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There are 4 daily trains from Newark to Virginia Beach. Traveling by train from Newark to Virginia Beach usually takes around 9 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 8 hours and 50 minutes.
|Distance||285 mi (459 km)|
|Fastest train||8h 50m|
|Most frequent service||Amtrak|
What is the price of a train ticket from Newark to Virginia Beach?
In the last month, $97.44 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Virginia Beach, VA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $97.87 more than that for a same-day booking.
Average prices by travel date
Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Virginia Beach will vary between C$60 and C$203. Planning a train trip to Virginia Beach within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Newark over the next 7 days is C$69. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.
Monthly average prices
If you are trying to decide when to travel from Newark to Virginia Beach by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just C$76 – the lowest of the year.
Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Virginia Beach in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to C$131 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.
Prices as travel date approaches
If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Virginia Beach from Newark will be about C$97.87 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.
Which train should you take from Newark to Virginia Beach?
Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Newark, New Jersey to Virginia Beach, Virginia. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
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Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 4 Amtrak trains from Newark to Virginia Beach every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $60.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by train from Newark to Virginia Beach 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 Newark to Virginia Beach?
How long is the train journey from Newark to Virginia Beach?
The distance between Newark and Virginia Beach is approximately 285 miles, or 459 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 50 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 Newark to Virginia Beach are the most crowded on Monday. 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?
The earliest train departs Newark at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. 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 Newark to Virginia Beach?
There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.
As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.
Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.
Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.
For those looking to enjoy fun in the sun with affordable prices, Virginia Beach is the perfect destination. Start your day with a walk around the beachfront and on the long concrete boardwalk. The refreshing sea breeze, along with performances by various street artists, will wake up all your senses and prepare you for a new day. If you are lucky, you might even get the chance to enjoy a local festival, as the beachfront is a popular venue for events. If you want to get away from the crowd and indulge in nature, First Landing State Park is an excellent choice. As the first landing spot for Jamestown colonists more than five centuries ago, First Landing State Park now features 20 miles of scenic trails on its land, along with a long beach. For those who are up for some marine biology lessons, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a great choice.
Unsurprisingly, Virginia Beach offers some of the freshest seafood around. To try out the best regional staples such as crab cakes or fried shrimp, head over to Blue Seafood & Spirits or Tautog's Restaurant.
Wesleyan Commons Shopping Center acts as the city’s main bus station, and it serves the SprinterBus line. While there are no trains to Virginia Beach, Amtrak runs its Thruway bus service in and out of the Hampton Road Transit Bus Stop. The city’s main airport is the Norfolk International Airport, which is located 5 miles outside of the city.
Where is the train station in Newark?
Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.
Train stations in Newark:
Newark Intl Airport
Where is the train station in Virginia Beach?
Virginia Beach has one train station.
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