New York to Washington DC Day Trip by Rail

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From $350.94

8 reviews   (3.38)

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 16 hours

Departs: New York, New York

Ticket Type: Paper ticket only accepted

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Take a relaxing day trip by rail from New York to Washington DC. Once you arrive in DC, sightsee via a double-decker bus tour, which will take you past DC's top monuments and museums. Hop-on Hop-off at your leisure with plenty of free time to explore the city on your own. Roundtrip train fare, hop-on hop-off bus tour and a 2-course lunch at Hard Rock Café are all included.

What's Included

Hard Rock Cafe 2 Course Lunch w/ Unlimited Non-Alcoholic Drinks - Priority Skip the Line Seating

Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour in Washington DC

Roundtrip Train Ticket to Washington DC from NY Penn Station

Traveler Information

  • INFANT: Age: 0 - 1
  • CHILD: Age: 2 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 85

Additional Info

  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels

Cancellation Policy

All sales are final. No refund is available for cancellations.

What To Expect

Arlington National Cemetery

• Admission Ticket Free

United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

• Admission Ticket Free

Ford's Theatre

• Admission Ticket Free

Union Station

• Admission Ticket Free

Vietnam Veterans Memorial

• Admission Ticket Free

Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

• Admission Ticket Free

Smithsonian Institution Building

• Admission Ticket Free

National Air and Space Museum

• Admission Ticket Free

U.S. Capitol

• Admission Ticket Free

International Spy Museum

• Admission Ticket Free

Smithsonian American Art Museum

• Admission Ticket Free

Penn Station
Departure point

15 minutes • Admission Ticket Free

Madame Tussauds DC

• Admission Ticket Free


Nice ride on Amtrak
msphoto2, 24-11-2019
Amtrak had a comfortable, clean train. I used porter service which I highly recommend. Much prefer this to flying for convenience and comfort.
Be prepared for a long day it is...
Jennifer L, 10-11-2017

Be prepared for a long day it is worth it.

Started 5.30am finished around 8.30pm. NY Penn station very busy, staff friendly .

Train trip both ways comfortable ,

Washington DC train station has all the facilities you require ie food and bathrooms.

Bus tour : hop on hop off - at your leisure

Hard Rock Cafe

I couldnt fit in as many exhibits as I wanted too , one day is definitely not enough time

Enjoyable day and a must to see if you can spare a full day .

Great trip and really worthwhile...
Claire G, 13-09-2017

Great trip and really worthwhile doing. Was a very long day we were booked onto the train from NY Penn station at 5:30am and train back was at 19:10pm but despite being really tired we would recommend. Plenty of time to do the whole tour and hop on and off bus to see the sights. We did the White House, Lincoln memorial, Capital Hill, Space museum and Arlington cemetery tour plus plenty of time tor lunch and to be back for the train. Make sure you arrive back at Union St in plenty of time....even though the train was scheduled for 19:10pm, they started lining passengers up to board at around 18:30pm.

This day trip is well worth the...
GEORGE M, 03-08-2017

This day trip is well worth the journey and the experience. I enjoyed the day immensely. I recommend this for anyone who likes to generally explore by themselves and who are not keen on an all day guided tour. This was a DIY trip, with train journey, hop on and off bus and meal at Hard Rock Cafe. I was booked on a train at 6am from New York to Washington DC. The journey time was 3 and half hours. Quicker than by bus and cheaper than by plane. The train is better in my opinion than by plane because your travelling from city centre to city centre, without the hassle of travelling to and from an airport. For a foreigner the journey by train gets you to see the surroundings on route to DC, you get to see New Jersey, Maryland and it passes through Philadelphia and Baltimore. A pleasant journey there and back. In Washington DC you have plenty of time to see the sights as you have time to explore from 9.30am until your train journey back to New York at 7pm. Make sure you get to the station at least 45 minutes before so you can be at the front of the queue guaranteeing a good seat back to NYC. I got to see a lot in Washington DC using the hop on and off trolly. Well worth it and the drivers of the trolly were enthusiastic guides, who enlightened your experience. They were knowledgeable and well informative. I also had a chance to visit one of the museums and visited most of the monuments in my own time. Before i returned to the station i ate at Hard Rock cafe. It was a good meal. A good day, very hot and tiring but worth it. Two pieces of advice, bring a camera, bring a hat if its sunny, sun cream if its to hot and umbrella if it rains. I arrived back at NYC at 10.30pm ready for bed. Enjoy!

Check out museum awesome.
dezo55, 27-08-2018
Day trip was awesome . Got up at 5:00am arrive to D.C. Return back to NYC 10:00 pm. Wonderful day in D.C. The amtrak was fast and cool spent time in food and bar car on train.

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