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Traveling from New York, NY, to Washington, DC

The train from New York, NY, to Washington, DC, lasts on average . Around trains depart a day between New York, PA, and Washington, DC, the average price is and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around .

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the U.S., operates the train from New York to Washington. The good news is that all connections between New York and Washington are direct. There are several options, but it comes down to whether you need to get there fast with the speed train Acela or take your time with slightly slower lines like the Northeast Regional.

 The Acela Express is a high-speed train between Boston, MA, and Washington, D.C. It is the fastest train in the Northeast Corridor, reaching 150 miles per hour, stopping at Newark, Metropark, Philadelphia, BWI Marshall Airport, Baltimore, and Wilmington before arriving in Washington. Acela tickets are pricier due to their incredible speeds and comfort. Extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, and a power outlet under each seat are some of the perks you can expect on the Amtrak Acela Express.

 The Northeast Regional is the most popular train due to its price and frequency. It runs 15 times daily, unlike other regional trains, Carolinian, Crescent, and Palmetto, which run only once daily. The Northeast Regional is a slower train, but it makes more stops along the way, making it a more convenient option for passengers who need to make connections. 

The train journey from New York to Washington is one of the most scenic in the United States. The route takes passengers through some of the country's most beautiful countryside, including the Catskill Mountains and the Hudson River Valley. 

You will start your journey at New York's Penn Station's newest addition - Moynihan Train Hall. Recently opened in 2021, the new transportation facility and architectural marvel is situated across 8th Avenue from Penn Station. Fun fact or a warning, Penn station is said to be the busiest train station in the western hemisphere, so keep your eyes peeled for your belongings and take a deep breath before you step into the station.

In Washington, you will arrive at  D.C. Union Station. Just a few blocks from the U.S. Capitol Building. Amtrak, MARC, VRE trains, and several bus lines serve Union Station. The best way to reach it is by public transportation, and it is accessible by Metro Rail (Red Line) and several bus routes. If you are driving, there is a parking garage next to the station.

So if you're planning to travel from New York to Washington by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between New York and Washington.

Journey Summary with Train

The journey from New York, NY to Washington, DC by Train is 328 km and takes . There are connections per day, with the first departure at and the last at . It is possible to travel from New York, NY to Washington, DC by Train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Distance 203.8 mi
Departure New York, NY
Arrival Washington, DC
Carriers Amtrak, Amtrack

Train Tickets from New York, NY to Washington, DC

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Departure date
Friday,Feb 03 2023

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$ 31.62
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$ 30.34
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$ 29.66
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$ 29.66
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$ 28.99
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$ 29.99
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$ 28.99

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New York, NY to Washington, DC Co2 Emissions by Train

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Flight
93.765kg
Train
4.606kg
Bus
22.372kg
Car
16.121kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between New York, NY and Washington, DC by train?
New York, NY to Washington, DC is 328.5km.
Which companies operate from New York, NY to Washington, DC?
New York, NY to Washington, DC is covered by 1 operator(s). You can find on Virail Amtrak provide services on this route.
From which stations can I leave from New York, NY to Washington, DC?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from New York, NY to go to Washington, DC. You can go from New York, Ny and you can arrive at Washington, Dc.
Is there a direct train from New York, NY to Washington, DC?
Yes there is a direct train between New York, NY and Washington, DC.
What are the CO2 emissions for New York, NY to Washington, DC by train?
The train journey from New York, NY to Washington, DC creates 4.606kg CO2 emissions.

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