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Trip Summary

There are 9 daily trains from Newark to Richmond. Traveling by train from Newark to Richmond usually takes around 6 hours and 14 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 5 hours and 28 minutes.

Distance282 mi (453 km)
Fastest train5h 28m
Lowest price£32.67
Trains per day11
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines5

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

In the last month, £60.39 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Richmond, VA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 28 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £46.67 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£107£71£36JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Richmond will vary between £45 and £97. Planning a train trip to Richmond within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Newark over the next 7 days is £54. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Newark to Richmond by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for August. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Newark to Richmond in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £81 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

£107£85£64£43£213020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Richmond from Newark will be about £46.67 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Newark to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Newark, New Jersey to Richmond, Virginia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 5m£90.70
Amtrak Carolinian15h 45m£51.33
Amtrak Northeast Regional46h 10m£73.38
Amtrak Palmetto15h 52m£81.59
Amtrak Silver Service25h 51m£94.78
  • 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 1 Amtrak trains from Newark to Richmond every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £33.

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  • 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 Newark 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 5 hours and 45 minutes.

  • 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 4 daily train trips from Newark to Richmond, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • Amtrak Palmetto

    Amtrak Palmetto

    The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Newark to Richmond is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Newark to Richmond start from £33 and the average train journey lasts about 5 hours and 51 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Newark and Richmond is approximately 282 miles, or 453 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 14 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 28 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 Newark to Richmond 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 Newark at 03:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 15:00. 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 Newark to Richmond?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 11 of these are direct connections to Richmond. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Richmond for £35.51.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Newark?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Richmond.

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Arrival stations

Richmond receives travelers from Newark at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Richmond:

  • 1500 E Main St

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