"Amtrak" Washington D.C. Transportation Tip by iaint
Washington D.C. Transportation: 415 reviews and 500 photos
A quiet & very comfortable train to DC (it was going to Newport News, VA). Left on time from Penn Station on Manhattan - they only give you 10 minutes to board, so just go for it....
Cost us $49 one way, booked well in advance.
A word of warning - we got in the quiet car. No talking allowed. I forgot at one point (overexcited when they announced free beer in the bar car) and was admonished by the conductor - in a friendly way.
It was not an express, so it took 3+ hours. Fast, but a bumpy ride!
Still, an absolute joy compared with UK trains. Everything is, of course.
I even got brave after a couple of hours (or do I mean bored) and hit the bar car around Baltimore. Cheeseburger and Heineken. The microwaved burger was fine - I?m still in shock. The Heineken was imported, so the real deal. Magic.
Oh, and I was joking about the free beer. $5.75 for the Heineken and $ $5.50 for the burger (neither booked in advance).
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