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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to New York?

Lowest Price€35.09
Fastest Train6h 8m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines5

Richmond to New York Route Map

Richmond New York

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to New York 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 New York?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Richmond to New York. 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 New York?

In the last month, €46.87 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to New York, NY. 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 €63.49 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to New York?

The distance between Richmond and New York is approximately 286 miles, or 460 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 8 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 New York are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Friday 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 New York?

There are 8 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Richmond to New York.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to New York for €25.68.

Which train should you take from Richmond to New York?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 21m€68.14
Amtrak Carolinian16h 24m€64.13
Amtrak Northeast Regional66h 44m€67.06
Amtrak Palmetto16h 42m€77.17
Amtrak Silver Service16h 31m€65.46

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in New York?

New York has one train station:

  • Penn Station

Price trends for trains from Richmond to New York

Average prices by travel date

€154€103€51NovDec

Monthly average prices

€107€86€64€43€21DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

€128€103€77€51€263020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond, VA to New York, NY
4.6
Based on 7 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Brenda
4.0
10 June 2019Visiting family
Pros
The staff was great!
Cons
Make sure that all seats recline.

Based on 4 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
4.5
Staff
4.5
Value
3.3
Condition
4.7
Madeleine
5.0
30 December 2019Vacation
Pros
Fast
Cons
Check in
Justin
5.0
18 October 2019Regular commuter
Pros
Easy
Cons
Less stopping
Cheryl
5.0
17 September 2019Vacation
Pros
It was so much better than driving, dealing with back ups, tolls, parking expenses.
Cons
WiFi apparently works on laptops, but not on cell phones. On the 97 return to Richmond last night (9/18) the right side electrical strips went out after the engine switch-over to Diesel. Not sure if a breaker tripped?
Tips
Getting to the metro from Penn Station is easy, but is a bit daunting on your first trip as was finding Amtrak for the return. But, in spite of what you've heard about New Yorkers, they are actually the friendliest, most helpful people I've met. Don't be afraid to ask f...More
Rose
5.0
29 April 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was amazing.
Cons
None
Tips
Too use wanderu

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Palmetto report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
2.0
Value
4.0
Condition
2.0
Allan
4.0
31 December 2019
Pros
Fast and smooth
Cons
Boarding instructions were not clear in Richmond. Even the train was almost half-empty a lot of seats had “reserved for party of 2 or more” essentially blocking whole rows on both side of the aisle. I was told to take any seat i wanted and then chastised for it even th...More
Tips
When boarding at Richmond Staple Mills station go to area G on the platform. You’ll be first aboard

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Silver Service report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
Melinda
4.0
1 June 2019Solo travel
Pros
The fantastic experience of not driving to NYC!
Cons
If trains could be on time!
Tips
Check status of AMTRACK before leaving home.

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