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New Carrollton - Charlottesville Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 3 daily train trips between New Carrollton and Charlottesville. The average train journey from New Carrollton to Charlottesville takes 4 hours and 13 minutes, but some Amtrak Northeast Regional train trips are as short as 3 hours and 27 minutes.

Distance108 mi (174 km)
Fastest train3h 27m
Lowest price$19.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from New Carrollton to Charlottesville

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Alejandra

October 24, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was relaxing. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Have more people guiding where you wait for the train.

What is the price of a train ticket from New Carrollton to Charlottesville?

The average price for a train ticket from New Carrollton to Charlottesville is $59.23, By booking your trip at least 29 days in advance, you increase your chances of scoring even cheaper tickets. But if you wait until the day of your trip to book tickets, expect to pay $26.85 more.

Average prices by travel date

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For the next 30 days, the cost of a one-way train trip from New Carrollton to Charlottesville will range from $52 to $76. If you're planning to travel by train to Charlottesville in the upcoming week, the cheapest train ticket from New Carrollton you can find in the next 7 days is $58. Be sure to book your trip in advance as train ticket prices typically increase as your travel date approaches.

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 Carrollton to Charlottesville, with the average price at just $43. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in December, when the average price goes up to $69. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from New Carrollton to Charlottesville. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 29 days before departure, you can save around $26.85. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from New Carrollton to Charlottesville?

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

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 33m$79.67
Amtrak Northeast Regional13h 28m$53.21
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from New Carrollton to Charlottesville every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $58.

  • 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 Carrollton to Charlottesville, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between New Carrollton and Charlottesville is approximately 108 miles, or 174 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 27 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.

Trains departing from New Carrollton to Charlottesville tend to have the most passengers on Thursday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Thursday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Monday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs New Carrollton at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 5:00pm. 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 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from New Carrollton to Charlottesville. 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 Charlottesville to New Carrollton.

City Information

New Carrollton

New Carrollton is a small town in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, located about 13 miles northeast of the nation's capital. Much of the city is residential, with services typical for a suburb, including a shopping mall, grocery stores, several restaurants, and so on. A true hidden gem in the area is Greenbelt Park, a forested park with 172 campsites and nine miles of trails perfect for an escape to nature.

A few hotels in New Carrollton and neighboring Lanham welcome D.C. visitors who would rather not pay downtown prices. It's easy to reach D.C. from the New Carrollton station, which connects to the Washington Metro's Orange Line and the MARC trains that serve Maryland. It takes just 11 minutes to reach Union Station in D.C. from New Carrollton on the Metro.

The New Carrollton train station is also a stop for Amtrak trains heading north. The Northeast Regional departing from D.C. makes its first stop in New Carrollton before continuing on to Philadelphia, New York City, and Boston. In addition, bus lines provide service to New Carrollton from as far away as Indianapolis or St. Louis. For those who prefer to fly, the nearest major airport is the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Charlottesville

Lovingly called Mr. Jefferson’s City by locals, Charlottesville is one of Virginia's best destinations with plenty of interesting attractions to draw in not only fans of history but also of arts and culture. The prime attraction of the city is the famous estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello. This 5000-acre mansion is an architectural masterpiece that combines Parisian and Italian elements, giving you a day’s worth of exploration. For those looking for a more idyllic landscape, try Carter Mountain Orchard, which offers apple-picking sessions as well. The University of Charlottesville is also a must-not-miss destination. As the only university in the U.S. to be designated a World Heritage Site, it offers interesting insights into the history of education of the country.

Charlottesville’s wines are famous around the country, and the Monticello Wine Trail is perfect for trying out the best wines that the region has to offer. For an amazing dinner experience, C & O Restaurant, which has been in business since 1976, will be a great choice.

The city’s busiest bus stop is the Greyhound bus stop located downtown at 310 W Main St. For trains, head over to the nearby Amtrak train station, also on W Main St. Charlottesville is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal, Crescent and Northeast Regional lines. The city’s main airport is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 8 miles from the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New Carrollton?

Main departure station: MARC Station

There is one train station in New Carrollton.

All train stations in New Carrollton:

  • MARC Station

Where is the train station in Charlottesville?

Train Station - 810 W Main St  - CVSAMT-0

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Train Station - 810 W Main St  - CVSAMT-1

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Main arrival station: Train Station - 810 W Main St

The Union Station in Charlottesville opened in 1885 and today remains the center of rail transportation in Charlottesville. Three Amtrak lines run through the Charlottesville station: the Cardinal route from Chicago to New York, the Crescent route from New Orleans to New York, and the Northeast Regional route from Roanoke to Boston. Inside the barn-red building, you can have a seat in the indoor waiting room, purchase a snack to go from vending machines, or learn more about Charlottesville from the tourism pamphlets available. The station is just steps away from the University of Virginia campus, and from the station, you can stroll to one of many excellent restaurants along Main Street.

All train stations in Charlottesville:

  • Train Station - 810 W Main St

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