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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from New York to Virginia Beach. Traveling by train from New York to Virginia Beach usually takes around 9 hours and 43 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 9 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance287 mi (462 km)
Fastest train9h 13m
Lowest price€39.58
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York, NY to Virginia Beach, VA

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

JULIA

2 June 2021 -

Amtrak

Cons: Bathroom to be cleaner. Tips: Bring your food.

Cons: Bathroom to be cleaner. Tips: Bring your food.

5.0

Chartahnyous

26 January 2021 - Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I enjoyed it, thank you so much for amtrak. Cons: Just a little more heat in the winter time, it was kinda chilly but not too bad...

Pros: I enjoyed it, thank you so much for amtrak. Cons: Just a little more heat in the winter time, it was kinda chilly but not too bad...

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

In the last month, €68.04 was the average price of a train ticket from New York, NY to Virginia Beach, VA. 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 €76.10 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€139€93€46AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Virginia Beach will vary between €40 and €130. Planning a train trip to Virginia Beach within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is €56. 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 New York to Virginia Beach by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for January. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €51 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Virginia Beach in May, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €84 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 Virginia Beach from New York will be about €76.10 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Virginia Beach?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New York, New York to Virginia Beach, Virginia. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak49h 44m€97.70
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from New York to Virginia Beach every day, as well as 5 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €40.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Virginia Beach 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.

Can you take a train all the way from New York to Virginia Beach?

While the train is the main method of transportation from New York to Virginia Beach, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from New York to Virginia Beach?

The distance between New York and Virginia Beach is approximately 287 miles, or 462 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 43 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 13 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 New York to Virginia Beach are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Saturday 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 New York at 02:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00. 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 New York to Virginia Beach?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Virginia Beach to New York. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from New York to Virginia Beach for €12.62.

City Information

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.

Virginia Beach

For those looking to enjoy fun in the sun with affordable prices, Virginia Beach is the perfect destination. Start your day with a walk around the beachfront and on the long concrete boardwalk. The refreshing sea breeze, along with performances by various street artists, will wake up all your senses and prepare you for a new day. If you are lucky, you might even get the chance to enjoy a local festival, as the beachfront is a popular venue for events. If you want to get away from the crowd and indulge in nature, First Landing State Park is an excellent choice. As the first landing spot for Jamestown colonists more than five centuries ago, First Landing State Park now features 20 miles of scenic trails on its land, along with a long beach. For those who are up for some marine biology lessons, the Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center is a great choice.

Unsurprisingly, Virginia Beach offers some of the freshest seafood around. To try out the best regional staples such as crab cakes or fried shrimp, head over to Blue Seafood & Spirits or Tautog's Restaurant.

Wesleyan Commons Shopping Center acts as the city’s main bus station, and it serves the SprinterBus line. While there are no trains to Virginia Beach, Amtrak runs its Thruway bus service in and out of the Hampton Road Transit Bus Stop. The city’s main airport is the Norfolk International Airport, which is located 5 miles outside of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Departure 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.

Where is the train station in Virginia Beach?

Arrival stations

Virginia Beach has one train station.

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