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Cheap train tickets from Richmond, VA to Alexandria, VA

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How much are train tickets from Richmond, VA to Alexandria, VA?

Lowest Price£20.40
Fastest Train1h 47m
Trains Per Day17
Train Lines5
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Richmond to Alexandria
4.4
Based on 5 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
4.0
Condition
4.0
Riter Mitei
5.0
6 June 2019Business
Pros
I really enjoyed the ride, cheap and convenient with someone else responsible for my safety 😴, I relaxed and was very refreshed at my destination. Thank you
Cons
Keep up the good work
Tips
To use it regularly, safe way to travel.

Based on 2 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Silver Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
3.5
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Sydney
2.0
5 July 2019Couples trip
Pros
I loved it once I arrived but the train was an hour and a half late and then it took 3 hours to get there when it should’ve taken 1:45.
Cons
It’d be nice if we could be refunded as I was visiting my boyfriend for 5 hours and only got to spend 2 with him. $90 for 2 hours is unfair.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Richmond to Alexandria 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 Alexandria was £27.45. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of £9.08 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 Alexandria, VA?

The distance between Richmond and Alexandria is approximately 89.91 miles, or 144.66 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour and 47 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 Alexandria?

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

What train companies travel from Richmond to Alexandria?

Typically there are 17 schedules to compare for your trip to Alexandria. On the route to Alexandria 5 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Richmond to Alexandria, usually offering 7.533 trips per day. 11 train trips per day are direct connections to Alexandria, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

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

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to Alexandria start from £20.40, and on average cost £46.16. Daily there are 5.2 Amtrak schedules to Alexandria. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in Alexandria trains arrive at 110 Callahan Dr,

From Richmond to Alexandria train travel on Amtrak takes 8 hours and 34 minutes. If you are looking to get to Alexandria faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6.5 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £49.27 for a one-way train ticket to Alexandria.

Avg. Time
8h 34m
Avg. Price
£46.16

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Richmond to Alexandria start from £20.40, and on average cost £24.51. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Alexandria. Amtrak Carolinian in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Alexandria trains arrive at 110 Callahan Dr,

From Richmond to Alexandria train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 1 hours and 50 minutes. If you are looking to get to Alexandria faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 47 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Alexandria on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost £25.98 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Avg. Time
1h 50m
Avg. Price
£24.51

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Richmond to Alexandria start from £20.40, and on average cost £23.07. Daily there are 7.533333 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Alexandria. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in Alexandria trains arrive at 110 Callahan Dr,

From Richmond to Alexandria train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Alexandria faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 6.75 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £23.27 for a one-way train ticket to Alexandria.

Avg. Time
2h 6m
Avg. Price
£23.07

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Richmond to Alexandria start from £21.22, and on average cost £25.05. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Alexandria. Amtrak Palmetto in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Alexandria trains arrive at 110 Callahan Dr,

From Richmond to Alexandria train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 1 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to Alexandria faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 47 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Alexandria on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost £25.14 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Avg. Time
1h 54m
Avg. Price
£25.05

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Richmond to Alexandria start from £21.22, and on average cost £25.70. Daily there are 1.983333 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Alexandria. Amtrak Silver Service in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Alexandria trains arrive at 110 Callahan Dr,

From Richmond to Alexandria train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 1 hours and 56 minutes. If you are looking to get to Alexandria faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 1 hours and 47 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay £27.27 for a one-way train ticket to Alexandria.

Avg. Time
1h 56m
Avg. Price
£25.70

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Richmond with trains to Alexandria. 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 Alexandria:
  • 110 Callahan Dr

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