Am­trak from New York to Wash­ing­ton DC

Vacations & Travel - - Fired up on the Big Island - By An­thony Gal­lagher

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.

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