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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to Philadelphia?

Lowest Price€24.82
Fastest Train4h 39m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, €34.11 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to Philadelphia, PA. 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 21 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €37.44 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Philadelphia?

The distance between Richmond and Philadelphia is approximately 207 miles, or 333 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 4 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 39 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 Philadelphia 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 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 Philadelphia?

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

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

Which train should you take from Richmond to Philadelphia?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak15h 35m€46.48
Amtrak Carolinian14h 49m€45.25
Amtrak Northeast Regional65h 8m€43.54
Amtrak Palmetto15h 10m€55.61
Amtrak Silver Service14h 55m€46.26

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia has one train station:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond, VA to Philadelphia, PA
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
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)
9 November 2019Solo travel
The fact that I didn't have to drive.
On time departure.

Based on 3 reviews
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)
22 February 2020Visiting friends
The ride was peaceful, relaxing, very comfortable and prompt and they also provide WiFi and plugs to charge your electronics and phones I will definitely be traveling by train more often thank you for a great first experience
Complimentary snacks and drinks
31 May 2019
I purchased the tickets for someone else to travel. They did not complain about anything, so I guess their trip was good.

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