Skip the Bus from DC to NYC, Take the Train!

Skip the Bus from DC to NYC, Take the Train!

Why take the bus from DC to NYC or Philly? If you book at least 14 days in advance, you can save up to 25% on train tickets to the same destinations and skip all the traffic!

Our Northeast Regional trains are great for weekend trips to see friends and family. For starters, our seats are super comfortable with a minimum of 39 inches of legroom (<–read that again!), electrical outlets for your laptop, FREE WiFi and extra storage space for your luggage.

Busy Amtrak Train

There’s also a Café Car offering sandwiches, salads, snacks and hot and cold beverages (including wine and beer) if you get hungry during your trip.

When you want to use your train trip to catch up on work or school assignments, there’s always the Quiet Car. Cell phones are silent and conversation is kept to a minimum. It’s also the best place for some serious power napping, just try not to snore!

In Business Class, you’ll enjoy even more legroom, a complimentary digital newspaper and a beverage in the Café Car with access to conference tables on a first-come, first-served basis.

And if you’d like to take your furry family members along for the ride they can now accompany you aboard the Northeast Regional, several regional routes (Amtrak Cascades, Downeaster, Springfield Shuttles and Illinois services), weekend Acela Express service and all long distance trips less than seven hours.. For the comfort of your pet, there are a few things you need to know before booking your next trip with your pet. Head here for all of the details.

Why do you take the train instead of the bus? Tell us in the comments below!