Trains Washington, DC to New York, NY: Times, Prices and Tickets

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Washington, DC to New York, NY by train

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Trains from Washington to New York take about and cost . There are daily connections from Washington to New York. The first train departs for New York at , while the final train leaves at .

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The journey from Washington, DC to New York, NY

The Amtrak service from Washington to New York is a convenient 226-mile journey between two great cities. Make the trip within 3 hours with the speedy Acela service, Amtrak’s high-speed train covering the East Coast. Other options include the Northeast Regional, a slower service with several more stops. The journey itself is a quick and convenient service along the Northeast Corridor with spacious carriages and onboard services. This is Amtrak’s most popular rail route, with plenty of daily departures.

Your west-east journey departs from Washington’s grand Union Station. This pearly white palace of a station is a treat to explore. Built in 1908, it features elegant arches and architectural flourishes influenced by Baroque design. It’s also packed with fine amenities and services, from cafes and food courts to barbers. Be sure to arrive in good time to board your train east. While services differ with some more direct, non-stop options, the following stations are usually visited en route:

  • Baltimore Penn Station
  • Wilmington Station
  • Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  • Newark Penn Station
  • New York Penn Station

Crossing through Maryland

Heading east from Union Station, you'll pass the leafy United States National Arboretum before crossing into Maryland. From here, your train heads northeast to Baltimore. You enter the city by the century-old Baltimore and Potomac Tunnel. Not much else of Baltimore is visible from the train as you pull out of Baltimore and head across Maryland.

Through Maryland, you'll catch glimpses of the delightful Chesapeake Bay. The train hugs the coast as it crosses the mouth of the Susquehanna River. To your right, Elk Neck State Park and the serene North East River. From here, you cross quickly into Delaware for Wilmington. Approaching Wilmington, your train passes the Old Swedes Church. This 17th-century church was built by Scandinavian immigrants before English Quakers settled the region. Keep your eyes peeled for its white bell tower pulling out from Wilmington .

Through the City of Brotherly Love

Your next major stop is Philadelphia as you follow the Delaware River northeast. You’ll catch excellent glimpses of the city’s historic skyline to your right across the Schuylkill River. Departing 30th Street Station, your train snakes around the river, offering fine views of the historic Boathouse Row to your right. This charming waterfront area consists of charming historic Victorian boathouses with mock-Tudor facades.

Your train now heads northeast for New Jersey, crossing over the Delaware River into Trenton. It’s a short ride across the state through open fields and suburbs for New York. Your first stop, however, is Newark Penn Station, located in the heart of downtown Newark. Leaving New Jersey, you’ll catch glimpses of New York’s skyline before heading underground, tunneling beneath the Hudson River for Manhattan. You disembark at New York Penn Station, the centrally placed hub for East Coast travel.

Discover New York, NY, epicenter of culture

New York is a dazzling city that’s bursting with iconic attractions. From architectural behemoths like the Empire State Building to cultural wonders like Broadway, this is a true world city. Take in a glitzy show, visit the greatest art museums, or simply indulge in some fine New York food.

A cultural capital brimming with art

New York is an epicenter for the arts, boasting several world-beating collections and museums. The Met, Guggenheim, and MoMA all converge within the confines of Manhattan. Together these three provide a triangulation of the world’s finest art collections. From Renaissance masters to American modern classics, you could spend days in these titans and still just skim the surface. It’s not all massive institutions, though. Head to Chelsea, Brooklyn, and the Lower East Side for smaller, avant-garde galleries displaying the latest trends.

Culture isn’t just a daytime thing. New York comes to life at night with premier ballet, theater performances, music, and improv comedy. The legendary Broadway boasts world-famous musicals, while smaller, more daring performances liven up Off-Broadway. Jazz enthusiasts should head to Harlem for the best clubs, while classical fans must head to the stunning Carnegie Hall. Visitors are spoiled by the ongoing influx of shows and performers here, so be sure to take advantage.

Iconic landmarks and neighborhoods

New York hosts an exceptional number of must-visit landmarks. Chief among these is the iconic Statue of Liberty. This great symbol of the American immigrant dream now welcomes tourists with fine museums. You can even climb the 354 steps inside to reach the crown’s viewing platform. Another highlight must be the Empire State Building. This resplendent art deco skyscraper remains a dreamy spot at sunset when the lights glitter and bound around.

One of the greatest things to do in New York is also the simplest: walking. Head to Central Park to explore one of the most famous green spaces in the world. Its 843 acres boast everything from charming meadows to manicured gardens and Shakespeare performances. Next, go neighborhood rambling. Greenwich Village, East Village, and Chelsea are all delightful areas to spend a day exploring. Want a slice of hipsterdom? Head to Brooklyn for its kitsch seaside eateries and craft beer taprooms.

Culinary wonderland

New York is quite simply a world-beating culinary capital. Regional and world cuisines play out against fine dining and down-and-dirty junk food. There are many rites of passage when arriving in New York. Street corner hot dogs, New York-style pizzas, bagels, and pastrami sandwiches are all local institutions. If you’re after a full-blown foodie day, head to Brooklyn for future-thinking, macrobiotic, vegan, and ethnic fare.

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Washington, DC to New York, NY by train

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

Ticket price Washington, DC - New York, NY every day

$ 58.99
$ 88.27
In 2 days
$ 41.99
In 3 days
$ 28.74
In 4 days
$ 28.74
In 5 days
$ 28.99
In 6 days

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How much time will it take to go from Washington, DC to New York, NY by train?

The distance between Washington, DC and New York, NY is approximately 204.4 mi. In general, it will take you about to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly.

When do the first and last departures from Washington, DC to New York, NY leave?

The first journey of the night departs from Washington, DC at . If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at . Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Washington, DC and New York, NY. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

When traveling from Washington, DC to New York, NY by train, which stations can I use?

Depending on the type of transport, and the provider you decide to use for your journey, you will be able to depart Washington, DC from the following stations: Washington, DC. Arriving at New York, NY, your route will pass through all or some of the following stations: New York, NY. Not all transport providers serve every station, so check in advance to see exactly where your route takes you. You may need to use another form of transport to get from one station to another or to your final destination when you arrive in New York, NY.

How many journeys from Washington, DC to New York, NY take place each day?

Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Washington, DC to New York, NY. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.


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