Washington, DC to Boston train

Cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to Boston

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Cheapest

£149

Average

£227

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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16:02Union Station8h08 00:10Back Bay Station, MA
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£1491One-way
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22:00Union Station9h53 07:53Back Bay Station, MA
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£1491One-way
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13:25Union Station8h04 21:29Back Bay Station, MA
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£1491One-way
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22:00Union Station9h58 07:58South Station
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£1491One-way
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13:25Union Station8h11 21:36South Station
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£1491One-way

Train schedule Washington, DC to Boston

Showing trains for tomorrow, Thursday, 18 August
06:00Union Station6h45 12:45South Station
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06:00Union Station6h39 12:39Back Bay Station, MA
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07:00Union Station6h39 13:39Back Bay Station, MA
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07:00Union Station6h45 13:45South Station
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07:15Union Station8h03 15:18South Station
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07:15Union Station7h58 15:13Back Bay Station, MA
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08:45Union Station7h53 16:38South Station
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08:45Union Station7h43 16:28Back Bay Station, MA
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10:00Union Station6h51 16:51Back Bay Station, MA
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10:00Union Station6h56 16:56South Station
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10:10Union Station8h20 18:30South Station
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10:10Union Station8h13 18:23Back Bay Station, MA
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12:00Union Station6h43 18:43South Station
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12:00Union Station6h36 18:36Back Bay Station, MA
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12:05Union Station7h49 19:54Back Bay Station, MA
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12:05Union Station7h57 20:02South Station
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13:25Union Station8h04 21:29Back Bay Station, MA
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13:25Union Station8h11 21:36South Station
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14:00Union Station6h49 20:49South Station
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14:00Union Station6h44 20:44Back Bay Station, MA
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14:05Union Station7h49 21:54Back Bay Station, MA
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14:05Union Station7h57 22:02South Station
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15:00Union Station6h40 21:40Back Bay Station, MA
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15:00Union Station6h45 21:45South Station
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16:00Union Station6h42 22:42Back Bay Station, MA
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16:00Union Station6h47 22:47South Station
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16:02Union Station8h08 00:10Back Bay Station, MA
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16:02Union Station8h13 00:15South Station
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22:00Union Station9h53 07:53Back Bay Station, MA
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22:00Union Station9h58 07:58South Station
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Fastest train times from Washington, DC to Boston

Showing times and prices for 18 Aug

Fastest Journey

6 h 36 m

Average

7 h 33 m

Trains per day

30

Distance

634 km

Of the 30 trains that leave Washington, DC for Boston every day 30 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Fastest
12:00Union Station6h36 18:36Back Bay Station, MA
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£3231One-way
2nd Fastest
07:00Union Station6h39 13:39Back Bay Station, MA
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£2911One-way
2nd Fastest
06:00Union Station6h39 12:39Back Bay Station, MA
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£2911One-way
15:00Union Station6h40 21:40Back Bay Station, MA
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£2911One-way
16:00Union Station6h42 22:42Back Bay Station, MA
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£2911One-way

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Overview: Train from Washington, DC to Boston

distanceDistance393 miles
durationAverage train duration8 h 4 min
priceAverage train ticket price£112 (€127)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak or Amtrak

Trains from Washington, DC to Boston cover the 393 miles long trip taking on average 8 h 4 min with our travel partners like Amtrak or Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this journey for as low as £44, but the average price of train tickets is £112.

Train providers: Amtrak and Amtrak Acela trains Washington, DC to Boston

Find the best trains between Washington, DC and Boston with Omio's travel partners Amtrak and Amtrak Acela from £44. We can find you the best deals, timetables and tickets when comparing and booking the best trip.

Amtrak
Amtrak Acela

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 Washington, DC to Boston.

Train information from Washington, DC to Boston with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 27 h 26 min
  • Average Price: £44
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Acela is the flagship high-speed train service from Amtrak, the main train operator of 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 to Boston from Washington, DC. 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.

Train information from Washington, DC to Boston with Amtrak Acela:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 57 min
  • Amtrak Acela frequency: 5 a day

Travel Tips: Trains from Washington, DC to Boston

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
If you’re looking to save money on tickets, you can find a cheap train to Boston from Washington, DC for as little as £44  in the next 7 days.
If you’re looking to buy tickets for this route in the next 7 days, you’ll find that Washington, DC to Boston train prices are on average £112  one way.
The train distance from Washington, DC to Boston is around 393 miles.
The Washington, DC to Boston train duration is on average 8 h 4 min, which is to be expected when travelling 393 miles from Washington, DC to Boston. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and bank holidays.
For the best Washington, DC to Boston train to buy, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak or Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services from Washington, DC to Boston to compare what amenities they may offer.
The earliest train departing from Washington, DC to Boston leaves at 14: 10. The last train departing from Washington, DC to Boston leaves at 21: 10. You can find the latest Washington, DC to Boston train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
In general, we recommend booking tickets for trains in advance to score the best deals from all possible train providers offering this route and save money. If you buy train tickets to Boston from Washington, DC within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average £112 one way. To find the best prices for this route, consider booking your train ticket from Washington, DC to Boston a few months in advance.

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