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Charlotte-Richmond Train Schedule

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6:45 AM
1914 N Tryon St
2:04 PM
7519 Staples Mill Rd
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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Charlotte to Richmond?

Lowest price$53.94
Fastest train7h 19m
Trains per day2
Train lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Charlotte 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Charlotte to Richmond?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Charlotte to Richmond. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, $62.04 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlotte, NC to Richmond, VA. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 3 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $10.35 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Charlotte to Richmond?

The distance between Charlotte and Richmond is approximately 248 miles, or 399 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 36 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 19 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 Charlotte to Richmond are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs Charlotte at 1:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Charlotte to Richmond?

Trains leave the station in Charlotte twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Richmond faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Charlotte. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlotte to Richmond for $37.63.

Which train should you take from Charlotte to Richmond?

2 train services operate from Charlotte, North Carolina to Richmond, Virginia. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 57m$144.84
Amtrak Carolinian17h 20m$55.08

Amtrak train tickets from Charlotte to Richmond start from $66, and on average cost $145. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Richmond. Amtrak in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other train station. From Charlotte to Richmond train travel on Amtrak takes 14 hours and 57 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $69 for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Charlotte to Richmond start from $54, and on average cost $55. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Carolinian in Charlotte leaves from 1914 N Tryon St, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd, From Charlotte to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 7 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $55 for a one-way weekend reservation from Charlotte.

Price trends for trains from Charlotte to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$113$75$38AprApr

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$94$75$56$38$193020100

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