Cheap Washington DC to Richmond  train tickets

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How much are Washington DC to Richmond train tickets?

Lowest Price$29.00
Fastest2h 2m
Daily Schedules10
train carriers4
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Overall score for Washington DC to Richmond
4.7
Based on 3 reviews
Amtrak Northeast Regional
4.7
Based on 3 reviews
Based on 3 reviewsOverviewUsers 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
4.7
Staff
4.3
Value
3.7
Condition
4.7
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Meheret
4.0
September 14, 2019Regular commuter
Pros
So far good .
Cons
Please improve time maner.
Tips
Yes.
Angela
5.0
July 13, 2019Visiting family
Pros
It was mine and my daughter’s first train ride.
Cons
Being on time
Tips
No
Jordan
5.0
June 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
The trip itself. It was my first trip on a train.
Tips
Travel light if you can.

How early should you arrive for Amtrak

Amtrak recommends arriving between 30 and 45 minutes before your train is scheduled to depart. If you aren’t familiar with the station, plan to have your luggage checked, or want to grab something to eat from the station prior boarding, plan to get there even earlier.

Is there a direct train between DC and Richmond?

Yes, there is a direct train that goes from Washington, DC, to Richmond, Virginia. In fact, Amtrak offers at least 10 daily direct trips between the two cities. Amtrak has two stations in Richmond where you may be dropped off. Most trains stop at the Staple Mills Road Station, which is about 5 miles away from downtown Richmond. The other stop is Main Street Station, which is right in the heart of Richmond.

What is the fastest way to get from Washington DC to Richmond?

Typically, flying from Washington DC to Richmond is the overall fastest option, with a nonstop flight taking about an hour. However, plane tickets for this route regularly cost more than $300. A more affordable option is to take the train, which runs about 2 hours and 10 minutes, and costs an average of $33.

How to find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington to Richmond is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington to Richmond was $31.44. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 13 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $9.00 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Washington DC to Richmond ? How far is Washington DC to Richmond ?

The distance between Washington DC to Richmond is 96.92 miles or 155.94 km. A train trip from Washington DC to Richmond typically takes 2 hours and 17 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Silver Service. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 2 minutes to get from Washington to Richmond.

Getting to Richmond from Washington by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Richmond from Washington is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Richmond and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Wednesday trains from Washington to Richmond are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Tuesday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most connections between Washington DC to Richmond

Typically there are 10 schedules to compare for your trip to Richmond. On the route to Richmond 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Washington to Richmond, usually offering 6 trips per day. 10 train trips per day are direct connections to Richmond, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Washington DC to Richmond, which start at $1.00.

Washington to Richmond is served by 4 train carriers

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond start from $29.00, and on average cost $55.21. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Carolinian in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Washington DC to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 2 hours and 20 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $55.09 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 20m
Avg. Price
$55.21

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond start from $29.00, and on average cost $32.96. Daily there are 6 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other train station.

From Washington DC to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 22 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $33.48 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 22m
Avg. Price
$32.96

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond start from $30.00, and on average cost $41.53. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Palmetto in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Washington DC to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 2 hours and 11 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $42.55 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 11m
Avg. Price
$41.53

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Washington DC to Richmond start from $30.00, and on average cost $38.25. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Silver Service in Washington leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Washington DC to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 2 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 2 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $38.63 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 6m
Avg. Price
$38.25

Plan your next adventure:

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington on their way to Richmond. The busiest departure station in Washington serving this route is Union Station.
  • Union Station
There are 2 different stations where trains arrive to in Richmond. You can review and use the directions feature on Wanderu to see which station is closest to your final destination., The busiest departure station in Washington serving this route is 7519 Staples Mill Rd, 1500 E Main St.
  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St