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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh?

Lowest Price€28.24
Fastest Train3h 31m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Raleigh 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Richmond to Raleigh?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Richmond to Raleigh. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

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

In the last month, €32.20 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to Raleigh, NC. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. 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 €15.23 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Raleigh?

The distance between Richmond and Raleigh is approximately 139 miles, or 223 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 31 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 Raleigh 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 Wednesday 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 06:00 while the last train of the day leaves at 13:00. 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 Raleigh?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Richmond to Raleigh. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Raleigh to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Raleigh for €33.38.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Raleigh?

There are 3 train lines with service from Richmond, Virginia to Raleigh, North Carolina. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak210h 2m€38.55
Amtrak Carolinian13h 47m€28.81
Amtrak Silver Service13h 32m€29.10

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh start from €37, and on average cost €39. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 1500 E Main St, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station, From Richmond to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 2 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 31 minutes. If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 3 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay for a one-way train ticket to Raleigh.

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh start from €28, and on average cost €29. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak Carolinian in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station, From Richmond to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 3 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Raleigh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh start from €28, and on average cost €29. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak Silver Service in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station, From Richmond to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 3 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 31 minutes. If you are looking to travel to Raleigh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Raleigh?

Raleigh has one train station:

  • Union Station

Price trends for trains from Richmond to Raleigh

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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