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How much are train tickets from Petersburg to Richmond?

Lowest Price$10.00
Fastest Train0h 36m
Trains Per Day5
Train Lines5
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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Petersburg 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 Petersburg 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, $13.40 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Petersburg to Richmond. By booking your trip 4 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $8.10 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Petersburg to Richmond?

The distance between Petersburg and Richmond is approximately 22 miles, or 35 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 45 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 36 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Richmond.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Petersburg to Richmond are the most crowded on Sunday. 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 Tuesday 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 Petersburg at 3:00am 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 Petersburg to Richmond?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 4 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 Petersburg. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Petersburg to Richmond for $16.00.

What train services are there from Petersburg to Richmond?

There are 5 train lines with service from Petersburg to Richmond. Amtrak is your best bet, with 2 scheduled trains per day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak24h 18m$25.33
Amtrak Carolinian10h 53m$11.00
Amtrak Northeast Regional10h 36m$11.00
Amtrak Palmetto10h 44m$11.50
Amtrak Silver Service20h 45m$12.60

Where is the train station in Petersburg?

There is one train station in Petersburg:

  • Amtrak Station - 3516 South St

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

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