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Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from North Charleston to Virginia Beach. Traveling by train from North Charleston to Virginia Beach usually takes around 13 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 11 hours and 30 minutes.

Distance357 mi (575 km)
Fastest train11h 30m
Lowest price£61.78
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Price trends for trains from North Charleston to Virginia Beach

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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Which train should you take from North Charleston to Virginia Beach?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects North Charleston, South Carolina to Virginia Beach, Virginia. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 42m£81.05
  • 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 North Charleston to Virginia Beach every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £62.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from North Charleston to Virginia Beach 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 North Charleston to Virginia Beach?

While the train is the main method of transportation from North Charleston to Virginia Beach, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from North Charleston to Virginia Beach?

The distance between North Charleston and Virginia Beach is approximately 357 miles, or 575 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 30 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 North Charleston to Virginia Beach are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Tuesday 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 North Charleston at 10:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 21:00. 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 North Charleston to Virginia Beach?

Trains leave the station in North Charleston twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. However, there are no direct trains. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you change trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Virginia Beach to North Charleston.

Station Information

Where is the train station in North Charleston?

Departure stations

There is one train station in North Charleston.

Where is the train station in Virginia Beach?

Arrival stations

Virginia Beach has one train station.

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