Acela high-speed trains travel between Boston and Washington D.C. multiple times each day. Choose from business-class seats or upgrade to first class for complimentary meal service and free beverages. All passengers can also stop by the on-board café to purchase food.

Things to Know

  • There is café car available to all passengers.
  • Seats are assigned (you can change your assignment after purchasing your tickets).
  • First class has single seat options, so you don’t have to sit next to anyone.
  • Trains can fill up on Monday morning and in the afternoon on Thursday and Friday.
  • The Acela Express is faster than the Northeast Regional trains that travel along a similar route, especially when traveling longer distances.


You can view current schedules via Google Maps or when starting the ticket booking process on the homepage. If you know your start and end stations, you can also use the Amtrak website to create a custom timetable.


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