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Richmond-Burlington Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

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

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, $43.00 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Richmond to Burlington.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Burlington?

The distance between Richmond and Burlington is approximately 149 miles, or 240 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 8 hours and 24 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 9 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 Burlington 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 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 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. 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 Richmond to Burlington?

Trains leave the station in Richmond twice a day, so thre are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Burlington faster. While it might still have stops along the way, you will not need to switch trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Burlington to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Burlington for $50.00.

What train services are there from Richmond to Burlington?

2 train services operate from Richmond to Burlington. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak111h 39m$61.83
Amtrak Carolinian15h 9m$35.33

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Burlington?

Burlington has one train station:

  • 101 N Main St

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