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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Atlanta to Richmond?

Lowest Price$152.18
Fastest Train20h 40m
Trains Per Day1
Train Lines1

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Atlanta to Richmond during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

What is the price of a train ticket from Atlanta to Richmond?

In the last month, $162.32 was the average price of a train ticket from Atlanta, GA to Richmond, VA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You are more likely to find a ticket at this price or lower if you book online in advance of your travel date.

How long is the train journey from Atlanta to Richmond?

The distance between Atlanta and Richmond is approximately 470 miles, or 756 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 20 hours and 47 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 20 hours and 40 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Atlanta to Richmond are the most crowded on Wednesday. Tickets also tend to be more expensive then. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or just want extra room to stretch out, consider traveling on Saturday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Atlanta at 8:00pm and arrives in Richmond around 20 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Atlanta to Richmond?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Atlanta. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Atlanta to Richmond for $69.75.

Which train should you take from Atlanta to Richmond?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Atlanta, Georgia to Richmond, Virginia. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak120h 47m$170.28

Amtrak train tickets from Atlanta to Richmond start from $152, and on average cost $170. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Richmond. Amtrak in Atlanta leaves from Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other train station. From Atlanta to Richmond train travel on Amtrak takes 20 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 20 hours and 40 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $171 for a one-way weekend reservation from Atlanta.

Where is the train station in Atlanta?

There is one train station in Atlanta:

  • Peachtree Station - 1688 Peachtree St NW

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Richmond receives travelers from Atlanta at its two active train stations:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Price trends for trains from Atlanta to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$171$114$57SepSep

Monthly average prices

$190$152$114$76$38AMJJASONDJFM

Prices as travel date approaches

$317$254$190$127$633020100

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