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How much are train tickets from Richmond to Newark?

Lowest Price$59.00
Fastest Train5h 46m
Trains Per Day11
Train Lines5
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Price trends for trains from Richmond to Newark

Average prices by travel date

$120$80$40JunJul

Monthly average prices

$150$120$90$60$30ASONDJFMAMJJ

Prices as travel date approaches

$150$120$90$60$303020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for Richmond to Newark
4.3
Based on 4 reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
4.0
Staff
3.5
Value
2.5
Condition
4.0
Harriet Hazel
4.0
September 9, 2019Solo travel
Pros
Comfortable seating; clean restroom; staff helpful with luggage.
Nassir
3.0
May 27, 2019Business
Pros
Train arrived on time, and left on time reached the destination on time as well. However, it was a bit unclean, and I wish that it would've been cheaper. For the price of almost $100, it wasn't as great as it could've been, especially considering that I could've taken a...More

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Newark 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Richmond to Newark?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Richmond to Newark. However, there are also some trips on this route that require you to board another vehicle, such as a bus or a shuttle, during your journey. This is worth paying attention to as you book your trip, since a direct train may be preferable for its speed and convenience.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Richmond to Newark?

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, $69.43 was the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Richmond to Newark. By booking your trip 23 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $56.65 compared to a same-day fare.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Newark?

The distance between Richmond and Newark is approximately 282 miles, or 453 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 6 hours and 19 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 46 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 Newark 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 Friday 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 5:00pm. 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 Newark?

There are 11 scheduled trains on most days. 10 of these are direct connections to Newark. 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 Newark to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Newark for $47.00.

What train services are there from Richmond to Newark?

There are 5 train lines with service from Richmond to Newark. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 6 trains each day.
TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 0m$76.76
Amtrak Carolinian16h 1m$68.66
Amtrak Northeast Regional66h 18m$82.34
Amtrak Palmetto16h 22m$76.31
Amtrak Silver Service26h 8m$78.27

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Newark?

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

  • Penn Station
  • Newark Intl Airport

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