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Duration 7h 35m
Distance 437.7 miles
Average price $80
Frequency 19/day

Trip overview

The average train between Washington and Boston takes 7h 35m and the fastest train takes 6h 40m. There is a train service every few hours from Washington to Boston. 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. Washington Union Station
  2. Boston
6h 56m
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$55 - $210

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 56m.

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The distance between Washington and Boston is 396 miles. The road distance is 437.7 miles.

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

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

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What companies run services between Washington and Boston?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Boston South Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $55 - $80 and the journey takes 6h 56m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours.
Train operators
Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 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 Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
6h 56m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Premium
$240 - $340
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Seat
$110 - $160
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 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 Washington Union Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
10h 18m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$90 - $210
Business Class Seat
$150 - $270

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