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How much are train tickets from Charlottesville to Alexandria?

Lowest Price$20.00
Fastest Train2h 8m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines4
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train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Charlottesville to Alexandria
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 1 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Cardinal report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
September 15, 2019Business
Lots of leg room and clean seating area.
Bring your charging cable—110v power socket for charging your devices at your seat.

Based on 3 reviews
Users that traveled with Amtrak Northeast Regional report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 33 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
October 12, 2019Visiting family
It was faster than driving and far less painful.
It would be nice if the train could leave in the morning or early afternoon on a Saturday from Old town or DC on the trip to Charlottesville
No. The train has changed my life.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Charlottesville to Alexandria 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 Charlottesville to Alexandria?

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, $23.14 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Charlottesville to Alexandria. By booking your trip 29 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $11.67 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Charlottesville to Alexandria?

The distance between Charlottesville and Alexandria is approximately 94 miles, or 152 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 59 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 8 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Charlottesville to Alexandria 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 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 Charlottesville at 7:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00am. 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 Charlottesville to Alexandria?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Alexandria. 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 Alexandria to Charlottesville.

What train services are there from Charlottesville to Alexandria?

There are 4 train lines with service from Charlottesville to Alexandria. There is only one daily train on each service.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak25h 56m$37.19
Amtrak Cardinal12h 40m$27.42
Amtrak Crescent12h 23m$24.46
Amtrak Northeast Regional12h 10m$22.85

Where is the train station in Charlottesville?

There is one train station in Charlottesville:

  • Train Station - 810 W Main St

Where is the train station in Alexandria?

Alexandria has one train station:

  • 110 Callahan Dr

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