Duration 7h 25m
Distance 439.5 miles
Average price $140
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Boston and Washington takes 7h 25m and the fastest train takes 6h 39m. There is a train service every few hours from Boston to Washington. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.

Train

  1. Boston South Station
  2. Washington
6h 49m
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$55 - $210

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Boston South Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 49m.

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The distance between Boston and Washington is 396 miles. The road distance is 439.5 miles.

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Boston to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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Boston to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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What companies run services between Boston and Washington?

Amtrak operates a train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 49m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
6h 49m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $210

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
9h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $210
Business Class Seat
$150 - $270
Night train from Boston South Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
7h 52m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$95 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$95 - $210
Business Class Seat
$150 - $270

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