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Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond, VA

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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond, VA?

Lowest Price£23.67
Fastest Train2h 2m
Trains Per Day12
Train Lines4
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Washington DC to Richmond
4.7
Based on 7 reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.6
Staff
4.2
Value
3.6
Condition
4.6
Meheret
4.0
14 September 2019Regular commuter
Pros
So far good .
Cons
Please improve time maner.
Tips
Yes.
Angela
5.0
13 July 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was mine and my daughter’s first train ride.
Cons
Being on time
Tips
No
Jordan
5.0
13 June 2019Vacation
Pros
The trip itself. It was my first trip on a train.
Tips
Travel light if you can.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Palmetto report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
5.0
Condition
5.0
Roger
5.0
18 October 2019Visiting family
Pros
Very confortable seats.

Frequently Asked Questions

How early should you arrive for Amtrak?

Amtrak recommends arriving between 30 and 45 minutes before your train is scheduled to depart. If you aren’t familiar with the station, plan to have your luggage checked, or want to grab something to eat from the station prior boarding, plan to get there even earlier.

Is there a direct train between DC and Richmond?

Yes, there is a direct train that goes from Washington, DC, to Richmond, Virginia. In fact, Amtrak offers at least 10 daily direct trips between the two cities. Amtrak has two stations in Richmond where you may be dropped off. Most trains stop at the Staple Mills Road Station, which is about 5 miles away from downtown Richmond. The other stop is Main Street Station, which is right in the heart of Richmond.

What is the fastest way to get from Washington DC to Richmond?

Typically, flying from Washington DC to Richmond is the overall fastest option, with a nonstop flight taking about an hour. However, plane tickets for this route regularly cost more than $300. A more affordable option is to take the train, which runs about 2 hours and 10 minutes, and costs an average of $33.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond, VA?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. to Richmond is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington D.C. to Richmond was £24.65. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £9.16 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Washington DC to Richmond, VA?

The distance between Washington DC and Richmond is approximately 96.92 miles, or 155.94 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 18 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 2 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Washington DC to Richmond?

On Thursday trains from Washington D.C. to Richmond are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Washington DC to Richmond?

Typically there are 12 schedules to compare for your trip to Richmond. On the route to Richmond 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to Richmond, usually offering 7.783 trips per day. 12 train trips per day are direct connections to Richmond, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Coach tickets from Washington DC to Richmond, VA, which start at £0.82.

Here are the 4 train companies that operate from Washington D.C. to Richmond

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond start from £23.67, and on average cost £27.68. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Washington DC to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 2 hours and 19 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £29.23 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
2h 19m
Avg. Price
£27.68

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond start from £23.67, and on average cost £26.26. Daily there are 7.783333 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other train station.

From Washington DC to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 6.5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £27.00 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

Avg. Time
2h 23m
Avg. Price
£26.26

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond start from £24.48, and on average cost £29.48. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Palmetto in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Washington DC to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost £30.35 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

Avg. Time
2h 11m
Avg. Price
£29.48

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond start from £24.48, and on average cost £30.38. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Silver Service in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Washington DC to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 2 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £31.60 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

Avg. Time
2h 6m
Avg. Price
£30.38

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to Richmond:
  • Union Station
There are 2 different stations where trains from Washington D.C. arrive in Richmond. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Richmond:
  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

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