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Acela Express


Boston - New York - Philadelphia - Washington D.C.

The Acela Express service by Amtrak offers high-speed travel along the Northeast Corridor, connecting cities like Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. Experience the convenience of faster travel times, with speeds reaching up to 150 mph.

Relax in comfortable seating and enjoy amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and power outlets. Indulge in delicious meals and beverages served at your seat. With the Acela Express service, Amtrak provides a seamless and efficient travel experience for business travelers and those seeking a quick and convenient journey along the East Coast.

7 hours

Trip Time

457 mi (735 km)

Trip Length

Multiple Daily


Route Highlights

Boston, Massachusetts: The journey begins in historic Boston, a city known for its rich history, vibrant culture, and charming neighborhoods. Visitors can explore iconic landmarks such as the Freedom Trail, Quincy Market, and the Boston Common. The city offers a blend of old-world charm and modern attractions, including world-class museums, renowned universities, and a thriving culinary scene.

Providence, Rhode Island: Continuing south, the Acela Express reaches Providence, the capital city of Rhode Island. Known for its artistic flair and academic institutions, Providence offers visitors a vibrant arts scene, diverse dining options, and a picturesque waterfront. Explore WaterFire, a unique installation of bonfires on the rivers, or visit the renowned Rhode Island School of Design Museum.

New Haven, Connecticut: As the train glides into Connecticut, it stops in New Haven, home to Yale University and a hub of intellectual and cultural activity. Visitors can explore the beautiful Yale campus, visit the Yale University Art Gallery, or enjoy a stroll through the picturesque New Haven Green. The city also boasts a thriving dining scene, with numerous renowned restaurants and culinary delights.

New York City, New York: The Acela Express takes passengers to the bustling metropolis of New York City, a global hub of culture, entertainment, and commerce. With iconic landmarks such as Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building, and Broadway, the city offers endless attractions and experiences. Visitors can explore world-class museums, indulge in diverse cuisine, shop along Fifth Avenue, or catch a show on the Great White Way.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Continuing south, the train stops in Philadelphia, often referred to as the birthplace of the United States. Visitors can explore the historic district, including Independence Hall and the Liberty Bell, to learn about the city's role in the American Revolution. Philadelphia also offers a vibrant arts and food scene, with renowned museums, vibrant murals, and a wide range of culinary delights, including the famous Philly cheesesteak.

Wilmington, Delaware: Located along the Delaware River, this is where President Joe Biden commuted from daily to Washington D.C. during his tenure as a US Senator and Vice President. Also the only Amtrak stop in the state of Delaware.

Baltimore, Maryland: The Acela Express reaches Baltimore, a city known for its rich maritime history, diverse neighborhoods, and vibrant cultural scene. Visitors can explore the historic Inner Harbor, visit world-class museums like the National Aquarium, or take a stroll through the charming streets of Fells Point. Baltimore also offers a thriving culinary scene, with fresh seafood, Chesapeake Bay cuisine, and multicultural dining options.

Washington, D.C.: The final destination of the Acela Express is the nation's capital, Washington, D.C. Visitors can immerse themselves in the city's iconic landmarks, including the U.S. Capitol, the White House, and the National Mall. Explore world-class museums such as the Smithsonian Institution, enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms in spring, or delve into the vibrant food and nightlife scenes in neighborhoods like Georgetown and Dupont Circle.



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