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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to Boston?

Lowest Price€40.23
Fastest Train10h 52m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

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

In the last month, €46.87 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to Boston, MA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 14 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €79.93 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Boston?

The distance between Richmond and Boston is approximately 474 miles, or 763 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 13 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 52 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 Richmond to Boston are the most crowded on Thursday. 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 Richmond at 04:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 18:00. 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 Richmond to Boston?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Boston for €55.63.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Boston?

2 train services operate from Richmond, Virginia to Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak316h 28m€62.57
Amtrak Northeast Regional412h 12m€57.86

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to Boston start from €40, and on average cost €63. Daily there are 3 Amtrak schedules to Boston. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Boston trains arrive at South Station and one other train station. From Richmond to Boston train travel on Amtrak takes 16 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 52 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Richmond to Boston start from €40, and on average cost €58. Daily there are 4 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in Boston trains arrive at South Station and one other train station. From Richmond to Boston train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 12 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to Boston faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 10 hours and 52 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 10 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Boston.

Where is the train station in Richmond?

There are two stations in Richmond where you can board the train to Boston:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • South Station
  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

Price trends for trains from Richmond to Boston

Average prices by travel date

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Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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