Cheap train tickets from Raleigh to Richmond

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How much are train tickets from Raleigh to Richmond?

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How do you find cheap train tickets from Raleigh to Richmond?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Raleigh 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 Raleigh to Richmond was $40.74. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $10.04 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 ride from Raleigh to Richmond?

The distance between Raleigh and Richmond is approximately 138.81 miles, or 223.33 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 4 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 22 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Raleigh to Richmond?

On Monday trains from Raleigh 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 Carolinian has the most connections between Raleigh to Richmond

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Richmond. On the route to Richmond 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Carolinian offers the most scheduled departures between Raleigh to Richmond, usually offering one departure per day. 2 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 Raleigh to Richmond, which start at $17.00.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Raleigh to Richmond

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Raleigh to Richmond start from $40.00, and on average cost $54.98. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to Richmond. Amtrak in Raleigh leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 1500 E Main St and one other train station.

From Raleigh to Richmond train travel on Amtrak takes 9 hours and 6 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 22 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $56.19 for a one-way train ticket to Richmond.

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Avg. Time
9h 6m
Avg. Price
$54.98

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Raleigh to Richmond start from $40.00, and on average cost $41.68. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Carolinian in Raleigh leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Raleigh to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 3 hours and 51 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 22 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 $42.05 for a one-way weekend reservation from Raleigh.

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Avg. Time
3h 51m
Avg. Price
$41.68

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Raleigh to Richmond start from $32.00, and on average cost $39.69. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Richmond. Amtrak Silver Service in Raleigh leaves from Union Station, And in Richmond trains arrive at 7519 Staples Mill Rd,

From Raleigh to Richmond train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 3 hours and 23 minutes. If you are looking to get to Richmond faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 22 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Richmond on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $40.67 for a one-way weekend reservation from Raleigh.

Restroom
WiFi
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Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 23m
Avg. Price
$39.69

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Raleigh on their way to Richmond. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Raleigh are:
  • 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. These are the busiest arriving stations in Richmond:
  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St