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Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond, VA

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How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond, VA?

Lowest Price£45.70
Fastest Train4h 18m
Trains Per Day13
Train Lines5
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Richmond
5.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 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
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Wendy
5.0
17 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Required very little effort.
Cons
The train ride is no where equal to Europe quite obvious this was a old train but was nice.
Tips
Easy to do for 1st time train riders

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Richmond was £56.25. 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 £26.50 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 Philadelphia to Richmond, VA?

The distance between Philadelphia and Richmond is approximately 206.85 miles, or 332.80 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 18 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 Philadelphia to Richmond?

On Wednesday trains from Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia to Richmond?

Typically there are 13 schedules to compare for your trip to Richmond. On the route to Richmond 5 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Philadelphia to Richmond, usually offering 8.3 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 Philadelphia to Richmond, VA, which start at £4.08.

Here are the 5 train companies that operate from Philadelphia to Richmond

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £48.15, and on average cost £112.97. Daily there are 1.169492 Amtrak schedules to Richmond. Amtrak in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Philadelphia to Richmond train travel on Amtrak takes 6 hours and 21 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 18 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost £58.31 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
6h 21m
Avg. Price
£112.97

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £48.15, and on average cost £58.19. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Carolinian in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Philadelphia to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 4 hours and 33 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 18 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 £64.02 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
4h 33m
Avg. Price
£58.19

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £45.70, and on average cost £58.52. Daily there are 8.3 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other train station.

From Philadelphia to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 4 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 18 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 8 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £69.14 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

Avg. Time
4h 56m
Avg. Price
£58.52

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £48.15, and on average cost £64.14. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Palmetto in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Philadelphia to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 4 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 18 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 £62.24 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Avg. Time
4h 31m
Avg. Price
£64.14

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £48.15, and on average cost £63.41. Daily there are 1.983333 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Silver Service in Philadelphia leaves from 30th St Station - 2955 Market St, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Philadelphia to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 4 hours and 36 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 18 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £67.64 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

Avg. Time
4h 36m
Avg. Price
£63.41

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Philadelphia on their way to Richmond:
  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St
There are 2 different stations where trains from Philadelphia 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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