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Newark - Richmond Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 12 daily train trips between Newark and Richmond. The average train journey from Newark to Richmond takes 6 hours and 40 minutes, but some Amtrak Northeast Regional train trips are as short as 5 hours and 40 minutes.

Distance282 mi (453 km)
Fastest train5h 40m
Lowest price$45.00
Trains per day15
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines5

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Newark to Richmond

(Based on 5 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Raul de Jesus

March 31, 2024- Couples trip

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Everything was good and comfortable. Cons: Everything was perfect. Tips: Do it with Wanderu.

5.0

Gail

August 20, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was a nice ride. Cons: Nothing. Tips: The train ride is real nice.

5.0

Sharon

June 15, 2023

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Cons: Can be more reasonably priced. Tips: Sit back and relax.

5.0

Chanou

May 5, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Carolinian

Pros: Price and wifi. Cons: More sale on ticket prices. Tips: It was good.

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

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Newark to Richmond was $117.21. This is somewhat expensive compared to other train fares, but it makes sense given the route’s long distance. Good news! You can find the cheapest tickets if you book your trip at least 28 days prior to the travel date. You’ll likely pay around $109.69 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date

$180$120$60JulJul

The average cost of a one-way train trip from Newark to Richmond is expected to fluctuate between $101 and $166 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Richmond in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Newark is $115.

Monthly average prices

$150$120$90$60$30ASONDJFMAMJJ
Mark your calendar for September if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Newark to Richmond. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $110. If you're planning a trip from Newark to Richmond during November, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $143 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

Prices as travel date approaches

$225$180$135$90$453020100

By booking your train trip from Newark to Richmond on Wanderu at least 28 days ahead of time, you can save about $109.69 on your ticket. Waiting until the last minute means missing out on these savings!

Which train should you take from Newark to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Newark to Richmond. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak28h 18m$165.45
Amtrak Carolinian15h 45m$151.57
Amtrak Northeast Regional66h 36m$143.69
Amtrak Palmetto15h 52m$133.94
Amtrak Silver Service25h 57m$156.96
  • 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 Newark to Richmond every day, as well as 1 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $59.

  • 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 Newark 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 5 hours and 45 minutes.

  • The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 6 daily train trips from Newark to Richmond, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • 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 Newark 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 Newark to Richmond start from $133 and the average train journey lasts about 5 hours and 57 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 40 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 40 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.

Trains from Newark to Richmond are the most crowded on Saturday. 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 Monday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

The earliest train departs Newark at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 3:00pm. 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 12 scheduled trains on most days. 15 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.

City Information

Newark

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

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 Newark?

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Main departure station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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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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