1) Time-wise, how long does it take to travel from New York City to Washington DC by train?
2) How long does it take to travel from the Finger Lakes District to Manhattan by train?
I've looked at lots of train maps, but all they give me is the mileage!
Thanks for the help! ;)
ETA: Thanks, everybody, but I've given up trying to make this work. From what I've been able to glean from maps, Amtrak timetables, and your anecdotal advice, it would take anywhere from five to eight hours for my character to travel from the Finger Lakes region of New York to Washington DC and back, even on a Saturday. That's not a realistic timeframe for the story I'm working on.
I really wanted him to take the train, but it looks like he's going to have to fly in from Syracuse instead.