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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Alexandria to Richmond?

Lowest Price$19.00
Fastest Train1h 44m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines5

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Alexandria 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

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

In the last month, $19.25 was the average price of a train ticket from Alexandria, VA to Richmond, VA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 22 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $8.15 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Alexandria to Richmond?

The distance between Alexandria and Richmond is approximately 90 miles, or 145 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 7 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 44 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Alexandria to Richmond 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 Saturday 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 Alexandria 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.

Is there a direct train from Alexandria to Richmond?

There are 8 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Alexandria to Richmond.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Richmond to Alexandria.

Which train should you take from Alexandria to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Alexandria, Virginia to Richmond, Virginia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak14h 5m$34.18
Amtrak Carolinian12h 1m$19.57
Amtrak Northeast Regional52h 9m$19.55
Amtrak Palmetto11h 53m$19.61
Amtrak Silver Service11h 48m$19.67

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

There is one train station in Alexandria:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Alexandria, VA to Richmond, VA
Based on 4 ratings and reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 75 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 27, 2019Business
Very quick ride and nice that I got a whole row to myself.
More comfortable seats with better arm rests and the train was not on time so it wouldve been better if it had.
July 28, 2019Solo travel
Easy, pain free
Riter Mitei
June 9, 2019Business
Convenient and spacious
Time, please keep time and everyone will be traveling with it
Give yourself up to 4 hours delay

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