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Washington, DC’s Train Station Essentials

Amtrak's Washington DC Union Station atrium

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, on, from the Amtrak app, at an Amtrak kiosk or from a ticketing agent at any Amtrak station.



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There's Only One DC. Plan your trip today.

DC is the only place where you can visit world-class Smithsonian museums, stunning national monuments and memorials without paying admission. It’s the only place where you can view the founding documents of our country, then have a Michelin-starred meal. There’s also a vibrant arts and culture scene, miles and miles of green space and major men's and women's pro sports teams.

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You Get Game Time Ready, We’ll Get You There.

There's nothing like seeing the Nationals live in action. Travel to home games in DC and away games across the Northeast Corridor with easy downtown-to-downtown service. Ride in spacious seating with free WiFi so you can get up to speed on the latest Nationals news. Buttery popcorn, high-fives and game day traditions are all just an Amtrak away.




Get on board for Mystics action.

Ride Amtrak in comfort and convenience to see the biggest stars play throughout the league this season. You'll avoid the hassles of city traffic with downtown to downtown service, and catch up on your favorite players' stats with free WiFi. So, just kick back in spacious seating and relax before you get to the game to get loud for the Mystics.



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. 

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.




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


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


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


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.