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Lowest Price$34.00
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Richmond-Durham Train Schedule

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Durham 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. Visit our COVID-19 travel guide for resources and daily updates on the coronavirus and COVID travel restrictions.

In order to keep 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.

What is the price of a train ticket from Richmond to Durham?

In the last month, $39.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to Durham, NC. This is a good price that is inexpensive compared to most train fares. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $8.60 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Durham?

The distance between Richmond and Durham is approximately 134 miles, or 216 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 23 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 4 hours and 30 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 Durham are the most crowded on Tuesday. 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 Thursday 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.

Is there a direct train from Richmond to Durham?

Trains leave the station in Richmond twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. One of these is a direct train, which will typically get you to Durham 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 Durham to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Durham for $39.00.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Durham?

2 train services operate from Richmond, Virginia to Durham, North Carolina. However, each train line only offers one daily trip.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak110h 37m$49.65
Amtrak Carolinian14h 30m$38.21

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Durham?

Durham has one train station:

  • 601 W Main St

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