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About Blacksburg

Blacksburg is a town dominated by Virginia Tech, but even if you're not a student, you'll find plenty of exciting attractions to explore! Sports fans will be pleasantly surprised when they step into Lane Stadium, where you can watch games while witnessing quirky traditions such as the "Hokie Walk." For travelers who wish to explore the cultural and historical aspects of the city, check out the Historic Smithfield Plantation, built in the early 1770s. The building features unique architecture and a complex history, which will certainly reel you in. Finally, to enjoy some top-tier entertainment, head to the Lyric Theatre, a historical theatre nearly 100 years old.

Foodies will rejoice to hear that Blacksburg also has a great variety of dishes to offer to its visitors. The renowned Zeppoli's Italian Restaurant has long been a local favorite, and its authentic Italian plates are bound to please. For a more upscale experience, check out 622 North, housed in a lavish Victorian building.

Amtrak's Thruway bus service connects Blacksburg to the nationwide rail network, but it is also easy to reach Blacksburg via OurBus. The Roanoke-Blacksburg Regional Airport serves the city, but the nearest international airports are all the way in Washington, D.C., and Charlotte.

What train companies travel to Blacksburg, Virginia?

Located in Virginia, Blacksburg is accessible by train from 25 other cities. You can choose from 29 daily scheduled trips when you search for trains to Blacksburg on Wanderu. Amtrak usually has the most trains on any given day.

Looking for other ways to get there? Bus tickets to Blacksburg are also available.

Train companies serving Blacksburg

TrainRoutesAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11710h 13m$77.06
  • Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey.

Which train carrier has the best service to Blacksburg?

Based on customers travel reviews, travelers who booked on Wanderu rave about traveling to Blacksburg by train with Amtrak giving them a 4 rating out of 5.

Travelers also mentioned that Amtrak had the most comfortable train service to Blacksburg taking into account the seats and amenities that Amtrak offers. They rate Amtrak a 4.3 out of 5 when it comes to just how relaxing and enjoyable their experience was onboard.

If you are looking to arrive to Blacksburg punctually, travelers suggest that Amtrak has the best on time performance on their train schedules to Blacksburg, rating them a 4.2 based on their on time arrivals.

Frequently Asked Questions

$18.00 is the cheapest price for a train ticket to Blacksburg, according to recent searches on Wanderu. You can use our search to check if this price is currently available on trains from your city to Blacksburg. In the last month, trains from Charlottesville to Blacksburg had the lowest average price at $18.00.

The main train station in Blacksburg is Virginia Tech Squires Student Ctr. As the busiest station, it has the most train arrivals, although some trains may make other stops in and around Blacksburg.

The closest airport to Blacksburg is Roanoke Blacksburg Regional Airport (ROA), it is located 25.2 miles from the city center of Blacksburg.
Blacksburg ranks number 13 among most popular train destinations in the region. It also ranks number 171 in United States. Blacksburg ranks number 15 in the region in terms of the number of destinations that connect to Blacksburg via train service. On average 0 direct daily train trips serve Blacksburg.
The population of Blacksburg is 44215. Blacksburg ranks number 10 in terms of population in Virginia and number 304 in all of United States.
Train tickets to Blacksburg range from for a short trip to Blacksburg, while a 60 to 200 mile train trip to Blacksburg starts at , and a longer trip by train to Blacksburg can be as cheap as . Looking to travel across state or province lines? A trip from out of your region will be as low as $28.
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The closest train station to the city center of Blacksburg is Virginia Tech Squires Student Ctr, located just 0.2 miles away. Select Virginia Tech Squires Student Ctr as your arrival if your plans call for exploring the downtown area of Blacksburg. Search on Wanderu and in the search results you can filter travel options by arriving or departing station.

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