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New York - Richmond Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

10 trains operate daily from New York to Richmond. The train trip from New York to Richmond is usually about 6 hours and 56 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can get you there in as little as 5 hours and 58 minutes.

Distance286 mi (460 km)
Fastest train5h 58m
Lowest price$63.16
Trains per day13
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines5

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New York to Richmond

(Based on 23 ratings and reviews)

4.7

5.0

Mike

December 26, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Didn't have to drive...ride to NY arrived early. (Return was a bit late but no problem) Liked arriving near family member's home w/o airport hassles. Good price. Cons: RR was dirty. WiFi was not consistent or reliable. signage in cab would be better than confusing announcements about cafe car closing, open exits during stops etc.

4.0

chang

November 4, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: The trip was mostly hassle free. The seats were nice and spacious with good wifi. Cons: The staff were loud and it seemed like they had an attitude at times. Tips: N/a.

5.0

Whitney

October 31, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Spacious, clean, and quiet

5.0

Amy

October 31, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

The comfort and feeling of safety.

5.0

Amy

October 26, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Palmetto

Pros: It was pleasant very comfortable spacious and the staff was great. Tips: Respect people around you.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from New York to Richmond was $153.51. Tickets for this route are somewhat expensive, given the distance between New York and Richmond. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Richmond if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $151.49.

Average prices by travel date

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The average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Richmond is expected to fluctuate between $128 and $249 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Richmond in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from New York is $148.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for February if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from New York to Richmond. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $129. If you're planning a trip from New York to Richmond during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $199 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from New York to Richmond. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $151.49. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from New York to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from New York to Richmond. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak113h 12m$201.95
Amtrak Carolinian16h 5m$205.78
Amtrak Northeast Regional67h 4m$188.51
Amtrak Palmetto16h 10m$183.81
Amtrak Silver Service26h 18m$217.56
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from New York to Richmond every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $63.

  • The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between New York and Richmond, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 6 hours and 5 minutes.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 6 daily train trips from New York to Richmond, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from New York to Richmond is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from New York to Richmond start from $183 and the average train journey lasts about 6 hours and 18 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New York and Richmond is approximately 286 miles, or 460 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 58 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.

Trains departing from New York to Richmond tend to have the most passengers on Monday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Monday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Thursday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs New York at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 13 of these are direct connections to Richmond. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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Main arrival station: 7519 Staples Mill Rd

Located around 5 miles north of Richmond’s city center, the Amtrak Station on Staples Mill Road is Amtrak’s busiest transport hub in the Southeast Region. The station was built in 1975 to replace the downtown Main Street Station. It now serves as an important terminal for routes traveling up and down the American East. Passengers can venture north onboard the Northeast Regional service—Amtrak’s busiest route—to Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston. Richmond’s Amtrak Station also offers several southward connections to vacation destinations along the East Coast in [South Carolina(/train-tickets/us-sc/), Georgia, and Florida. In addition, the GRTC bus service is available from the station for transport into downtown Richmond.

Train stations in Richmond:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • 1500 E Main St

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