Cheap train tickets from New York City to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Cheapest

£65

Average

£101

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 New York City to Washington, DC will cost around £ 101 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only £ 65.

Cheapest
18:05Penn Station3h34 21:39Union Station
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£651One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:15Penn Station3h50 18:05Union Station
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£891One-way
2nd Cheapest
14:05Penn Station3h32 17:37Union Station
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£891One-way
2nd Cheapest
13:17Penn Station3h21 16:38Union Station
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£891One-way
2nd Cheapest
15:04Penn Station3h33 18:37Union Station
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£891One-way

Train schedule New York City to Washington, DC

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06:02Penn Station3h31 09:33Union Station
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07:17Penn Station3h30 10:47Union Station
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09:05Penn Station3h35 12:40Union Station
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11:02Penn Station3h36 14:38Union Station
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12:50Penn Station3h22 16:12Union Station
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13:17Penn Station3h21 16:38Union Station
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14:05Penn Station3h32 17:37Union Station
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14:15Penn Station3h50 18:05Union Station
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15:04Penn Station3h33 18:37Union Station
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18:05Penn Station3h34 21:39Union Station
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Sat
29 Jan
£65Amtrak
£18Flixbus
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Sun
30 Jan
£89Amtrak
£16Flixbus
£200United
Mon
31 Jan
£49Amtrak
£16Flixbus
£121United
Tue
1 Feb
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£13Flixbus
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Wed
2 Feb
£49Amtrak
£15Flixbus
£121United
Thu
3 Feb
£41Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£121United
Fri
4 Feb
£57Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£110United
Sat
5 Feb
£40Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£176Republic Airlines
Sun
6 Feb
£57Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£110United
Mon
7 Feb
£40Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£87United
Tue
8 Feb
£32Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£87United
Wed
9 Feb
£40Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£87United
Thu
10 Feb
£32Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£87United
Fri
11 Feb
£40Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£53American Airlines
Sat
12 Feb
£24Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£46American Airlines
Sun
13 Feb
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£13Flixbus
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Mon
14 Feb
£24Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£46Republic Airlines
Tue
15 Feb
£24Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£46Republic Airlines
Wed
16 Feb
£24Amtrak
£13Flixbus
£46Republic Airlines
Thu
17 Feb
£24Amtrak
£14Flixbus
£46American Airlines

Fastest train times from New York City to Washington, DC

Showing times and prices for 29 Jan

Fastest Journey

3 h 21 m

Average

3 h 32 m

Trains per day

10

Distance

328 km

Of the 10 trains that leave New York City for Washington, DC every day 10 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 32 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 3 h 21 m .

The slowest trains will take 3 h 50 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
13:17Penn Station3h21 16:38Union Station
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£891One-way
2nd Fastest
12:50Penn Station3h22 16:12Union Station
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£891One-way
07:17Penn Station3h30 10:47Union Station
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£1171One-way
06:02Penn Station3h31 09:33Union Station
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£1171One-way
14:05Penn Station3h32 17:37Union Station
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£891One-way

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Overview: Train from New York City to Washington, DC

distanceDistance203 miles (328 km)
durationAverage train duration3 h 20 min
priceAverage train ticket price£65 (€75)
frequencyTrain frequency17 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 17 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from New York City to Washington, DC cover the 203 miles (328 km) long journey taking on average 3 h 20 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. Normally, there are 17 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around £65, you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as £40.

Train providers: Amtrak trains New York City to Washington, DC

You can travel by train to Washington, DC from New York City with Amtrak for as low as £40. When you search for timetables and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train provider 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 from New York City to Washington, DC.

  • Average Price: £40

These are Amtrak 's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train to Washington, DC from New York City:

  • 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).

Travel Tips: Trains from New York City to Washington, DC

Travel by train to Washington, DC 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 New York City to Washington, DC.
FAQs

How much do cheap trains between New York City and Washington, DC cost?

Omio customers have found the cheapest trains to Washington, DC from New York City to cost as little as £40  in the next 7 days.

How much does the train from New York City to Washington, DC cost on average?

In the next 7 days you’ll find that the average cost of a train ticket between New York City and Washington, DC is £65  one way.

How many miles is it from New York City to Washington, DC by train?

When travelling this route you should expect the distance from New York City to Washington, DC via train to be approximately 203 miles (328 km).

What is the average New York City to Washington, DC train duration?

The train time to Washington, DC from New York City is on average 3 h 20 min  for the 203 miles (328 km) long journey, but the time it takes to go between New York City and Washington, DC by train can vary depending on specific dates or travelling on weekends and holidays.

What train providers go from New York City to Washington, DC?

For the route from New York City to Washington, DC you can take a train with Amtrak or Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services between New York City and Washington, DC on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.

Can I purchase a direct train from New York City to Washington, DC?

Yes, there are 17 direct trains per day from New York City to Washington, DC, and you can find a direct train for this trip with Amtrak or Amtrak  on Omio. It's worth paying attention to when you purchase your train ticket as direct services tend to offer more convenience and save you time getting to your destination.

How many train services are there to Washington, DC from New York City a day?

The average number of trains departing New York City for Washington, DC is 17 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.

When is the earliest train from New York City to Washington, DC? When is the last train from New York City to Washington, DC?

The first New York City to Washington, DC train departs at 11: 02   and the last train from New York City to Washington, DC leaves at 23: 05. Check out the most up-to-date New York City to Washington, DC train timetable on Omio and find the best time to travel to your destination.

How early should I book New York City 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 providers offering this trip and save money. If you book train tickets from New York City to Washington, DC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £65 one way. To find the best prices for this trip, consider booking your train ticket from New York City to Washington, DC a few months in advance.