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Duration 3h 22m
Distance 228.5 miles
Average price $60
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between New York and Washington takes 3h 22m and the fastest train takes 2h 49m. There is an hourly train service from New York 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. NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
  2. Washington
2h 57m
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$20 - $250

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station station and arriving at Washington Union Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 57m.

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The distance between New York and Washington is 206 miles. The road distance is 228.5 miles.

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New York to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, depart from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station.

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New York to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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There are 435+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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What companies run services between New York and Washington?

Amtrak Acela operates a train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station hourly. Tickets cost $35 - $250 and the journey takes 2h 57m. Two other operators also service this route.
Train operators
Amtrak Acela
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $250

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $250
Website
Amtrak Acela
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$35 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$65 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$70 - $250
First Class - Child 2-12
$100 - $190
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$190 - $350
First Class - Adult
$210 - $380
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $130

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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Night train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95

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