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Charlottesville - New York Train Timetable

Trip Summary

There are 2 daily trains from Charlottesville to New York. Traveling by train from Charlottesville to New York usually takes around 6 hours and 48 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 6 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance302 mi (486 km)
Fastest train6h 27m
Lowest price£32.82
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Crescent
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Charlottesville, VA to New York, NY

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Noelin

24 March 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The fact that I traveled with my children and they were able to do school onboard was good. Stops were short. Cons: Improving the Cafe food will be great. Tips: To book and enjoy the ride. Well worthy.

Pros: The fact that I traveled with my children and they were able to do school onboard was good. Stops were short. Cons: Improving the Cafe food will be great. Tips: To book and enjoy the ride. Well worthy.

4.0

Anna

18 December 2019- Solo travel

Amtrak Cardinal

Very late for unknown reason

Very late for unknown reason

5.0

Chukwunomso

20 October 2019- Business

Amtrak Cardinal

Satisfsctory

Satisfsctory

5.0

Denise

5 September 2019- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I enjoyed my trip from Virginia to New York. I would take the Amtrak any day then the bus. Cons: The only thing I can think of is that the steps to get up on a train should be able to adjust to lower for all the people and people who are less fortunate Two Step U...

Pros: I enjoyed my trip from Virginia to New York. I would take the Amtrak any day then the bus. Cons: The only thing I can think of is that the steps to get up on a train should be able to adjust to lower for all the people and people who are less fortunate Two Step Up on the high steps. Somewhat like the buses. Tips: Sit back and enjoy the ride.

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

In the last month, £58.42 was the average price of a train ticket from Charlottesville, VA to New York, NY. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 26 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around £58.58 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

£109£73£36SepOct

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Charlottesville to New York will vary between £33 and £109. Planning a train trip to New York within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Charlottesville over the next 7 days is £48. 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 New York 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 £45 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Charlottesville to New York in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to £73 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 26 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to New York from Charlottesville will be about £58.58 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Charlottesville to New York?

There are 3 train lines with service from Charlottesville, Virginia to New York, New York. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cardinal16h 39m£79.45
Amtrak Crescent17h 11m£83.60
Amtrak Northeast Regional16h 31m£78.37
  • 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 New York per day, with an average trip length of 6 hours and 39 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 New York take about 7 hours and 11 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from £33.

  • 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 1 daily train trips from Charlottesville to New York, 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 New York 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 New York?

The distance between Charlottesville and New York is approximately 302 miles, or 486 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 27 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 New York are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Wednesday 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 New York?

Trains leave the station in Charlottesville twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to New York with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Charlottesville. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Charlottesville to New York for £46.68.

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.

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Charlottesville?

Departure stations

The Union Station in Charlottesville opened in 1885 and today remains the center of rail transportation in Charlottesville. Three Amtrak lines run through the Charlottesville station: the Cardinal route from Chicago to New York, the Crescent route from New Orleans to New York, and the Northeast Regional route from Roanoke to Boston. Inside the barn-red building, you can have a seat in the indoor waiting room, purchase a snack to go from vending machines, or learn more about Charlottesville from the tourism pamphlets available. The station is just steps away from the University of Virginia campus, and from the station, you can stroll to one of many excellent restaurants along Main Street.

Where is the train station in New York?

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Arrival stations

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

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