Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Charlottesville

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How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Charlottesville?

Lowest Price$35.55
Fastest2h 17m
Daily Schedules2
train companies4
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Charlottesville
4.6
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Sarah
4.0
August 21, 2019Visiting family
Cons
WiFi

Based on 6 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.8
Staff
4.5
Value
3.5
Condition
4.8
Marshall
5.0
November 15, 2019Visiting friends
Cons
More clear markings on the inside of the train cars to signify what cars we are in.
Ashlyn
3.0
July 7, 2019Business
Pros
The seat was comfortable. I was able to sleep when I leaned against the window.
Cons
The wifi was really hit-or-miss. It would be great if it could be more reliable.
Tips
Don't count on the wifi and be prepared for delays.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Charlottesville?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. to Charlottesville is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington D.C. to Charlottesville was $44.02. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 28 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $27.70 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Washington DC to Charlottesville?

The distance between Washington DC and Charlottesville is approximately 98.77 miles, or 158.92 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Washington DC to Charlottesville?

On Thursday trains from Washington D.C. to Charlottesville are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Crescent has the most frequent connections between Washington DC to Charlottesville

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Charlottesville. On the route to Charlottesville 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Crescent offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to Charlottesville, usually offering one departure per day. 2 train trips per day are direct connections to Charlottesville, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Washington DC to Charlottesville, which start at $1.32.

Here are the 4 train companies that operate from Washington D.C. to Charlottesville

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Washington DC to Charlottesville start from $35.55, and on average cost $45.84. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Charlottesville. Amtrak in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Charlottesville trains arrive at Train Station - 810 W Main St,

From Washington DC to Charlottesville train travel on Amtrak takes 2 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Charlottesville faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 17 minutes.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 23m
Avg. Price
$45.84

Amtrak Cardinal

Amtrak Cardinal train tickets from Washington DC to Charlottesville start from $39.50, and on average cost $63.72. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Cardinal schedules to Charlottesville. Amtrak Cardinal in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Charlottesville trains arrive at Train Station - 810 W Main St,

From Washington DC to Charlottesville train travel on Amtrak Cardinal takes 2 hours and 44 minutes. If you are looking to get to Charlottesville faster, Amtrak Cardinal offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 17 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Charlottesville on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Cardinal scheduled trip per day, which will cost $72.56 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 44m
Avg. Price
$63.72

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Washington DC to Charlottesville start from $39.50, and on average cost $67.96. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to Charlottesville. Amtrak Crescent in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Charlottesville trains arrive at Train Station - 810 W Main St,

From Washington DC to Charlottesville train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 2 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Charlottesville faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 17 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Charlottesville on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $76.33 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 18m
Avg. Price
$67.96

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Charlottesville start from $35.55, and on average cost $43.98. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Charlottesville. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Charlottesville trains arrive at Train Station - 810 W Main St,

From Washington DC to Charlottesville train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Charlottesville faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 17 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Charlottesville on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Northeast Regional scheduled trip per day, which will cost $42.12 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 31m
Avg. Price
$43.98

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to Charlottesville. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Washington D.C. are:
  • Union Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in Charlottesville from Washington D.C.. These are the busiest arriving stations in Charlottesville:
  • Train Station - 810 W Main St