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Washington, DC to New York, NY by train

The journey from Washington, DC to New York, NY by train is 204.34 mi and takes 3 hr 20 min. There are 25 connections per day, with the first departure at 5:25 AM and the last at 10:00 PM. It is possible to travel from Washington, DC to New York, NY by train for as little as $38.44 or as much as $227.85. The best price for this journey is $38.44.

Lowest Price$38.44
Journey Duration3 hr 20 min
Connection per Day25
Lowest Price$38.44
Highest Price$227.85
First Departure5:25 AM
Last Departure10:00 PM
Distance204.34 mi
DepartureWashington, DC
ArrivalNew York, NY
CarriersAmtrak

Washington, DC to New York, NY Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, Jun 19, 2024

Trains Washington, DC, to New York, NY

The train from Washington, DC, to New York, NY, lasts on average 3 hr 20 min. Around 25 trains depart daily between Wahington and New York, and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $103.63.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the U.S., operates the train from Washington to New York. The good news is that all the trains connecting D.C. and N.Y. are direct. There are several options, but it comes down to the speed train Acela and the regional trains.

  1. The Acela Express is a high-speed train between Washington, D.C., and New York City. In fact, it is the fastest train in the Northeast Corridor, reaching 150 miles per hour, stopping at Baltimore, Wilmington, Philadelphia, and Newark before arriving in New York City.
  2. 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 a day. The Northeast Regional is a slower train than the Acela, 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 Washington to New York 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.

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

In New York you will debarque on Penn Station. Take a stroll through Korea Town, shop around Macy's Herald Square, and take some classic New York City views along the High Line. Dining options near Penn Station are abundant, from Afghan Kebab House offering flavorful Afghan cuisine to Hill Country BBQ with its Texas-style barbeque smorgasbord. For the uninhibited shoppers, make sure to pay their shopping mecca off Fifth Avenue a visit - it's sure to fulfill all your retail needs!

So if you're planning to travel to Washington from New York 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 Washington and New York.

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Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Washington, DC to New York, NY.

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If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Washington, DC to New York, NY, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Washington, DC to New York, NY.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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When travelling to New York, NY by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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Washington, DC to New York, NY CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
23.02kg
Bus
24.66kg
Flight
65.77kg
Car
52.62kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Washington, DC to New York, NY by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Washington, DC and New York, NY are 23.02kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Washington, DC and New York, NY? By taking the train between Washington, DC and New York, NY you will save 42.75kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.64kg compared to a bus and 29.6kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Washington, DC to New York, NY?
A train ticket from Washington, DC to New York, NY is $103.63. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $38.44.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Washington, DC to New York, NY?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Washington, DC to New York, NY is $38.44. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Washington, DC and New York, NY by train?
Washington, DC to New York, NY is 204.34 mi.
How long does the train between Washington, DC and New York, NY take?
Washington, DC to New York, NY is on average 3 hr 20 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hr 51 min.
How many train connections per day go from Washington, DC to New York, NY?
Washington, DC to New York, NY has 25 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Washington, DC to New York, NY leave?
The earliest train from Washington, DC to New York, NY departs at 5:25 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Washington, DC to New York, NY depart?
The latest train from Washington, DC to New York, NY departs at 10:00 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Washington, DC to New York, NY in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $38.44 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Washington, DC to New York, NY?
There are on average 25 direct connection(s) from Washington, DC to go to New York, NY.
What's the fastest journey time between Washington, DC to New York, NY by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Washington, DC and New York, NY is 2 hr 51 min.
Is there a direct train from Washington, DC to New York, NY?
Yes, there is a direct train between Washington, DC and New York, NY.
What are the CO2 emissions for Washington, DC to New York, NY by train?
The train journey from Washington, DC to New York, NY creates 23.02kg of CO2 emissions.

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