Northeast Regional

  • Boston
  • Providence / Springfield
  • Hartford
  • New York
  • Washington, DC
  • Roanoke / Richmond
  • Norfolk / Newport News
  • Virginia Beach
12 hours 30 minutes Multiple Departures Daily

Convenient and affordable downtown-to-downtown service up and down the Northeast Corridor. Northeast Regional trains offer a comfortable and enjoyable way to travel throughout the Northeast Corridor and points beyond. Skip the hassles of I-95 traffic and enjoy the benefits of train travel. Feel free to move about the train and relax on your way to your destination.

Coach class features comfortable seating with at least 39 inches of legroom, outlets for your laptop, complimentary WiFi and extra storage space for your luggage. 

The Cafe Car offers tasty sandwiches, salads, snacks and hot and cold beverages, including a variety of wine, beer and soda. In our popular Quiet Car, where cell phones are silent and conversation is kept to a minimum, you can completely relax throughout the ride.

Enjoy an enhanced travel experience in Business class. Northeast Regional Business class isn't typical business class. It's Extra Class. Every ticket offers passengers extra. Even more extra legroom, extra Amtrak Guest Rewards Points an extra car dedicated to them, extra flexibility with an easily refundable ticket for those last-minute itinerary changes, seat selection and a non-alcoholic complimentary beverage. Because Business class isn't just for business, it's for everything extra.

Take the Train to Virginia

With daily round-trip service to Roanoke, VA, and hourly morning service from Richmond, VA, its easy to travel from central Virginia to anywhere in the Northeast Corridor. With departures from Norfolk to destinations north of the city, you have even more choices to complement the existing Amtrak rail service between Virginia Beach, Norfolk and Newport News.

The Roanoke - DC and Richmond - DC segments of the Northeast Regional are financed and operated in partnership with the Commonwealth of Virginia. See

Providence, RI Connecting Bus Service

Get more out of your Amtrak trip with Connecting Bus Service from Providence, RI to New Bedford, MA and Worcester, MA, with an intermediate stop at Fall River. With these connections, you can reach Boston, New Haven, New York and more. Choose from morning, afternoon and evening departures on weekdays and weekends.

All buses are ADA accessible and feature electrical outlets, WiFi and comfortable reclining seats. Buses will wait for connecting passengers if trains are delayed. This service is operated by DATTCO through an agreement with Amtrak.

Providence customers can also connect to Seastreak ferry service to Martha’s Vineyard, MA and seasonal ferry service to Newport, RI and Nantucket, MA.

Connections to Central Connecticut and Western Massachusetts

Amtrak Hartford Line and Valley Flyer trains offer service through central Connecticut and into western Massachusetts, seven days a week, with convenient connections at New Haven - Union Station. Food services are not available on these trains.

Features & Amenities

Amenities vary by train.

Accommodations vary by train. Some trains may feature forward and backward-facing seating, preferred seat orientation is not guaranteed.

Corridor Cafe Menu

Downloadable menus are updated regularly, but menu items and prices are subject to change and may be different from what is available onboard.

Take your small dog or cat along with you on the train. Before you go, learn more about the types of pets allowed, pet reservations and fares, approved pet carriers and additional details.

See the Complete Pet Program Guidelines

Where do you want to go? From state capitals to the nation’s capital, beaches to the Blue Ridge mountains, from historic sites to the bright lights of Broadway, the Northeast Regional gets you there with comfort and convenience as you breeze past the back-ups on I-95. The choice is yours: sit in traffic or sit back, stretch your legs and let Amtrak move you.

“There are no traffic jams on the extra mile.” — Zig Ziglar