Cheap train tickets from Richmond, VA to Newark, NJ

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How much are train tickets from Richmond, VA to Newark, NJ?

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Overall score for Richmond to Newark
4.3
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.5
Value
2.5
Condition
4.0
Harriet Hazel
4.0
9 September 2019Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable seating; clean restroom; staff helpful with luggage.
Nassir
3.0
27 May 2019Business
Pros
Train arrived on time, and left on time reached the destination on time as well. However, it was a bit unclean, and I wish that it would've been cheaper. For the price of almost $100, it wasn't as great as it could've been, especially considering that I could've taken a...More

How do you find cheap train tickets from Richmond, VA to Newark, NJ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Richmond to Newark 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 Newark was £69.24. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £50.63 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 Newark, NJ?

The distance between Richmond and Newark is approximately 281.75 miles, or 453.32 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 6 hours and 17 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 45 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 Newark?

On Sunday trains from Richmond to Newark 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 Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Richmond to Newark?

Typically there are 15 schedules to compare for your trip to Newark. On the route to Newark 5 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Richmond to Newark, usually offering 10 trips per day. 13 train trips per day are direct connections to Newark, 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 Newark, NJ, which start at £27.42.

Here are the 5 train companies that operate from Richmond to Newark

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to Newark start from £67.03, and on average cost £106.30. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Newark. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in Newark trains arrive at Newark Intl Airport and one other train station.

From Richmond to Newark train travel on Amtrak takes 7 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 45 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost £106.74 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

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Avg. Time
7h 2m
Avg. Price
£106.30

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Richmond to Newark start from £63.98, and on average cost £79.55. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Newark. Amtrak Carolinian in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Richmond to Newark train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 6 hours and 1 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 45 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £87.06 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

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Avg. Time
6h 1m
Avg. Price
£79.55

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Richmond to Newark start from £60.18, and on average cost £85.27. Daily there are 10 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station and one other train station.

From Richmond to Newark train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 6 hours and 15 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 45 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 12 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £87.83 for a one-way train ticket to Newark.

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Avg. Time
6h 15m
Avg. Price
£85.27

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Richmond to Newark start from £63.98, and on average cost £75.42. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Newark. Amtrak Palmetto in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Richmond to Newark train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 6 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 45 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost £76.73 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

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Avg. Time
6h 23m
Avg. Price
£75.42

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Richmond to Newark start from £63.98, and on average cost £77.83. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Newark. Amtrak Silver Service in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Newark trains arrive at Penn Station,

From Richmond to Newark train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 6 hours and 8 minutes. If you are looking to get to Newark faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 5 hours and 45 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Newark on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost £80.03 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

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Avg. Time
6h 8m
Avg. Price
£77.83
There are 2 train stations in Richmond with trains to Newark. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St
There are 2 different stations where trains from Richmond arrive in Newark. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination. These are the busiest arriving train stations in Newark:
  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport