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Rocky Mount - Richmond Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Rocky Mount to Richmond

There are usually 1 daily bus trips available from Rocky Mount to Richmond.

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Trip Summary

There are usually 6 daily train trips available from Rocky Mount to Richmond. Traveling by train from Rocky Mount to Richmond usually takes 4 hours and 1 minute, but the fastest Amtrak Silver Service train can make the trip in 2 hours and 7 minutes.

Distance112 mi (181 km)
Fastest train2h 7m
Lowest price$25.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Rocky Mount to Richmond

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)




August 25, 2023- Business

Amtrak Palmetto

Pros: Good value. Ride was very smooth. Cons: Maybe a text message about delay, but not a serious issue. Tips: It was a relaxing way to travel at a very good value. Bring a good book and enjoy.



June 15, 2022- Business

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Just like train ride. Cons: Quicker service at the food Cafe. Tips: Reserve your seats.



December 10, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Palmetto

Pros: Very peaceful ride. Cons: In the food area, please add the veggie burger back to the menu? Tips: Everything is good?



November 13, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak Silver Service

Pros: I was excited to take the train to Richmond. BUT it was over an hour late leaving Rocky Mount. Train had not left terminal when a shouting match broke out over seats. Never heard such words! I thinkl Conductor should have interferred before he did. Return trip to Rocky Mount was also delayed in leaving, All said, I would travel by train again. Cons: Service was good but scheduling really needs to be adressed.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Rocky Mount and Richmond cost $33.17, on average. This price makes taking the train a budget-friendly option to get to Richmond. Booking your trip at least 13 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $12.98 more.

Monthly avg. prices

You can find the lowest prices on this route during May. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Rocky Mount to Richmond, with the average price at just $31. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in June, when the average price goes up to $44. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Which train should you take from Rocky Mount to Richmond?

There are 4 train lines with service from Rocky Mount to Richmond. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak26h 48m$50.11
Amtrak Carolinian12h 24m$37.00
Amtrak Palmetto12h 18m$33.20
Amtrak Silver Service22h 10m$39.97
  • 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 Rocky Mount to Richmond every day, as well as 4 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $35.

  • 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 Rocky Mount 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 2 hours and 24 minutes.

  • The Palmetto is an Amtrak train service that runs a total of 829 miles from New York City to Savannah, GA, connecting 20 cities from the Northeast to the Southeast along the way. Traveling from Rocky Mount to Richmond is comfortable and relaxing on the Palmetto, thanks to the train’s free WiFi, power outlets, and seating with extra legroom. You can pick from 1 daily departures along this route, with train ticket pricing at an average of on the Palmetto.

  • The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Rocky Mount to Richmond start from $34 and the average train journey lasts about 2 hours and 10 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Rocky Mount and Richmond is approximately 112 miles, or 181 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 7 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Rocky Mount to Richmond on Monday. Tickets for Monday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Rocky Mount at 2:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 2:00pm. 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 6 scheduled trains on most days. 4 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 Rocky Mount.

City Information

Rocky Mount

Rocky Mount is a beautiful part of Eastern North Carolina and has plenty of things to do for everyone. The pristine Rocky Mount Mills, the city's excellent (and kid-friendly) parks, restaurants, and locations to get some beer are among our favorites.

In Rocky Mount, there are a plethora of enjoyable opportunities to get outside and experience nature. Whether you prefer gaming, water, or hiking, they've got you covered. The Sunset Amusement Park, for instance, has a train, a splash pad, a carousel, a skate park, a playground, a disc golf course, tennis courts, and so much more! For $5 a day, you can use the park or rent it out for your next event.

The Imperial Centre brings together some of Rocky Mount's top attractions in one location. For starters, the Community Theatre is a great place to see and participate in a production. A hands-on science museum is also available for children. Your children will have a great time learning about and exploring the world around them. On-site is the Cummins Planetarium, which has the most up-to-date full-dome video and laser light performances. In addition, the Arts Center is packed with exhibits and courses where you can create your own masterpiece.

Wanda Coach services the area with a fleet of buses, and Amtrak has several train lines going from Baltimore, Washington, Newark, and New York to Rocky Mount.


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 Rocky Mount?

Main departure station: 101 Coastline St

There is one train station in Rocky Mount.

All train stations in Rocky Mount:

  • 101 Coastline St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

7519 Staples Mill Rd  - RICAMT1-0

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7519 Staples Mill Rd  - RICAMT1-1

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Main arrival station: 7519 Staples Mill Rd

Located around 5 miles north of Richmond’s city center, the Amtrak Station on Staples Mill Road is Amtrak’s busiest transport hub in the Southeast Region. The station was built in 1975 to replace the downtown Main Street Station. It now serves as an important terminal for routes traveling up and down the American East. Passengers can venture north onboard the Northeast Regional service—Amtrak’s busiest route—to Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston. Richmond’s Amtrak Station also offers several southward connections to vacation destinations along the East Coast in [South Carolina(/train-tickets/us-sc/), Georgia, and Florida. In addition, the GRTC bus service is available from the station for transport into downtown Richmond.

All train stations in Richmond:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • 1500 E Main St

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