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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Newark to Richmond?

Lowest Price$41.00
Fastest Train5h 28m
Trains Per Day10
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Newark to Richmond 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

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

In the last month, $50.80 was the average price of a train ticket from Newark, NJ to Richmond, VA. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $84.79 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Newark to Richmond?

The distance between Newark and Richmond is approximately 282 miles, or 453 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 12 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 28 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 Richmond are the most crowded on Sunday. 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?

The earliest train departs Newark at 3:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 11:00am. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Is there a direct train from Newark to Richmond?

There are 10 scheduled trains on most days. 9 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 Newark. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Newark to Richmond for $47.00.

Which train should you take from Newark to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Newark, New Jersey to Richmond, Virginia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 7 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak18h 35m$96.37
Amtrak Carolinian15h 45m$54.70
Amtrak Northeast Regional76h 10m$67.77
Amtrak Palmetto15h 52m$76.68
Amtrak Silver Service15h 52m$67.26

Where is the train station in Newark?

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

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Richmond receives travelers from Newark at its two active train stations:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Price trends for trains from Newark to Richmond

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

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