Cheap train tickets from Richmond, VA to Washington DC

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How much are train tickets from Richmond, VA to Washington DC?

Lowest Price£22.28
Fastest2h 9m
Daily Schedules10
train companies5
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Overall score for Richmond to Washington DC
5.0
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Based on 6 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
4.8
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
Condition
4.8
Jonathan
5.0
5 December 2019Vacation
Pros
landscapes
Linda
5.0
13 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
The ease of travel not having to drive an jus relax
Cons
Nothing at this time
Tips
Stay focused an help keep our trains clean as possible.

Does Amtrak go to DC from Richmond?

Yes, there are several Amtrak trains that go from Richmond to Washington DC, all offering amenities such as free WiFi, restrooms, A/C, snacks, and power outlets:

  • The Amtrak Northeast Regional offers at least six daily trips. Tickets cost about $34, and the trip takes around 2.5 hours.

  • The Amtrak Carolinian offers at least one daily trip. Tickets cost about $56, and the trip takes a little over 2 hours.

  • The Amtrak Palmetto offers at least one daily trip. Tickets cost about $42, and the trip takes around 2.5 hours.

  • The Amtrak Silver Service offers at least one daily trip. Tickets cost about $46, and the trip takes around 2.5 hours.

What train station do you arrive at in Washington DC?

Trains on this route arrive into Union Station in Washington DC. This station is located at 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, which is right in the heart of the city.

One of Washington’s most historic and busiest stations, Union Station receives about 40 million visits every year, and is home to 18 platforms. Inside the station you will find a food court, shops and stores, waiting areas and more. Union Station also has a 24-hour parking garage.

What is the earliest departure from Richmond to Washington?

The earliest train departing from Richmond to DC leaves at 4 a.m. Amtrak recommends you arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to when your train is scheduled to depart. However, since this is the earliest departure of the day, the station will not be as busy as it is as other times.

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Richmond to Washington D.C. 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 Richmond to Washington D.C. was £24.13. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £13.08 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 Richmond, VA to Washington DC?

The distance between Richmond and Washington DC is approximately 96.92 miles, or 155.94 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 2 hours and 29 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 9 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 Richmond to Washington DC?

On Sunday trains from Richmond to Washington D.C. 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 Friday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Richmond to Washington DC?

Typically there are 10 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington D.C.. On the route to Washington D.C. 5 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Richmond to Washington D.C., usually offering 6 trips per day. 10 train trips per day are direct connections to Washington D.C., 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 Richmond, VA to Washington DC, which start at £0.77.

Here are the 5 train companies that operate from Richmond to Washington D.C.

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from £29.20, and on average cost £31.70. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 1500 E Main St, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak takes 3 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost £32.79 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 8m
Avg. Price
£31.70

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from £22.28, and on average cost £41.90. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Carolinian in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 2 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £43.72 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 18m
Avg. Price
£41.90

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from £22.28, and on average cost £26.03. Daily there are 6 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £26.15 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 31m
Avg. Price
£26.03

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from £23.05, and on average cost £30.02. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Palmetto in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington D.C. on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost £31.69 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 28m
Avg. Price
£30.02

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from £23.05, and on average cost £32.01. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Washington D.C.. Amtrak Silver Service in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Washington D.C. trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 2 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington D.C. faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £33.01 for a one-way train ticket to Washington D.C..

Toilet
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power point
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 29m
Avg. Price
£32.01

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Richmond with trains to Washington D.C.. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St
There is one train station where trains from Richmond arrive in Washington D.C.:
  • Union Station