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How much are train tickets from Newark, NJ to Petersburg, VA?

Lowest Price$66.00
Fastest Train6h 27m
Trains Per Day2
Train Lines5
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark to Petersburg 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. To review the latest news and updates on which companies have reduced routes, visit our COVID-19 Travel Alert.

In order to keep their 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.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Newark to Petersburg?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets is to plan ahead and book your train travel early. In the past 30 days, $75.50 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Newark to Petersburg. By booking your trip 24 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $91.50 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Petersburg?

The distance between Newark and Petersburg is approximately 298 miles, or 480 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 32 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Newark to Petersburg are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Friday 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 Newark at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 9:00am. 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 Newark to Petersburg?

Trains leave the station in Newark twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to Petersburg with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Petersburg to Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Petersburg for $47.00.

What train services are there from Newark to Petersburg?

There are 5 train lines with service from Newark to Petersburg. There is only one daily train on each service.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 8m$107.76
Amtrak Carolinian16h 27m$81.50
Amtrak Northeast Regional16h 55m$101.06
Amtrak Palmetto16h 32m$84.00
Amtrak Silver Service26h 35m$84.00

Where is the train station in Newark?

There are two stations in Newark where you can board the train to Petersburg:

  • Newark Intl Airport
  • Penn Station

Where is the train station in Petersburg?

Petersburg has one train station:

  • Amtrak Station - 3516 South St

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