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Washington, DC’s Train Station Essentials

The gateway to the nation’s capital since 1907, Washington - Union Station today serves tens of millions of commuters, travelers, diners, and shoppers every year and is the second-busiest train station in the Amtrak network.

  • Amtrak WiFi
  • Metropolitan Lounge
  • Dozens of restaurants with plenty of seats
  • Many more accommodations as you wait to board your train
  • Easy connections to the WMATA Metro rail and bus system and MARC or VRE commuter trains
  • A few steps from the U.S. Capitol Building and the National Gallery of Art

Union Station DC connects passengers not only to major cities in the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia, but from coast-to-coast as well. Popular destinations from Washington, DC, also include Miami, Stamford, and Charleston.

Take a look at the full list of Amtrak's train routes including Acela for the essential details on amenities, accommodations, menus, local guides, route highlights and much more.

Ready to go right now? Buy train tickets to Washington, DC, above, from the Amtrak app, at an Amtrak kiosk or from a ticketing agent at any Amtrak station.

Sample Fares to Washington, DC

New York City, NY
to Washington, DC
For as low as
31
Boston, MA
to Washington, DC
For as low as
36
Richmond, VA
to Washington, DC
For as low as
12
Baltimore, MD
to Washington, DC
For as low as
6
Philadelphia, PA
to Washington, DC
For as low as
18
Raleigh, NC
to Washington, DC
For as low as
48
Chicago, IL
to Washington, DC
For as low as
84
Atlanta, GA
to Washington, DC
For as low as
106
Norfolk, VA
to Washington, DC
For as low as
19
  • Advance purchase is required a minimum of fourteen (14) days prior to travel for Acela fare.
  • Advance purchase is required a minimum of fourteen (21) days prior to travel for Northeast Regional fare.
  • Fares subject to availability.
  • One child age 2 - 12 may accompany each adult at half fare.
  • Valid for coach seats only; no upgrades permitted.
  • Not combinable with any other discount offer.
  • Fares, routes and schedules are subject to change without notice.
  • Once travel has begun; no changes to the itinerary are permitted.
  • Other restrictions may apply.

Arrive in DC by Train and Explore the City Car-Free With the Annual “DC Bike Ride” Event

You are officially invited to the region's favorite social bike ride! Join DC Bike Ride on September 10 and enjoy 20 miles of car-free streets filled with epic views, live music, photo zones, and fun surprises.

  • A social bike ride closing 20 miles of streets
  • A unique way to explore DC's stunning views
  • Completely car-free and with a low elevation gain
  • Safe and for people of all ability levels
  • For ages 3+

Travel by Train to the Heart of DC and Visit "Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience"

Don’t miss your chance to unlock secrets behind Ancient Egypt’s most iconic king in a multi-sensory experience straight from the National Geographic archives. Use code AMTRAK15 to receive 15% off tickets to National Geographic’s Beyond King Tut: The Immersive Experience. Get your tickets at BeyondKingTut.com.

Attractions Near Washington, DC’s Union Station

Home to historic monuments and memorials, world-class museums (most of which are free) and diverse neighborhoods ready for exploring, the nation’s capital is a must-visit destination year-round. Discover everything from acclaimed theater, culinary experiences and an action-packed calendar at Washington.org.

Plan Your Trip to Washington, DC and Save with These Discounts and Deals

Amtrak ticket deals can range from saving on business and coach class seats for booking early, buy one get one free ticket sales on select routes, discounted rates for traveling to major occasions around the country like Pride celebrations or sporting events, and so many more great deals that come and go throughout the year. Even without deals and promotions, an Amtrak train to Washington, DC, can cost as little as $6 (e.g. from Alexandria, VA).

To save on your Amtrak travel to Washington, DC:

Take the Train to Washington, DC on Amtrak and Experience a Better Way to Travel

When it comes to having a great trip, the travel experience can make a world of difference. That’s why Amtrak is committed to being more than just your mode of transportation from point A to point B. Our unique offerings are dedicated to giving you a better way to travel. Ditch the middle seats and hidden fees of plane travel and leave your car trip and gas price worries at home.

Experience

the sights and sounds of America and enjoy sleeping and eating at your leisure.

Explore

America’s historic landmarks and national parks and step right onto the center of major cities.

Enjoy

wide seats, legroom, WiFi, power outlets and space for everything you can’t leave home without.

Save

time, money and the environment with better energy efficiency than driving or flying.

 

Plan your train travel to Washington, DC and beyond and book your Amtrak tickets today.