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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Salisbury to Richmond. Traveling by train from Salisbury to Richmond usually takes around 6 hours and 36 minutes, but some trains might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled.

Distance212 mi (342 km)
Fastest train6h 36m
Lowest price£28.90
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Salisbury to Richmond

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Harold

3 July 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: It was a full train so at various points every seat was filled. The staff was helpful even though they were working very hard throughout the trip. I witnessed a conductor handle an unruly passenger with skill. Once the issue was resolved it did not arise again....

Pros: It was a full train so at various points every seat was filled. The staff was helpful even though they were working very hard throughout the trip. I witnessed a conductor handle an unruly passenger with skill. Once the issue was resolved it did not arise again. Impressive. Cons: I wish this went to Asheville NC!

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

In the last month, £28.90 was the average price of a train ticket from Salisbury to Richmond. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £7.43 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 Salisbury to Richmond by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for April. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £36 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Salisbury to Richmond in August, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £83 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.

Which train should you take from Salisbury to Richmond?

Amtrak Carolinian is the one and only train line which connects Salisbury to Richmond. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian16h 36m£34.26
  • 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 Salisbury 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 36 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salisbury 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.

How long is the train journey from Salisbury to Richmond?

The distance between Salisbury and Richmond is approximately 212 miles, or 342 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 36 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 Salisbury to Richmond are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Salisbury at 07:00 and arrives in Richmond around 6 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Salisbury to Richmond?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Richmond with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Salisbury.

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 Salisbury?

Main departure station: 215 Depot St

There is one train station in Salisbury.

All train stations in Salisbury:

  • 215 Depot St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

7519 Staples Mill Rd  - RICAMT1-0

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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

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