Cheap train tickets from Richmond, VA to North Charleston

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How much are train tickets from Richmond, VA to North Charleston?

Lowest Price$68.00
Fastest6h 53m
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Overall score for Richmond to North Charleston
4.0
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Based on 1 reviews
Overview
Users that traveled with Amtrak Palmetto report that they were happy with the WiFi on board 100 percent of the time.
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
4.0
Value
4.0
Condition
4.0
James
4.0
November 13, 2019Vacation
Pros
Seats were spacious and crew was helpful.
Cons
Train was 16 minutes late departing and was held for 30 minutes between Kingstee and N Charleston due to CSX track maintenance which affected all traffic.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Richmond, VA to North Charleston?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Richmond to North Charleston 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 North Charleston was $74.18. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 27 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $43.26 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, VA to North Charleston?

The distance between Richmond and North Charleston is approximately 354.25 miles, or 569.96 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 8 hours and 58 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 6 hours and 53 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 North Charleston?

On Saturday trains from Richmond to North Charleston 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 Monday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

What train companies travel from Richmond to North Charleston?

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

Here are the 3 train companies that operate from Richmond to North Charleston

Amtrak

Amtrak train tickets from Richmond to North Charleston start from $81.00, and on average cost $95.50. Daily there are 1 Amtrak schedules to North Charleston. Amtrak in Richmond leaves from 1500 E Main St, And in North Charleston trains arrive at 4565 Gaynor Ave,

From Richmond to North Charleston train travel on Amtrak takes 11 hours and 12 minutes. If you are looking to get to North Charleston faster, Amtrak offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 53 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to North Charleston on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak scheduled trip per day, which will cost $95.80 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
11h 12m
Avg. Price
$95.50

Amtrak Palmetto

Amtrak Palmetto train tickets from Richmond to North Charleston start from $68.00, and on average cost $80.67. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Palmetto schedules to North Charleston. Amtrak Palmetto in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in North Charleston trains arrive at 4565 Gaynor Ave,

From Richmond to North Charleston train travel on Amtrak Palmetto takes 6 hours and 54 minutes. If you are looking to get to North Charleston faster, Amtrak Palmetto offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 53 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to North Charleston on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Palmetto scheduled trip per day, which will cost $81.26 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
6h 54m
Avg. Price
$80.67

Amtrak Silver Service

Amtrak Silver Service train tickets from Richmond to North Charleston start from $68.00, and on average cost $83.08. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Silver Service schedules to North Charleston. Amtrak Silver Service in Richmond leaves from 7519 Staples Mill Rd, And in North Charleston trains arrive at 4565 Gaynor Ave,

From Richmond to North Charleston train travel on Amtrak Silver Service takes 7 hours and 7 minutes. If you are looking to get to North Charleston faster, Amtrak Silver Service offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 6 hours and 53 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to North Charleston on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Silver Service scheduled trip per day, which will cost $83.67 for a one-way weekend reservation from Richmond.

Restroom
WiFi
Snacks
Loyalty rewards
Extra legroom
Power outlet
Air conditioning
Avg. Time
7h 7m
Avg. Price
$83.08

Plan your next adventure

There are 2 train stations in Richmond with trains to North Charleston. For this route, the busiest departing train stations are:
  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St
There is one train station where trains from Richmond arrive in North Charleston:
  • 4565 Gaynor Ave