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Richmond-North Charleston Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to North Charleston?

Lowest Price$68.00
Fastest Train6h 53m
Trains Per Day3
Train Lines3

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to North Charleston 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 North Charleston?

In the last month, $76.59 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to North Charleston, SC. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 16 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $43.63 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to North Charleston?

The distance between Richmond and North Charleston is approximately 354 miles, or 570 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 2 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.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Richmond to North Charleston are the most crowded on Friday. 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 Wednesday 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 12:00pm. 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 North Charleston?

There are 3 scheduled trains on most days. There is one direct train, which you can stay on for the entire journey from Richmond to North Charleston. In contrast, taking a non-direct train would require you to transfer trains during your trip.

You can also take a train for your return trip from North Charleston to Richmond.

Which train should you take from Richmond to North Charleston?

There are 3 train lines with service from Richmond, Virginia to North Charleston, South Carolina. There is only one daily train on each service.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak111h 5m$90.29
Amtrak Palmetto16h 53m$85.51
Amtrak Silver Service17h 7m$75.76

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in North Charleston?

North Charleston has one train station:

  • 4565 Gaynor Ave

Price trends for trains from Richmond to North Charleston

Average prices by travel date

$90$60$30SepOct

Monthly average prices

$100$80$60$40$20DJFMAMJJASON

Prices as travel date approaches

$125$100$75$50$253020100

train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond, VA to North Charleston, SC
4.0
Based on 1 ratings and reviews

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.

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