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New Haven - Lynchburg Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between New Haven and Lynchburg. The average train journey from New Haven to Lynchburg takes 11 hours and 48 minutes, but some Amtrak Northeast Regional train trips are as short as 10 hours and 9 minutes.

Distance427 mi (687 km)
Fastest train10h 9m
Lowest price$137.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

What is the price of a train ticket from New Haven to Lynchburg?

Over the past month, a train ticket between New Haven and Lynchburg cost $194.50, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 14 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $58.15 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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You can find the lowest prices on this route during September. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from New Haven to Lynchburg, with the average price at just $123. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in May, when the average price goes up to $178. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from New Haven to Lynchburg. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 14 days before departure, you can save around $58.15. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from New Haven to Lynchburg?

2 train services operate from New Haven to Lynchburg. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak312h 25m$254.83
Amtrak Northeast Regional110h 22m$213.27
  • 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. On average, there are 3 Amtrak trains from New Haven to Lynchburg every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $140.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 1 daily train trips from New Haven to Lynchburg, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Haven and Lynchburg is approximately 427 miles, or 687 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 48 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 9 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.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from New Haven to Lynchburg. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Monday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs New Haven at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from New Haven to Lynchburg. 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 Lynchburg to New Haven.

City Information

New Haven

Sitting on the mouth of the Quinnipiac River of Connecticut, New Haven has been the home of the esteemed Yale University for more than 300 years. The quaint college town, with its cultural significance, has long been a highly-rated destination for culturally-inclined travelers. The first thing to do in New Haven is to visit the Yale campus, which was designed by famous architects such as Eero Saarinen and Frank O. Gehry. Don’t forget to check out the university’s visitor center as well, which houses impressive historical displays. Other interesting destinations on the premises are the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. If you wish to take a break from the urban environment and go hunting for some amazing nature shots, East Rock Park will be a premier choice. Inside the park is the Pardee Rose Garden, which features more than 50 varieties of roses blooming in June and July.

New Haven is a popular destination for foodies, and its greatest offering is pizza. New Haven’s special pizza, also known as “apizza,” is a must-try when you are in town, and the best place to try this delicacy is at Pepe’s, its birthplace. Another establishment to check out is Louis’ Lunch, which has been serving delightful fast food since 1895.

The central hub of transportation in the city is Union Station, where travelers can catch Amtrak trains or buses by Greyhound and Flixbus for intercity transits. Air services are handled by the Tweed New Haven Regional Airport, located 3 miles east of the business district.

Lynchburg

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lynchburg, VA is known for its scenic beauty and outdoor fun. Visit the Liberty Mountain Trail System for the best hikes in the city, or head to Blackwater Creek Natural Area for babbling brooks and waterfalls.

Lynchburg has its fair share of history, most of which is preserved in the Lynchburg Museum. Exhibits focus specifically on Lynchburg’s history through artifacts, antique photographs, and artwork. Other notable places include the Anne Spencer House & Garden, former home of poet Anne Spencer, and the Legacy Museum, with collections focused on African American history. Food-wise, local favorites include the Water Dog, Shakers Restaurant, and Skyline. While you’re in the area, take a walk around the vibrant downtown scene, complete with more restaurants, plenty of shops, and a thriving nightlife – which is no surprise given that Lynchburg is home to 5 different colleges and universities.

The city does have the Lynchburg Regional Airport, although it only offers commercial flights to Charlotte, NC. Luckily, if you’re traveling from anywhere else, you can easily get to Lynchburg via Greyhound and Amtrak, both of which have stations downtown. The most popular train routes to Lynchburg come from New York City, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Chicago. Meanwhile, buses typically connect from New York, Baltimore, and Charlotte.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Haven?

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Main departure station: Union Station

Union Station in New Haven is Connecticut’s most important transportation hub and is also one of the busiest stations in Amtrak’s national rail network. The station serves interstate Amtrak passenger trains that run along the Northeast Corridor between Washington, DC and Boston. Additionally, there are several commuter rail services operated by Amtrak, MTA and CTrail that connect New Haven to the likes of New York and Hartford. Union Station also accommodates CTtransit’s local buses services as well as intercity bus travel from carriers including Greyhound and Peter Pan Bus Lines. In addition, a free shuttle service is available from Union Station to New Haven Green in the city’s modern downtown.

All train stations in New Haven:

  • Union Station

  • State Street Station

Where is the train station in Lynchburg?

Main arrival station: 825 Kemper St

Lynchburg has one train station.

All train stations in Lynchburg:

  • 825 Kemper St

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