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Durham-Richmond Train Schedule

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$34.00
9:27 AM
601 W Main St
2:04 PM
7519 Staples Mill Rd
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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Durham to Richmond. Traveling by train from Durham to Richmond usually takes around 5 hours and 26 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carolinian train can make the trip in 4 hours and 37 minutes.

Distance134 mi (216 km)
Fastest train4h 37m
Lowest price$34.00
Trains per day1
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Carolinian
Train lines2

Price trends for trains from Durham to Richmond

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Which train should you take from Durham to Richmond?

2 train services operate from Durham, North Carolina to Richmond, Virginia. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak110h 11m$50.67
Amtrak Carolinian14h 37m$35.85
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 1 Amtrak trains from Durham to Richmond every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $44.

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  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Durham and Richmond, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 4 hours and 37 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Durham to Richmond during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Durham to Richmond?

The distance between Durham and Richmond is approximately 134 miles, or 216 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 26 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 37 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 Durham to Richmond are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Thursday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Durham at 9:00am and arrives in Richmond around 4 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Durham to Richmond?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. Luckily, this train will get you to Richmond with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Durham. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Durham to Richmond for $39.00.

City Information

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Durham?

Departure stations

There is one train station in Durham.

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Arrival stations

Richmond receives travelers from Durham at its two active train stations.

Train stations in Richmond:

  • 1500 E Main St

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