Amtrak from New York to Washington DC
Why would you fly from New York to Washington DC? By the time you add traffic, taxi fares and the time it takes to get through security, the much easier option is to board the Acela Express at Manhattan’s Pennsylvania Station and three and a half hours later you will be in the spectacular Union Station in DC. The Acela is the best solution, and you can even travel business or first class.
Acela Express is Amtrak’s flagship service and the fastest trains frequently travelling across the Northeast states. They mainly travel on freight routes and avoid congestion allowing them to reach maximum speeds of up to 364 kilometres per hour.
First Class passengers enjoy uncrowded and exclusive carriages with premium benefits, including a wide selection of complimentary food and beverages, spacious adjustable seating and extra large tray tables for intimate dining. Before you travel, passengers also have access to Amtrak’s ClubAcela within both stations, allowing you access to private amenities.
For the first-time traveller, Pennsylvania Station is a New York landmark steeped in history, with signature Manhattan hustle and bustle. Juxtaposed, by your arrival and the architectural grandeur of Washington DC’s Union Station, a fitting gateway to this splendid capital city.
All major hotels and landmarks are within easy taxi distance from Union Station, making Amtrak the only option from one city to another. railplus.com.au