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Culpeper-Charlottesville Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Culpeper to Charlottesville. Traveling by train from Culpeper to Charlottesville usually takes around 58 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Crescent train can make the trip in 52 minutes.

Distance40 mi (65 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price$13.85
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines3

What is the price of a train ticket from Culpeper to Charlottesville?

In the last month, C$14.69 was the average price of a train ticket from Culpeper, VA to Charlottesville, VA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$16.49 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Culpeper to Charlottesville by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around C$15 whenever you decide to board the train to Charlottesville.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Culpeper to Charlottesville remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Culpeper to Charlottesville?

There are 3 train lines with service from Culpeper, Virginia to Charlottesville, Virginia. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cardinal11h 18m$26.52
Amtrak Crescent10h 53m$24.42
Amtrak Northeast Regional10h 56m$16.21
  • Amtrak Cardinal

    Amtrak Cardinal

    The Amtrak Cardinal is a long distance passenger rail service from New York to Chicago, connecting a total of 31 cities. As one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the Cardinal is a popular train line connecting the Northeast to the Southeast, and offers top-notch comfort thanks to its seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available for purchase in the Cardinal Café. There are usually 1 Cardinal trips from Culpeper to Charlottesville per day, with an average trip length of 1 hours and 18 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Culpeper to Charlottesville take about 0 hours and 53 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $14.

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    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 1 daily train trips from Culpeper to Charlottesville, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Culpeper to Charlottesville 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.

How long is the train journey from Culpeper to Charlottesville?

The distance between Culpeper and Charlottesville is approximately 40 miles, or 65 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 52 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Charlottesville.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Culpeper to Charlottesville 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 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 Culpeper at 12:00pm while the last train of the day leaves at 7:00pm. 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 Culpeper to Charlottesville?

Trains leave the station in Culpeper twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Charlottesville with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Charlottesville to Culpeper.

City Information

Charlottesville

Lovingly called Mr. Jefferson’s City by locals, Charlottesville is a historic town with plenty of interesting attractions to draw in not only fans of history but also of arts and culture. The prime attraction of the city is the famous estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello. This 5000-acre mansion is an architectural masterpiece that combines Parisian and Italian elements, giving you a day’s worth of exploration. For those looking for a more idyllic landscape, try Carter Mountain Orchard, which offers apple-picking sessions as well. The University of Charlottesville is also a must-not-miss destination. As the only university in the U.S. to be designated a World Heritage Site, it offers interesting insights into the history of education of the country.

Charlottesville’s wines are famous around the country, and the Monticello Wine Trail is perfect for trying out the best wines that the region has to offer. For an amazing dinner experience, C & O Restaurant, which has been in business since 1976, will be a great choice.

The city’s busiest bus stop is the Greyhound bus stop located downtown at 310 W Main St. For trains, head over to the nearby Amtrak train station, also on W Main St. Charlottesville is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal, Crescent and Northeast Regional lines. The city’s main airport is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 8 miles from the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Culpeper?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Culpeper.

Where is the train station in Charlottesville?

Arrival stations

Charlottesville has one train station.

Need a return trip from Charlottesville to Culpeper?

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