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How much are train tickets from Salem, OR to Richmond, VA?

Lowest Price$301.00
Fastest Train72h 12m
Trains Per Day4
Train Lines1
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Salem-Richmond Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Salem 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. 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 Salem to Richmond?

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, $342.25 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Salem to Richmond.

How long is the train journey from Salem to Richmond?

The distance between Salem and Richmond is approximately 2391 miles, or 3848 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 91 hours and 10 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 72 hours and 12 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 Salem to Richmond 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 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 Salem at 1:00pm 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.

How many trains per day run from Salem to Richmond?

There are 4 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 Richmond to Salem. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Salem to Richmond for $241.00.

What train services are there from Salem to Richmond?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Salem to Richmond. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak43d 19h 10m$342.25

Where is the train station in Salem?

There is one train station in Salem:

  • 500 13th St SE

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

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