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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond?

Lowest Price€24.82
Fastest Train4h 18m
Trains Per Day9
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Philadelphia to Richmond right now?

We stand behind CDC guidelines that caution passengers against non-essential travel during the coronavirus outbreak. That said, we recognize not everyone is in a position to completely abstain. Whether it’s for work, to take care of family or to get back home, some circumstances inevitably require travel. If you’re one of those individuals who still needs to book a trip, you can continue to do so on Wanderu.

Know that most train companies are still running at this time, though some have limited service. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep vehicles as clean and sanitized as possible, train companies are taking extra precautions for coronavirus. For details on what various companies are doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

What is the price of a train ticket from Philadelphia to Richmond?

In the last month, €34.81 was the average price of a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA. This is a great price, especially considering the length of the route. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €40.00 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Richmond?

The distance between Philadelphia and Richmond is approximately 207 miles, or 333 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 18 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 Philadelphia to Richmond are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Philadelphia at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 16:00. 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 Philadelphia to Richmond?

There are 9 scheduled trains on most days. 8 of these are direct connections to Richmond. While direct trains may still make stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains at any point. If you're looking to get to your destination faster, a direct train is the convenient and time-efficient choice.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Richmond for €40.23.

Which train should you take from Philadelphia to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Richmond, Virginia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak27h 50m€69.79
Amtrak Carolinian14h 33m€43.41
Amtrak Northeast Regional64h 59m€42.40
Amtrak Palmetto14h 31m€56.39
Amtrak Silver Service14h 37m€49.31

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Richmond receives travelers from Philadelphia at its two active train stations:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Price trends for trains from Philadelphia to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

€64€43€21NovDec

Monthly average prices

€86€68€51€34€17JFMAMJJASOND

Prices as travel date approaches

€86€68€51€34€173020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA
5.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 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
4.0
Staff
4.0
Value
3.0
Condition
5.0
Wendy
5.0
17 February 2020Visiting friends
Pros
Required very little effort.
Cons
The train ride is no where equal to Europe quite obvious this was a old train but was nice.
Tips
Easy to do for 1st time train riders

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