• Boston
  • New Haven
  • New York
  • Philadelphia
  • Wilmington
  • Washington
7 hours Multiple Departures Daily

Superior comfort, upscale amenities and polished professional service at speeds up to 150 mph, Acela offers hourly service downtown to downtown during peak morning and afternoon rush hours between New York, Washington, DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia and other intermediate cities, as well as many convenient round-trips between New York and Boston.

Acela - A Distinctive Experience

  • Amenities in both Business Class or First Class
  • A faster trip with fewer stops
  • Handy electrical outlets and conference tables
  • Adjustable lighting and large tray tables
  • Café Acela

Enhanced accommodations and superior service await in Acela First Class:

  • Complimentary at-seat meal service (breakfast, lunch and dinner selections)
  • Priority boarding
  • Complimentary beverages
  • Hot towel service
  • Access to station lounges and more

Acela Nonstop

On Acela Nonstop you can travel uninterrupted from New York to Washington, DC, and back again. No stops and no disruptions mean you can travel faster than ever from the Big Apple to the capital. Trains depart from New York at 6:35 am Monday - Wednesday, and effective March 16, 3:25 pm Thursday - Friday. Trains depart from Washington, DC, at 4:30 pm Monday - Friday, so you can make an easy day trip and be home with time to enjoy your evening.

Speed past the traffic jams and toll booth tie-ups. Rest, read, reflect—or work. The choice is yours. Arrive at the station to find yourself just steps away from our nation’s hubs of business, commerce and history. Whether your destination is Faneuil Hall, Independence Hall or the halls of Congress, discover the hassle-free way to travel to the great cities of the Northeast.

“I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the street rushing around...and my heart does a little dance.” — Nora Ephron

Features & Amenities

Accommodations vary by train.

Accommodations vary by train.

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