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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Rensselaer to Richmond. Traveling by train from Rensselaer to Richmond usually takes around 12 hours and 8 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 9 hours and 44 minutes.

Distance403 mi (648 km)
Fastest train9h 44m
Lowest price€67.64
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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What is the price of a train ticket from Rensselaer to Richmond?

In the last month, €86.36 was the average price of a train ticket from Rensselaer, NY to Richmond, VA. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. 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 €34.22 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

€124€82€41JunJun

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Rensselaer to Richmond will vary between €77 and €120. Planning a train trip to Richmond within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Rensselaer over the next 7 days is €81. 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

€186€148€111€74€37JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Rensselaer to Richmond by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for September. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just €73 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Rensselaer to Richmond in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to €167 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

€124€99€74€49€253020100

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 Richmond from Rensselaer will be about €34.22 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Rensselaer to Richmond?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Rensselaer, New York to Richmond, Virginia. However, there are 7 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak712h 9m€98.99
  • 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 7 Amtrak trains from Rensselaer to Richmond every day, as well as 8 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from €68.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Rensselaer to Richmond 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 Rensselaer to Richmond?

The distance between Rensselaer and Richmond is approximately 403 miles, or 648 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 12 hours and 8 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 44 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 Rensselaer to Richmond are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Sunday 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 Rensselaer at 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 19:00. 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 Rensselaer to Richmond?

There are 7 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 Richmond to Rensselaer.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Rensselaer?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Rensselaer.

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Arrival stations

Richmond receives travelers from Rensselaer at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Richmond:

  • 1500 E Main St

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