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Roanoke-Lynchburg Train Schedule

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Roanoke to Lynchburg. Traveling by train from Roanoke to Lynchburg usually takes around 8 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in one hour and 16 minutes.

Distance45 mi (72 km)
Fastest train1h 16m
Lowest price$13.84
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from Roanoke to Lynchburg?

In the last month, C$20.76 was the average price of a train ticket from Roanoke, VA to Lynchburg, 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around C$19.88 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 Roanoke to Lynchburg will vary between C$21 and C$36. Planning a train trip to Lynchburg within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Roanoke over the next 7 days is C$21. 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

Traveling from Roanoke to Lynchburg 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$21 whenever you decide to board the train to Lynchburg.

Prices as travel date approaches


Since the average price of train trips from Roanoke to Lynchburg 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 Roanoke to Lynchburg?

2 train services operate from Roanoke, Virginia to Lynchburg, Virginia. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak114h 54m$36.55
Amtrak Northeast Regional11h 16m$14.92
  • Amtrak


    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 Roanoke to Lynchburg every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $28.

  • 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 Roanoke to Lynchburg, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Roanoke to Lynchburg 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 Roanoke to Lynchburg?

The distance between Roanoke and Lynchburg is approximately 45 miles, or 72 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 16 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Roanoke to Lynchburg are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Roanoke at 6:00am 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 Roanoke to Lynchburg?

Trains leave the station in Roanoke 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 Lynchburg 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 Lynchburg to Roanoke. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Roanoke to Lynchburg for $27.68.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Roanoke?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Roanoke.

Where is the train station in Lynchburg?

Arrival stations

Lynchburg has one train station.

Need a return trip from Lynchburg to Roanoke?

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