Union Station in Washington D.C. is where Amtrak trains stop in the nation’s capital. Near the Capitol Building and the National Mall at 50 Massachusetts Ave NE, Union Station connects to the local subway (WMATA, not 24 hours) and MARC commuter trains, plus is in walking distance of museums and the United States Botanic Garden.

Amtrak Routes

Many Amtrak routes stop at Union Station that travel up and down the East Coast and Midwest:

Things to Know

  • There’s a large food court and retail stores inside the station (view directory)
  • Bag storage is available near Gate A in the Amtrak concourse
  • Arrive 30 minutes before departure (45 if you need to check bags or require extra assistance)
  • WMATA red line trains connect with Union Station and travel to downtown DC and Dupont Circle (or transfer to another line at Gallery Place or Metro Center)
  • MARC Penn Line trains also depart from Union Station and stop at BWI Airport and downtown Baltimore
  • Union Station bus connections include Megabus, Peter Pan and Greyhound

Nearby Hotels

For a convenient place to stay near Union Station, walk to one of the following hotels:

  • Phoenix Park Hotel
  • Kimpton George Hotel
  • Washington Court Hotel
  • Joie De Vivre Hotel
  • The Liaison Capitol Hill
  • Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill

Things to Do

Hop on the Metro red line inside Union Station to explore to DC or walk to these attractions:

  • National Postal Museum (1-minute walk)
  • Lower Senate Park (5-minute walk)
  • DC Fire and EMS Museum (6-minute walk)
  • U.S. Capitol Building (13-minute walk)
  • Ulysses S. Grant Memorial (13-minute walk)
  • Frederick Douglass Museum and Hall of Fame for Caring Americans (13-minute walk)
  • U.S. Botanic Garden (15-minute walk)
  • Library of Congress (15-minute walk)

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