New York to Washington D.C. by Train Day Trip

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You can easily travel from New York to Washington D.C. by train. There are a lot of things to see and visit in the capital, not only the White House! How about the Arlington Cemetery or the free Smithsonian Museums? There will be enough time to see all these historical landmarks. The day trip starts at Penn Station, in Midtown Manhattan and includes lunch and a bus tour.

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A Day in Washington D.C.

The train trip itself takes 3 to 3.5 hours. After enjoying the scenery along the way, you’ll arrive in Washington D.C. during the morning. 2-course lunch with priority seating at the Hard Rock Cafe is included. Before and after lunch you have plenty of time to explore the city. Enjoy the Hop on Hop off bus tour of the capital, where you can hop off at any of the sights. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and clothes, as you won’t be returning until late in the evening. It’s advised to bring a small bag with water, snacks, and sunscreen during the summer months.

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Sightseeing: the White House and Arlington Cemetery

The bus stops at or near to, among others, the US Capitol, the Library of Congress, Georgetown and of course, the White House. There is plenty of time to visit the Lincoln, Vietnam and Korean memorials and even see the famous ‘Changing of the Guard’ at Arlington Cemetery. Be sure to hop back on the bus to be in time for the train back to New York.

Eric’s Tip: A day in Washington D.C. is very short and there are many things to see. Because you have a lot of freedom to do as you please, I suggest that you plan a clear itinerary beforehand so you know where you want to go. That way, you can see as much as possible and it will save time. If you prefer your itinerary done for you, take the Washington D.C. day trip by bus and you will be sure to see all the highlights of the capital. Alternatively, you can also book a 2-day trip to Amish Country, Philadelphia and Washington and spend an extra day in the city. Trust me, it’s well worth it!

Practical Information

After purchasing, you will receive a voucher that you can print, or show as a mobile ticket on your phone.

  • Note: If this trip is booked 15 days or less prior to departure, the reservation is subject to a surcharge.
  • Departure Point: Pennsylvania Station (33rd St, between 7th and 8th Ave.)

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