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Northeast Regional


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

The Northeast Regional service by Amtrak offers a comprehensive rail network connecting major cities and destinations in the Northeastern United States. Travel between Boston, Massachusetts, and Virginia, with stops in cities such as New York City, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C.

Experience the convenience of frequent departures, comfortable seating, and amenities like complimentary Wi-Fi and power outlets. Whether you're commuting, visiting family and friends, or exploring the vibrant cities of the Northeast, the Northeast Regional service provides a flexible and efficient travel option.

13 hours

Trip Time

682 mi (1,098 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 Northeast Regional 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 Northeast Regionnal 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 Northeast Regional 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.: Next up 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. Continuing south of D.C. the Northeast Regional branches to three diffeent endpoints, Roanoke, Norflok/Virignia Beach, and Newport News.

Charlottesville, Virginia: C\Heading southwest, the train reaches Charlottesville, a charming city nestled in the heart of Virginia's Piedmont region. Home to the University of Virginia, Charlottesville offers a blend of academic excellence, stunning natural beauty, and historical significance. Visitors can explore the picturesque grounds of UVA, visit Monticello (the home of Thomas Jefferson), or embark on a scenic drive along the nearby Blue Ridge Parkway.

Roanoke, Virginia: As the train ventures further southwest, it reaches Roanoke, the end point for this section of the route. Roanoke is a vibrant city surrounded by the scenic beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Roanoke is known for its outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, and fishing. Visitors can explore the historic Roanoke City Market, visit the Taubman Museum of Art, or take a ride on the iconic Roanoke Star, which offers panoramic views of the city and surrounding landscapes.

Richmond, Virginia: Another branch of the The Northeast Regional makes a stop in Richmond, the capital of Virginia and a city steeped in history and culture. Visitors can explore the historic district of Shockoe Bottom, visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, or take a stroll along the scenic James River. Richmond also boasts a thriving culinary scene, with diverse dining options ranging from traditional Southern cuisine to international flavors. From Richmond the route branches into two, with one going to Norfolk and Virginia Beach and the other to Newport News.

Norfolk, Virginia: The Northeast Regional train provides access to the coastal region of Virginia, with stops in Norfolk and Newport News. Norfolk is a vibrant waterfront city known for its rich maritime history, thriving arts scene, and diverse culinary offerings. Visitors can explore the Norfolk Naval Station, visit the Chrysler Museum of Art, or enjoy a leisurely stroll along the scenic waterfront.

Virginia Beach, Virginia: The final destination along this branch of the route is Virginia Beach, a popular coastal resort city known for its sandy beaches, lively boardwalk, and array of recreational activities. Visitors can soak up the sun on the beach, enjoy water sports, explore the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, or savor fresh seafood at one of the many waterfront restaurants.

Newport News, Virginia: The final destination along this branch of the Northeast Regional, this city offers a blend of history and natural beauty, with attractions such as the Mariners' Museum and Park and the Virginia Living Museum.


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