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Train Route Overview: New York to Virginia Beach

There are 5 daily trains from New York to Virginia Beach. Traveling by train from New York to Virginia Beach usually takes around 9 hours and 41 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 9 hours and 13 minutes.

Distance287 mi (462 km)
Fastest train9h 13m
Lowest price$33.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from New York to Virginia Beach

(Based on 4 ratings and reviews)

4.8

4.0

Vi

July 21, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: Regarding the train, the announcement happened periodically and repeated themselves roughly 5times which could wake everyone up. I like the experience in the bus. Cons: Different announcement methods need to be utilized during the trip to avoid sleeping disruptiv...

Pros: Regarding the train, the announcement happened periodically and repeated themselves roughly 5times which could wake everyone up. I like the experience in the bus. Cons: Different announcement methods need to be utilized during the trip to avoid sleeping disruptive. It was cold in the train. Tips: Bring blankets or double coat, and headphones.

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5.0

Eliana

April 12, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Process y tu o get in. Cons: Provide more information about the syops. Tips: None.

Pros: Process y tu o get in. Cons: Provide more information about the syops. Tips: None.

5.0

JULIA

June 2, 2021

Amtrak

Cons: Bathroom to be cleaner. Tips: Bring your food.

Cons: Bathroom to be cleaner. Tips: Bring your food.

5.0

Chartahnyous

January 26, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: I enjoyed it, thank you so much for amtrak. Cons: Just a little more heat in the winter time, it was kinda chilly but not too bad...

Pros: I enjoyed it, thank you so much for amtrak. Cons: Just a little more heat in the winter time, it was kinda chilly but not too bad...

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

$64.56 is the average price of a bus ticket from New York to Virginia Beach. Any tickets cheaper than $64.56 can be considered a great deal. It’s easy to find a bus ticket at this price or lower when you use Wanderu to book your trip online in advance of your travel date.

Average prices by travel date

$180$120$60AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from New York to Virginia Beach will vary between $34 and $166. Planning a train trip to Virginia Beach within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from New York over the next 7 days is $82. 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 Virginia Beach 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 $61 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from New York to Virginia Beach in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $127 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 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Virginia Beach from New York will be about $124.73 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from New York to Virginia Beach?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects New York to Virginia Beach. However, there are 5 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak59h 41m$116.50
  • 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 5 Amtrak trains from New York to Virginia Beach every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $33.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from New York to Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach?

While the train is the main method of transportation from New York to Virginia Beach, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from New York to Virginia Beach?

The distance between New York and Virginia Beach is approximately 287 miles, or 462 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 41 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours and 13 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?

Because many passengers travel from New York to Virginia Beach at the beginning of the work week, Monday is usually the busiest day for trains. If you are planning to travel on a Monday, you should make sure to book tickets well in advance as they may sell out.

On the other hand, Saturday is typically the least busy day for train travel on this route. If you’re looking for a little extra space, a Saturday ticket is the way to go.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

The earliest train departs New York 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.

How many train schedules are there most days?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Virginia Beach 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.

Virginia Beach

While boasting a suburban atmosphere that will make anyone jealous of an East Coast life, Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia by population and one of the state's best destinations. Positioned at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, its primary focus has always been its oceanfront location.

In the record books as having the longest pleasure beach in the world, the soft golden sands of Virginia Beach stretch for miles. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to take a stroll or bike along the three-mile boardwalk lined with cafés.

A block back, Atlantic Avenue plays host to Virginia Beach's dining scene, which incorporates everything from well-known names to family-run restaurants specializing in the bay's seafood.

But for all the glitz and glamour of Atlantic Avenue, it's Virginia Beach's natural splendors that will have you coming back again and again. As it twists with the coastline to become Shore Drive, you'll reach First Landing State Park. It preserves the spot at which English colonists first arrived on U.S. soil in 1607 after a five-month voyage. Meanwhile, out to sea, there's a chance to spot humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins.

The city’s central location on the Atlantic coastline means there are many destinations you can visit from Virginia Beach for very cheap. The busiest terminus in Virginia Beach is on Northampton Boulevard. It sees buses reach New York City in around eight hours. Head to Norfolk, and you can also jump on Amtrak's Northeast Regional train service to Boston.

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

Where is the train station in Virginia Beach?

Main arrival station: Hampton Road Transit bus stop

Virginia Beach has one train station.

All train stations in Virginia Beach:

  • Hampton Road Transit bus stop

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