Cheap train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh

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How much are train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh?

Lowest Price$40.00
Fastest3h 31m
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How do you find cheap train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh 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 Raleigh was $41.00. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 14 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $6.89 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 ride from Richmond to Raleigh?

The distance between Richmond and Raleigh is approximately 138.81 miles, or 223.33 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 7 hours and 1 minute, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 3 hours and 31 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.

What is the busiest day for trains from Richmond to Raleigh?

On Tuesday trains from Richmond to Raleigh 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 Thursday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Silver Service has the most connections between Richmond to Raleigh

Typically there are 2 schedules to compare for your trip to Raleigh. On the route to Raleigh 3 train carriers currently offer tickets for sale. Amtrak Silver Service offers the most scheduled departures between Richmond to Raleigh, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves Raleigh with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Richmond to Raleigh, which start at $18.00.

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Richmond to Raleigh

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh start from $53.00, and on average cost $64.76. Daily there are 2 Amtrak schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 1500 E Main St, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak takes 10 hours and 46 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 31 minutes.

If you're considering a weeked trip, Amtrak offers 2 schedules for you to choose from. You can expect to pay $65.06 for a one-way train ticket to Raleigh.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
10h 46m
Avg. Price
$64.76

Amtrak Carolinian

Amtrak Carolinian train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh start from $40.00, and on average cost $41.92. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Carolinian schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak Carolinian in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak Carolinian takes 3 hours and 47 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak Carolinian offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 31 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Raleigh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Carolinian scheduled trip per day, which will cost $42.36 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 47m
Avg. Price
$41.92

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Richmond to Raleigh start from $41.00, and on average cost $49.81. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to Raleigh. Amtrak Silver Service in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in Raleigh trains arrive at Union Station,

From Richmond to Raleigh train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 3 hours and 32 minutes. If you are looking to get to Raleigh faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 3 hours and 31 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to Raleigh on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $50.98 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
3h 32m
Avg. Price
$49.81

Plan your next adventure

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