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Schedule & Pricing Info

How much are train tickets from Richmond to Boston?

Lowest Price$67.00
Fastest Train11h 2m
Trains Per Day8
Train Lines2
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Price trends for trains from Richmond to Boston

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50JunJul

Monthly average prices

$175$140$105$70$35ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$200$160$120$80$403020100

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Boston 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 Richmond to Boston?

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, $72.69 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Richmond to Boston. By booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $81.94 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Boston?

The distance between Richmond and Boston is approximately 474 miles, or 763 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 11 hours and 54 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 11 hours and 2 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Richmond to Boston 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 Sunday 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 Richmond at 4:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 10:00am. 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 Richmond to Boston?

There are 8 scheduled trains on most days. 6 of these are direct connections to Boston. 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 Boston to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Boston for $74.00.

What train services are there from Richmond to Boston?

2 train services operate from Richmond to Boston. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 6 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak213h 39m$93.17
Amtrak Northeast Regional611h 25m$88.00

Where is the train station in Richmond?

There are two stations in Richmond where you can board the train to Boston:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Boston?

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

  • Back Bay Station - 145 Dartmouth St
  • South Station

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