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Train Boston to Washington: Trip Overview

Train Boston to Washington: Trip Overview

Average ticket price$144
Average train trip duration7h 50m
Number of daily trains58
Earliest train departure5:05 AM
Distance391 miles (630 km)
Latest train departure8:11 PM
Please note, this information is subject to change.
Train Companies

Train Companies

Amtrak Boston Washington recent customer reviews

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Marina C.January 24, 2024
US train company: Brightline

Boston to Washington Trains

Information on this train trip

Daily Trains58
Earliest and Latest Train Departures5:05AM - 8:11PM
Minimum Price$40
Average Ticket Price$144
Minimum Trip Duration6h20m
Average Train Trip Duration7h50m
Distance391 miles (630 km)
Train Companies on This RouteAmtrak
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions for your trip Boston - Washington

The average train ticket price from Boston to Washington is $144. The best way to find train tickets from Boston to Washington is to book your tickets as early as possible. Prices tend to rise as your travel date approaches, so book in advance to secure the best prices!

A train trip between Boston and Washington is around 7h 50m, although the fastest train will take about 6h 20m. This is the time it takes to travel the 394 miles that separates the two cities.

The number of trains from Boston to Washington can differ depending on the day of the week. On average, there are 58. Some trains are direct while others have layovers. Simplify your train trip from Boston to Washington by comparing and selecting the train that fits your travel style and budget on Busbud.

When taking the train from Boston to Washington, you can travel comfortably and safely with Amtrak.

Trains traveling between Boston and Washington leave from South Station or Back Bay Station and arrive at Union Station.

Once in Washington, you can exploring the city. The top sights and things to do are Arlington National Cemetery, Washington National Cathedral, National Gallery of Art, National Museum of American History, United States Capitol.

Find cheapest prices for trains

Find cheapest prices for trains

Price is for a one-way ticket for one passenger and based on past searches.

Best price found
02/20
$107
02/21
$138
Today
$179
02/23
$149
02/24
$149
02/25
$179
02/26
$80
02/27
$40
The cheapest trip from Boston to Washington was searched and found on Feb 27, 2024 with a price of $40

To save money and be sure you have the best seat, it's a good idea to buy your train tickets from Boston to Washington, as early as possible.

You can expect to pay from $40 to $489 for a train ticket from Boston to Washington based on the last 2 days. You can expect to find the cheapest price for the trip at $40 which is on 2024-02-27.

Usually Amtrak Acela will charge you higher prices for tickets closer to the departure date. To find the best prices, you should be flexible on your date of travel.

About Train Travel

Train Travel Tips

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Regional train? High-speed train? Whichever train to Washington you take, you’ll help reduce the environmental impact and carbon footprint of your trip. As you watch the landscapes unfold before your eyes, you can tell yourself that with this choice, you are making sure they remain protected.

By choosing the train between Boston and Washington, you emit up to 30 times less CO2 than for the same journey made by plane or car!

Make a music playlist for your train ride from Boston to Washington, and enjoy the scenery to tunes from your own personal soundtrack.

Did you know?

The longest train journey in the world is between Europe and Asia. This long journey starts from Porto in Portugal and crosses the whole European continent to reach Hanoi in Vietnam in 12 days while traveling more than 17,000 km.

Japanese trains are always on time, it is extremely infrequent to see breakdowns during peak periods. In the event of a delay of more than 5 minutes, the crew will personally apologize to each passenger.

Some trains in Sweden can recover more than a fifth of the energy they use by braking. This is especially true with ore trains as they descend from Narvik to Kiruna.

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Train from Washington to Boston

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