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Charlottesville-Newark Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Charlottesville to Newark. Traveling by train from Charlottesville to Newark usually takes around 7 hours and 46 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 6 hours and 8 minutes.

Distance296 mi (477 km)
Fastest train6h 8m
Lowest price£32.43
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Charlottesville, VA to Newark, NJ

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

5.0

Quincey

28 November 2019 - Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I came to N.J. for my niece's funeral. I hadn't seen my 3 sisters sense our father passed away in 2002. I'm so happy to see and spend time with them. I love the trip. Cons: Nothing much everything was great. Tips: Wanderu is an app that everyone should have in t...

Pros: I came to N.J. for my niece's funeral. I hadn't seen my 3 sisters sense our father passed away in 2002. I'm so happy to see and spend time with them. I love the trip. Cons: Nothing much everything was great. Tips: Wanderu is an app that everyone should have in their phone if they are traveling.

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

In the last month, £58.60 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlottesville, VA to Newark, NJ. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £61.11 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£108£72£36JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Charlottesville to Newark will vary between £54 and £107. Planning a train trip to Newark within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Charlottesville over the next 7 days is £55. 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 Charlottesville to Newark by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just £43 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlottesville to Newark in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £79 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Newark from Charlottesville will be about £61.11 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Charlottesville to Newark?

There are 4 train lines with service from Charlottesville, Virginia to Newark, New Jersey. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 9m£72.76
Amtrak Cardinal16h 19m£86.59
Amtrak Crescent16h 46m£95.43
Amtrak Northeast Regional26h 45m£84.45
  • 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 Charlottesville to Newark every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from £32.

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  • Amtrak Cardinal

    Amtrak Cardinal

    The Amtrak Cardinal is a long distance passenger rail service from New York to Chicago, connecting a total of 31 cities. As one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the Cardinal is a popular train line connecting the Northeast to the Southeast, and offers top-notch comfort thanks to its seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available for purchase in the Cardinal Café. There are usually 1 Cardinal trips from Charlottesville to Newark per day, with an average trip length of 6 hours and 19 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from Charlottesville to Newark take about 6 hours and 46 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £32.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The distance between Charlottesville and Newark is approximately 296 miles, or 477 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 46 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 8 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 Charlottesville to Newark are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Sunday 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 Charlottesville at 08:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00. 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 Charlottesville to Newark?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Charlottesville. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlottesville to Newark for £64.87.

City Information

Charlottesville

Lovingly called Mr. Jefferson’s City by locals, Charlottesville is a historic town with plenty of interesting attractions to draw in not only fans of history but also of arts and culture. The prime attraction of the city is the famous estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello. This 5000-acre mansion is an architectural masterpiece that combines Parisian and Italian elements, giving you a day’s worth of exploration. For those looking for a more idyllic landscape, try Carter Mountain Orchard, which offers apple-picking sessions as well. The University of Charlottesville is also a must-not-miss destination. As the only university in the U.S. to be designated a World Heritage Site, it offers interesting insights into the history of education of the country.

Charlottesville’s wines are famous around the country, and the Monticello Wine Trail is perfect for trying out the best wines that the region has to offer. For an amazing dinner experience, C & O Restaurant, which has been in business since 1976, will be a great choice.

The city’s busiest bus stop is the Greyhound bus stop located downtown at 310 W Main St. For trains, head over to the nearby Amtrak train station, also on W Main St. Charlottesville is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal, Crescent and Northeast Regional lines. The city’s main airport is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 8 miles from the city.

Newark

As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Charlottesville?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Charlottesville.

Where is the train station in Newark?

Arrival stations

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

Train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Intl Airport

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