Trains from High Point to Richmond

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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from High Point to Richmond. Traveling by train from High Point to Richmond usually takes around 7 hours and 13 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carolinian train can make the trip in 6 hours and 2 minutes.

Distance180 mi (289 km)
Fastest train6h 2m
Lowest price£27.89
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from High Point to Richmond

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Tawanna

2 September 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Mostly the scenery. Cons: Shuttles from train station to bus pick.j. Tips: Be on time.

Pros: Mostly the scenery. Cons: Shuttles from train station to bus pick.j. Tips: Be on time.

What is the price of a train ticket from High Point to Richmond?

In the last month, £41.34 was the average price of a train ticket from High Point to Richmond. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 20 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £11.15 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from High Point to Richmond by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for June. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £35 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from High Point to Richmond in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £75 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 20 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Richmond from High Point will be about £11.15 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from High Point to Richmond?

2 train services operate from High Point to Richmond. 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
Amtrak29h 41m£114.30
Amtrak Carolinian16h 2m£31.08
  • Amtrak

    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 2 Amtrak trains from High Point to Richmond every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £32.

  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    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 High Point 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 2 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from High Point to Richmond 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 High Point to Richmond?

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

How long is the train journey from High Point to Richmond?

The distance between High Point and Richmond is approximately 180 miles, or 289 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from High Point to Richmond on Saturday. Tickets for Saturday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Friday. Friday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs High Point at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 08:00. 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 High Point to Richmond?

Trains leave the station in High Point 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 Richmond 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 Richmond to High Point.

City Information

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 High Point?

Main departure station: 100 W High Ave

High Point has 3 stations where passengers can board the train to Richmond.

All train stations in High Point:

  • 100 W High Ave

  • Winston-Salem State University (PART bus stop)

  • Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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7519 Staples Mill Rd  - RICAMT1-1

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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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