Alexandria to Culpeper train

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Alexandria - Culpeper Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

4 trains operate daily from Alexandria to Culpeper. The train trip from Alexandria to Culpeper is usually about one hour and 13 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Cardinal train can get you there in as little as one hour and 5 minutes.

Distance56 mi (90 km)
Fastest train1h 5m
Lowest price$11.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Alexandria to Culpeper

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)




May 25, 2022- Business

Amtrak Cardinal

Pros: And was very quiet. Cons: And was very quiet. Tips: When you have your approval number you still gotta go to the window to get your ticket.



October 23, 2019- Business

Amtrak Crescent

Pros: Not much to say , but I never expected to get there by train , I just checked online and found it,even my friends who have lived in Culpeper for several years never know that there is a train from Alexandria to Culpeper. But they have known now. Cons: Advertising. Tips: No everyone was Cool in his Corner. I didn’t intend to use WiFi So I do know.



October 17, 2019- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: I did not have to drive! Cons: Sticking to the schedule.

What is the price of a train ticket from Alexandria to Culpeper?

In the last month, the average price of a train ticket from Alexandria to Culpeper was $20.09. This is basically as cheap as train fares can get. 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 $10.52 more if you wait to book until the last minute.

Average prices by travel date


The average cost of a one-way train trip from Alexandria to Culpeper is expected to fluctuate between $18 and $28 in the next 30 days. If you’re planning a train trip to Culpeper in the upcoming week, the cheapest price in the next 7 days for a ticket from Alexandria is $19.

Monthly avg. prices

You can find the lowest prices on this route during February. This time of year offers the best deals on train tickets from Alexandria to Culpeper, with the average price at just $19. Train tickets on this route are most expensive in November, when the average price goes up to $32. You can still score cheap deals below this average price, though, especially if you plan ahead and book your ticket in advance.

Prices as travel date approaches


If you're looking to save on your train trip from Alexandria to Culpeper, book online with Wanderu at least 28 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $10.52 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Culpeper?

There are 3 train lines with service from Alexandria to Culpeper. Amtrak Northeast Regional is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Cardinal11h 6m$32.97
Amtrak Crescent11h 6m$29.56
Amtrak Northeast Regional21h 18m$19.26
  • 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 Alexandria to Culpeper per day, with an average trip length of 1 hours and 6 minutes.

  • 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 Alexandria to Culpeper take about 1 hours and 6 minutes and the cost of a one-way train ticket on the Crescent starts from $26.

  • 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 Alexandria to Culpeper, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Alexandria and Culpeper is approximately 56 miles, or 90 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 13 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 5 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Trains departing from Alexandria to Culpeper tend to have the most passengers on Saturday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Saturday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Alexandria at 8:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 6:00pm. 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 4 scheduled trains on most days. 3 of these are direct connections to Culpeper. 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 Culpeper to Alexandria.

City Information


Alexandria is a charming, historic city in Virginia, located just a few miles south of Washington, D.C., on the Potomac River. Alexandria's Old Town entrances visitors with its preserved brick sidewalks and 18th-century homes and buildings; you'll feel transported to the era of the city's founding in 1749. This quarter, especially along King Street, features boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops in quaint, intimate settings.

Thanks to its vicinity to the capital, Alexandria boasts a unique food scene with many high-class restaurants for you to enjoy. The most popular local establishments include The Warehouse, Chart House, and Chadwicks. You can even dine in Gadsby's Tavern, a favorite of some of the nation's founders in the 1780s, and learn more about early American life in the adjacent Gadsby's Tavern Museum.

Washington, D.C. and all its travel connections are only a water taxi away, but the city is also well-served by transportation options directly out of Alexandria. Intercity Amtrak routes regularly arrive at Alexandria Union Station, including the Northeast Regional, Silver Service, Crescent, Cardinal, and Carolinian. The two nearest airports to the city are the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and the Washington Dulles International Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

Main departure station: 110 Callahan Dr

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 7 stops and stations in Alexandria where you can board the train.

All train stations in Alexandria:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • 550 Railroad Ave - inside Marine Corps base

  • Harbor Park Station

  • Amtrak/VRE Station

  • 112 N Railroad Ave

  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Culpeper?

Main arrival station: 111 South Commerce St

Culpeper has one train station.

All train stations in Culpeper:

  • 111 South Commerce St

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