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Richmond-Charlotte Train Schedule

1:36 PM
7519 Staples Mill Rd
8:56 PM
1914 N Tryon St
0 transfers
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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to Charlotte?

Lowest Price$54.26
Fastest Train7h 20m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Charlotte 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 Richmond to Charlotte?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Richmond to Charlotte. 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 Richmond to Charlotte?

In the last month, $79.58 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to Charlotte, NC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $24.81 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Charlotte?

The distance between Richmond and Charlotte is approximately 248 miles, or 399 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 25 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 7 hours and 20 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 Richmond to Charlotte 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 Thursday 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 Richmond at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Richmond to Charlotte?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Richmond to Charlotte. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Charlotte to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Charlotte for $37.85.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Charlotte?

2 train services operate from Richmond, Virginia to Charlotte, North Carolina. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 2 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak215h 7m$97.81
Amtrak Carolinian17h 20m$55.44

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to Charlotte start from $67, and on average cost $98. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Charlotte. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 1500 E Main St and one other station. And in Charlotte trains arrive at 1914 N Tryon St, From Richmond to Charlotte train travel on Amtrak takes 15 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to Charlotte faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 7 hours and 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $93 for a one-way train ticket to Charlotte.

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

Where is the train station in Richmond?

There are two stations in Richmond where you can board the train to Charlotte:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Charlotte?

Charlotte has one train station:

  • 1914 N Tryon St

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