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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond?

Lowest Price£20.78
Fastest Train4h 20m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia 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.

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

In the last month, £24.16 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA. 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 17 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £36.88 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Richmond?

The distance between Philadelphia and Richmond is approximately 207 miles, or 333 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 20 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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. 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 Philadelphia to Richmond?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 8 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 Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Richmond for £33.68.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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
Amtrak27h 51m£49.17
Amtrak Carolinian14h 33m£29.32
Amtrak Northeast Regional45h 0m£30.27
Amtrak Palmetto14h 31m£37.00
Amtrak Silver Service14h 37m£29.93

Amtrak train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £21, and on average cost £49. Daily there are 2 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 7 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 4 hours and 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £50 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £21, and on average cost £29. 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 20 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 £31 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £21, and on average cost £30. Daily there are 4 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 5 hours and 0 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 20 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 7 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £33 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £21, and on average cost £37. 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 20 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 £46 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond start from £21, and on average cost £30. Daily there are 1 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 37 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 20 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost £31 for a one-way weekend reservation from Philadelphia.

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Richmond receives travelers from Philadelphia at its two active train stations:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

£43£29£14FebMar

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Wendy

17 February 2020 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

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. 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.

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