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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from New York to Charlottesville. Traveling by train from New York to Charlottesville usually takes around 8 hours and 35 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 6 hours and 10 minutes.

Distance302 mi (486 km)
Fastest train6h 10m
Lowest price$31.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Charlottesville

(Based on 9 ratings and reviews)

4.6

5.0

Zaneta

August 1, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Great value. Comfortable and on-time. Surprisingly good views through the windows at times. Cons: There was a 30 min delay at the beginning. Expected tracks aren't announced until then. Tips: Definitely worth it if you don't want to drive. More spacious than plan...

Pros: Great value. Comfortable and on-time. Surprisingly good views through the windows at times. Cons: There was a 30 min delay at the beginning. Expected tracks aren't announced until then. Tips: Definitely worth it if you don't want to drive. More spacious than planes and can take more luggage than expected on board.

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5.0

Michele

January 30, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: 1st time with train travel!! Loved everything about it!! Will travel again this way from Charlottesville to NY in a few weeks!! Cons: Everything was perfect! Tips: Keep up with face masks and safe distances!! I’m not one of those neurotic people who fear COVID-19...

Pros: 1st time with train travel!! Loved everything about it!! Will travel again this way from Charlottesville to NY in a few weeks!! Cons: Everything was perfect! Tips: Keep up with face masks and safe distances!! I’m not one of those neurotic people who fear COVID-19!! We all just need to keep up with the safety measures in place!!

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5.0

Rachel

August 3, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The size of the seat. Cons: Cheaper and silence. Tips: Don’t sit in front of loud laughing couples.

Pros: The size of the seat. Cons: Cheaper and silence. Tips: Don’t sit in front of loud laughing couples.

What is the price of a train ticket from New York to Charlottesville?

In the last month, $101.45 was the average price of a train ticket from New York to Charlottesville. Tickets are generally somewhat expensive for this particular train route, which is to be expected given the long distance. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $115.71 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

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Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Charlottesville will vary between $31 and $137. Planning a train trip to Charlottesville within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $64. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from New York to Charlottesville by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $87 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Charlottesville in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $143 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Charlottesville from New York will be about $115.71 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Charlottesville?

There are 4 train lines with service from New York to Charlottesville. Amtrak Northeast Regional is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak312h 10m$161.25
Amtrak Cardinal16h 59m$178.67
Amtrak Crescent16h 32m$164.48
Amtrak Northeast Regional27h 55m$112.13
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    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 3 Amtrak trains from New York to Charlottesville every day, as well as 7 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $116.

  • Amtrak Cardinal

    Amtrak Cardinal

    The Amtrak Cardinal is a long distance passenger rail service from New York to Chicago, connecting a total of 31 cities. As one of Amtrak's most scenic train routes, the Cardinal is a popular train line connecting the Northeast to the Southeast, and offers top-notch comfort thanks to its seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available for purchase in the Cardinal Café. There are usually 1 Cardinal trips from New York to Charlottesville per day, with an average trip length of 6 hours and 59 minutes.

  • Amtrak Crescent

    Amtrak Crescent

    The Crescent is Amtrak’s passenger train service that runs from New York to New Orleans by way of Atlanta. As an overnight service, the Crescent offers a variety of amenities and accommodation options. There’s also a café car where you can enjoy freshly prepared meals and a variety of soft and alcoholic beverages. Like all Amtrak trains, the Crescent offers free WiFi, power outlets and extra legroom. Train trips from New York to Charlottesville take about 6 hours and 32 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $116.

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    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 2 daily train trips from New York to Charlottesville, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Charlottesville during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

Can you take a train all the way from New York to Charlottesville?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from New York to Charlottesville. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How long is the train journey from New York to Charlottesville?

The distance between New York and Charlottesville is approximately 302 miles, or 486 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 10 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 New York to Charlottesville are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday 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 New York at 12:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 12:00pm. 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 New York to Charlottesville?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Charlottesville. 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 Charlottesville to New York.

City Information

New York

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New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Charlottesville

Lovingly called Mr. Jefferson’s City by locals, Charlottesville is one of Virginia's best destinations with plenty of interesting attractions to draw in not only fans of history but also of arts and culture. The prime attraction of the city is the famous estate of Thomas Jefferson, Monticello. This 5000-acre mansion is an architectural masterpiece that combines Parisian and Italian elements, giving you a day’s worth of exploration. For those looking for a more idyllic landscape, try Carter Mountain Orchard, which offers apple-picking sessions as well. The University of Charlottesville is also a must-not-miss destination. As the only university in the U.S. to be designated a World Heritage Site, it offers interesting insights into the history of education of the country.

Charlottesville’s wines are famous around the country, and the Monticello Wine Trail is perfect for trying out the best wines that the region has to offer. For an amazing dinner experience, C & O Restaurant, which has been in business since 1976, will be a great choice.

The city’s busiest bus stop is the Greyhound bus stop located downtown at 310 W Main St. For trains, head over to the nearby Amtrak train station, also on W Main St. Charlottesville is served by Amtrak’s Cardinal, Crescent and Northeast Regional lines. The city’s main airport is the Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport, 8 miles from the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main departure station: Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • Penn Station

  • Union Station

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St

  • South Station

  • Amtrak/Metro North Station

  • Union Station - 1 Union Pl

  • Metro-North Station - 1 Railroad Plz

  • Highway 7 Park and Ride

  • Albany-Rensselaer Train Station

  • Marble Valley Regional Transit

  • 525 Water St

  • Middlebury College

  • Providence Station - 100 Gaspee St

  • Cumberland Farms

  • Union Station Transportation Center

Where is the train station in Charlottesville?

Train Station - 810 W Main St  - CVSAMT-0

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Main arrival station: Train Station - 810 W Main St

The Union Station in Charlottesville opened in 1885 and today remains the center of rail transportation in Charlottesville. Three Amtrak lines run through the Charlottesville station: the Cardinal route from Chicago to New York, the Crescent route from New Orleans to New York, and the Northeast Regional route from Roanoke to Boston. Inside the barn-red building, you can have a seat in the indoor waiting room, purchase a snack to go from vending machines, or learn more about Charlottesville from the tourism pamphlets available. The station is just steps away from the University of Virginia campus, and from the station, you can stroll to one of many excellent restaurants along Main Street.

All train stations in Charlottesville:

  • Train Station - 810 W Main St

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