Cheap Richmond to Washington DC train tickets

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5.0
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Amtrak Northeast Regional
5.0
Based on 4 reviews
Based on 4 reviewsOverviewUsers 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)
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5.0
Staff
5.0
Value
4.5
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Linda
5.0
September 13, 2019Solo travel
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The ease of travel not having to drive an jus relax
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Does Amtrak go to DC from Richmond?

Yes, there are several Amtrak trains that go from Richmond to Washington DC, all offering amenities such as free WiFi, restrooms, A/C, snacks, and power outlets:

  • The Amtrak Northeast Regional offers at least six daily trips. Tickets cost about $34, and the trip takes around 2.5 hours.

  • The Amtrak Carolinian offers at least one daily trip. Tickets cost about $56, and the trip takes a little over 2 hours.

  • The Amtrak Palmetto offers at least one daily trip. Tickets cost about $42, and the trip takes around 2.5 hours.

  • The Amtrak Silver Service offers at least one daily trip. Tickets cost about $46, and the trip takes around 2.5 hours.

What train station do you arrive at in Washington DC?

Trains on this route arrive into Union Station in Washington DC. This station is located at 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE, which is right in the heart of the city.

One of Washington’s most historic and busiest stations, Union Station receives about 40 million visits every year, and is home to 18 platforms. Inside the station you will find a food court, shops and stores, waiting areas and more. Union Station also has a 24-hour parking garage.

What is the earliest departure from Richmond to Washington?

The earliest train departing from Richmond to DC leaves at 4 a.m. Amtrak recommends you arrive 30 to 45 minutes prior to when your train is scheduled to depart. However, since this is the earliest departure of the day, the station will not be as busy as it is as other times.

How to find cheap train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC ?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Richmond to Washington is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Richmond to Washington was $31.43. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 26 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $15.06 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Washington DC ? How far is Richmond to Washington DC ?

The distance between Richmond to Washington DC is 96.92 miles or 155.94 km. A train trip from Richmond to Washington DC typically takes 2 hours and 28 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, the fastest advertised duration is offered by Amtrak Northeast Regional. The fastest train trip covers the distance in 2 hours and 9 minutes to get from Richmond to Washington.

Getting to Washington from Richmond by train typically takes under three hours. A day trip to Washington from Richmond is fairly easy to do with plenty of time to see the sights in Washington and still get back at a reasonable time in the evening.

On Tuesday trains from Richmond to Washington are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Northeast Regional has the most connections between Richmond to Washington DC

Typically there are 10 schedules to compare for your trip to Washington. On the route to Washington 4 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Northeast Regional offers the most scheduled departures between Richmond to Washington, usually offering 6 trips per day. 10 train trips per day are direct connections to Washington, if you're looking to get there faster, direct schedules will typically be more time efficient.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Richmond to Washington DC, which start at $5.00.

Richmond to Washington is served by 4 train carriers

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from $29.00, and on average cost $53.17. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Washington. Amtrak Carolinian in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 2 hours and 18 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $53.06 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 18m
Avg. Price
$53.17

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak Northeast Regional train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from $29.00, and on average cost $34.14. Daily there are 6 Amtrak Northeast Regional schedules to Washington. Amtrak Northeast Regional in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd and one other station. And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Northeast Regional takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Northeast Regional offers 6 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $36.32 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 30m
Avg. Price
$34.14

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from $30.00, and on average cost $34.90. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to Washington. Amtrak Palmetto in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 2 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Washington on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $35.97 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 29m
Avg. Price
$34.90

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Richmond to Washington DC start from $30.00, and on average cost $37.26. Daily there are 2 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Washington. Amtrak Silver Service in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Washington trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Washington DC train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 2 hours and 29 minutes. If you are looking to get to Washington faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 2 hours and 9 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak Silver Service offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $39.02 for a one-way train ticket to Washington.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
2h 29m
Avg. Price
$37.26

Plan your next adventure:

There are 2 different stations that serve train trips to Washington that you can compare to see what best fits your travel plans.. The busiest departure station in Richmond serving this route is 7519 Staples Mill Rd, 1500 E Main St.
  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St
There is one train station where trains arrive in Washington from Richmond., The busiest departure station in Richmond serving this route is Union Station.
  • Union Station