44AMPenn Station
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$771One-way
2nd Cheapest
11:55AMUnion Station3h25 03:20PMPenn Station
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$1211One-way

Timetable Washington, DC to New York City

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04:45AMUnion Station3h30 08:15AMPenn Station
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04:50AMUnion Station2h59 07:49AMPenn Station
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06:50AMUnion Station3h01 09:51AMPenn Station
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07:05AMUnion Station3h39 10:44AMPenn Station
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08:00AMUnion Station3h21 11:21AMPenn Station
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08:50AMUnion Station3h02 11:52AMPenn Station
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10:01AMUnion Station3h34 01:35PMPenn Station
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11:05AMUnion Station3h28 02:33PMPenn Station
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11:55AMUnion Station3h25 03:20PMPenn Station
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12:50PMUnion Station2h59 03:49PMPenn Station
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01:55PMUnion Station3h27 05:22PMPenn Station
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02:50PMUnion Station2h59 05:49PMPenn Station
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02:55PMUnion Station3h35 06:30PMPenn Station
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03:52PMUnion Station3h32 07:24PMPenn Station
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04:50PMUnion Station3h00 07:50PMPenn Station
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05:55PMUnion Station3h41 09:36PMPenn Station
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06:55PMUnion Station3h02 09:57PMPenn Station
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08:30PMUnion Station3h26 11:56PMPenn Station
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10:00PMUnion Station3h55 01:55AMPenn Station
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Jun 14
$78Amtrak
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$26Flixbus
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$55Amtrak
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Jun 20
$44Amtrak
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$133Amtrak
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$44Amtrak
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$199Republic Airlines
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Jun 26
$33Amtrak
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Jun 28
$78Amtrak
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$33Amtrak
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$137American Airlines
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$33Amtrak
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$33Amtrak
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$94American Airlines
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$44Amtrak
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$62American Airlines

The fastest trains from Washington, DC to New York City

Showing times and prices for Jun 15

Fastest Journey

2 h 59 m

Average

3 h 20 m

Trains per day

19

Distance

328 km

Of the 19 trains that leave Washington, DC for New York City every day 19 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 328 km distance in an average of 3 h 20 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 59 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 55 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
04:50AMUnion Station2h59 07:49AMPenn Station
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$2011One-way
Fastest
02:50PMUnion Station2h59 05:49PMPenn Station
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$2011One-way
Fastest
12:50PMUnion Station2h59 03:49PMPenn Station
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$2011One-way
2nd Fastest
04:50PMUnion Station3h00 07:50PMPenn Station
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$2011One-way
06:50AMUnion Station3h01 09:51AMPenn Station
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$2351One-way

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Journey Summary

Washington, DC to New York City Train Information

Avg. Train Duration
4 hours 32 minutes
Train Ticket Price: $38
Trains depart from:Washington, DC
Trains arrive in:New York City
Distance:328 km
Train Companies:Amtrak

Trains from Washington D.C. to New York

A train from Washington D.C. to New York is the fastest way to reach the Big Apple and stay on dry land. Although flying is significantly quicker, taking roughly 1 hour and 15 minutes, it is considerably more expensive than by train. Trains from Washington D.C. to New York arrive 90 minutes earlier, on average, than the equivalent bus journey. Even the slowest train from Washington D.C. to New York is on average 30 minutes faster than driving by car. With roughly 37 trains departing each day, there are plenty of trains for travelers to choose from. Not only is a train the fastest land-bound way to get to New York City from Washington D.C., but it also promises beautiful views. Trains that cut across the Northeastern corridor and span the Eastern Seaboard are considered among the most beautiful train journeys in the United States.

Which train companies travel from Washington D.C. to New York?

Amtrak train company travels between Washington D.C. and New York City. Amtrak provides two services on the line from Washington D.C. to New York: the Northeast Regional train line and the Acela Express high-speed line. The Northeast Regional is the slower of the two services and the busiest rail line in the United States. The Northeast Regional rail service connects the entire Northeastern corridor, from Boston to Washington D.C. and New York, branching off to reach smaller cities. The Acela Express is the fastest train from Washington D.C. to New York City. Acela Express services promise more comfortable carriages and is typically more expensive than the Northeast Regional. The Acela Express service is favored by business travelers and is the fastest train in the United States, with a top speed of 83mph (133 kph). WiFi is freely available throughout Acela Express trains.

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

Washington D.C. is 225 miles (362 kilometers) away from New York and the journey duration for trains traveling between the two cities varies, depending on which Amtrak service you choose. The Amtrak Acela Express is the fastest train from Washington D.C. to New York City, with a journey time of around 2 hours and 56 minutes. This makes it an average of 16% faster than Northeast Regional trains. Amtrak Northeast Regional trains take, on average, 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach New York City from Washington D.C. Every train from Washington D.C. to New York is direct, with no changes.

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

Each day, 37 trains on average depart from Washington D.C. to New York City. The first train departs shortly after 3:00 a.m. and the last train departs shortly after 9:00 p.m. There are two trains every hour for the majority of the day, except during peak travel times, which span from 8:00 a.m. until 9:00 a.m., and 4:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., when typically three services run each hour. The majority of trains provided each day are Amtrak Northeast Regional services, which provide an average of 23 trains per day. High-speed Amtrak Acela Express trains run on average 14 times a day. Travelers can catch an Acela Express once an hour, between 5:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. If travelers want to leave before 5:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m., they must catch a Northeast Regional service.

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

Departure station: all trains to New York depart from Washington Union Station. Washington Union Station is only nine minutes away from central Washington D.C. on the Red Metro line. If passengers are traveling from elsewhere in Washington D.C, Union Station is well-connected across the Washington Metro network. Washington Union Station is accessible for passengers with limited mobility. Escalators take passengers from the concourse to platforms and there are disabled toilets throughout the station. Amenities include Quik-Trak kiosks for shopping before departure and a ClubAcela lounge, where United Mileage cardholders can relax before boarding. Amtrak advises that passengers arrive at least 30 minutes before their train's scheduled departure. However, if a passenger has requested assistance, it is recommended they arrive a minimum of 45 minutes in advance of the departure time.

Arrival station: trains from Washington D.C. arrive at New York Penn Station. New York Penn Station is around six minutes away from central Manhattan via the C Metro line. New York Penn Station has escalators that take passengers from the concourse to platforms and is accessible to travelers with limited mobility. Amenities include Quik-Trak kiosks and WiFi throughout the station. Restaurants and cafes are available throughout the station for travelers to use.

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Trains from Washington, DC to New York City
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FAQs
What is the price of the cheapest train from Washington, DC to New York City?
Looking to save money on your trip? Omio customers have found the cheapest train between Washington, DC and New York City for the next 7 days starting from $78 (€60)  one way.
What is the price of a train ticket from Washington, DC to New York City?
The train price to New York City from Washington, DC is on average $89 (€69)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this trip in the next 7 days.
What is the distance to New York City from Washington, DC by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance to New York City from Washington, DC by train to be approximately 203 miles (328 km).
How long is a train to New York City from Washington, DC on average?
The Washington, DC to New York City train duration is on average 3 h 21 min, which is to be expected when traveling 203 miles (328 km) between Washington, DC and New York City. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
Can I purchase a direct train from Washington, DC to New York City?
Yes, there are direct trains from Washington, DC to New York City, and you can find a direct train for this route 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.
When is the earliest train from Washington, DC to New York City? When is the last train from Washington, DC to New York City?
You can take the earliest train from Washington, DC to New York City at 8: 45 AM   or take the last train from Washington, DC to New York City leaving at 9: 55 PM. Look for the latest Washington, DC to New York City train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I buy train tickets to New York City from Washington, DC to score the best deals?
If you buy a train ticket from Washington, DC to New York City within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $89 (€69) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets from Washington, DC to New York City are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.