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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to Alexandria?

Lowest Price€16.26
Fastest Train1h 48m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

In the last month, €18.59 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to Alexandria, VA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 23 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around €12.28 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Alexandria?

The distance between Richmond and Alexandria is approximately 90 miles, or 145 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 56 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 48 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Richmond to Alexandria 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 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 Alexandria?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 8 of these are direct connections to Alexandria. 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 Alexandria to Richmond.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Alexandria?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak27h 13m€34.13
Amtrak Carolinian11h 49m€21.87
Amtrak Northeast Regional62h 9m€18.84
Amtrak Palmetto11h 53m€22.97
Amtrak Silver Service11h 58m€21.19

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

Alexandria has one train station:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond, VA to Alexandria, VA
Based on 5 ratings and reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)

Based on 2 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Riter Mitei
6 June 2019Business
I really enjoyed the ride, cheap and convenient with someone else responsible for my safety 😴, I relaxed and was very refreshed at my destination. Thank you
Keep up the good work
To use it regularly, safe way to travel.

Based on 2 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)
5 July 2019Couples trip
I loved it once I arrived but the train was an hour and a half late and then it took 3 hours to get there when it should’ve taken 1:45.
It’d be nice if we could be refunded as I was visiting my boyfriend for 5 hours and only got to spend 2 with him. $90 for 2 hours is unfair.

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