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Traveling from Washington, DC to Newark, NY

The train from Washington, DC, to Newark, NY, lasts on average . Around trains depart a day between Washington, DC, and Newark, NY, 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 Washington, D.C., to Newark. The good news is that all connections between Washington and Newark 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 Baltimore, Philadelphia, Trenton, and other smaller stations before arriving in Washington. Acela tickets are pricier due to their great speeds and comfort. Extra legroom, free Wi-Fi, and a power outlet under each seat are some of the perks you can expect on Amtrak Acela Express.

Northeast Regional is the most popular train due to its price and frequency. It runs 15 times daily, unlike other regional trains, Vermonter, 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 Washington to Newark 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. 

In Washington, you can board 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 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.

Like other cities on the Northeast Corridor, Newark also prides itself on having a station built in an Art Deco style. Newark Penn Station, the namesake of New York and Baltimore stations, will mark your journey's end. It stands as a gateway to both New York City and other areas of the Garden State. The station provides intercity rail service, commuter rail service via New Jersey Transit and Amtrak, light rail service, and bus service. Newark, being one of the busiest towns in the state, offers something for everyone, a visit to the Newark Museum for art buffs or a stroll down the Passaic river for nature lovers.

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

Journey Summary with Train

The journey from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ by Train is 319 km and takes . There are connections per day, with the first departure at and the last at . It is possible to travel from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ by Train for as little as or as much as . The best price for this journey is .

Distance 198.2 mi
Departure Washington, DC
Arrival Newark, NJ
Carriers Amtrak, Amtrack

Train Tickets from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ

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Friday,Feb 03 2023

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Washington, DC to Newark, NJ Co2 Emissions by Train

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Flight
90.915kg
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4.466kg
Bus
21.692kg
Car
15.631kg

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's the distance between Washington, DC and Newark, NJ by train?
Washington, DC to Newark, NJ is 318.9km.
Which companies operate from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ?
Washington, DC to Newark, NJ is covered by 1 operator(s). You can find on Virail Amtrak provide services on this route.
From which stations can I leave from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ?
There are 1 station(s) that you can depart from Washington, DC to go to Newark, NJ. You can go from Washington, Dc and you can arrive at Newark, Nj.
Is there a direct train from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ?
Yes there is a direct train between Washington, DC and Newark, NJ.
What are the CO2 emissions for Washington, DC to Newark, NJ by train?
The train journey from Washington, DC to Newark, NJ creates 4.466kg CO2 emissions.

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