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Compare train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond


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How much are train tickets from Philadelphia to Richmond, VA?

Lowest Price$56.00
Fastest Train4h 18m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines4
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Philadelphia to Richmond
Based on 1 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
February 17, 2020Visiting friends
Required very little effort.
The train ride is no where equal to Europe quite obvious this was a old train but was nice.
Easy to do for 1st time train riders

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you find cheap train tickets from Philadelphia 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, $57.56 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Philadelphia to Richmond. By booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $23.38 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Philadelphia to Richmond?

The distance between Philadelphia and Richmond is approximately 207 miles, or 333 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 4 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 18 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 Philadelphia to Richmond are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Philadelphia at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. 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 Philadelphia to Richmond?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 6 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 Philadelphia. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Philadelphia to Richmond for $5.00.

What train services are there from Philadelphia to Richmond?

There are 4 train lines with service from Philadelphia to Richmond. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 3 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian14h 33m$60.13
Amtrak Northeast Regional35h 10m$63.12
Amtrak Palmetto14h 31m$67.25
Amtrak Silver Service24h 37m$65.51

Where is the train station in Philadelphia?

There is one train station in Philadelphia:

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

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