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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Boston to Richmond?

Lowest Price$47.00
Fastest Train10h 28m
Trains Per Day7
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Boston to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$105$70$35AugAug

Monthly average prices

$200$160$120$80$40SONDJFMAMJJA

Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Boston, MA to Richmond, VA
4.0
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Overview
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)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.0
Condition
5.0
Mwakwe
4.0
July 10, 2019Vacation
Pros
Space,I was comfortable
Cons
Atleast serve something to eat for free
Tips
At least us a a snack next time

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Boston to Richmond 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Boston to Richmond?

In the last month, $72.47 was the average price of a train ticket from Boston, MA to Richmond, VA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 18 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $77.39 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Boston to Richmond?

The distance between Boston, MA and Richmond, VA is approximately 474 miles, or 763 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 55 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 10 hours and 28 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 Boston to Richmond are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Monday 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 Boston at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

How many trains per day run from Boston to Richmond?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Richmond. 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 Richmond to Boston. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Boston to Richmond for $74.00.

What train services are there from Boston to Richmond?

2 train services operate from Boston, Massachusetts to Richmond, Virginia. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak412h 42m$117.36
Amtrak Northeast Regional411h 27m$65.33

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Richmond receives travelers from Boston at its two active train stations:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

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