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Trip Summary

There are 6 daily trains from Richmond to Fredericksburg. Traveling by train from Richmond to Fredericksburg usually takes around one hour and 2 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carolinian train can make the trip in 52 minutes.

Distance53 mi (85 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price$18.00
Trains per day7
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines3

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond, VA to Fredericksburg, VA

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Gerald

February 5, 2021 - Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Easy and good for the buck.. Safe travel. Cons: Delayed trains and notifications if delayed thru email.

Pros: Easy and good for the buck.. Safe travel. Cons: Delayed trains and notifications if delayed thru email.

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

In the last month, $20.17 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to Fredericksburg, VA. This is about as inexpensive as train tickets ever get. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 27 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $14.24 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10JulAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Richmond to Fredericksburg will vary between $18 and $24. Planning a train trip to Fredericksburg within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Richmond over the next 7 days is $20. Make sure to book your trip as soon as possible as train fares tend to go up as you get closer to your travel date.

Monthly average prices

$25$20$15$10$5ASONDJFMAMJJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Richmond to Fredericksburg by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for February. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $19 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Richmond to Fredericksburg in April, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $24 at that time of year. However, if you book your trip ahead of time, you have a high chance of scoring a ticket at a lower price.

Prices as travel date approaches

$50$40$30$20$103020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 27 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Fredericksburg from Richmond will be about $14.24 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Fredericksburg?

There are 3 train lines with service from Richmond, Virginia to Fredericksburg, Virginia. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 4 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Carolinian10h 53m$19.74
Amtrak Northeast Regional41h 7m$19.91
Amtrak Silver Service10h 54m$43.12
  • Amtrak Carolinian

    Amtrak Carolinian

    The Amtrak Carolinian is a passenger train service which connects New York City and Washington, DC to some of the most charming destinations in North Carolina. The Carolinian runs an average of 1 trips per day between Richmond and Fredericksburg, all of which include seats with extra legroom, free WiFi, power outlets, and snacks available in the Café car. The average Amtrak Carolinian ticket price for this route is , and the trip usually lasts around 0 hours and 53 minutes.

  • Amtrak Northeast Regional

    Amtrak Northeast Regional

    The Northeast Regional is Amtrak’s passenger rail service that runs between Boston, MA and Virginia Beach, VA, connecting over 50 cities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. While the line’s downtown-to-downtown train service makes traveling between the biggest cities in the Northeast convenient and hassle-free, the train’s amenities make the journey comfortable and relaxing as well. Amtrak passengers can enjoy large seats with extra legroom and power outlets, as well as free WiFi and clean bathrooms. With 4 daily train trips from Richmond to Fredericksburg, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

  • Amtrak Silver Service

    Amtrak Silver Service

    The Silver Service is an Amtrak train line that runs from New York City to Miami, connecting the largest cities in the Mid-Atlantic region with key destinations in the South and many places across the Sunshine State. Two trains, the Silver Meteor and Silver Star, collectively comprise the Silver Service. The trains come equipped with a variety of sleeper cars that travelers taking an overnight train can choose from, as well as a variety of amenities like free WiFi, power outlets, and a café car. One-way train tickets for the Silver Service from Richmond to Fredericksburg start from $18 and the average train journey lasts about 0 hours and 54 minutes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Fredericksburg during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Our train partners have implemented several different policies to keep you safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. From limiting vehicle capacity to enhancing cleaning protocols and upgrading air filters, train carriers are committed to maintaining a safe environment. For details on what each company is doing to ensure their fleet remains safe for travel, click here.

In addition, federal law requires all train passengers to wear a face covering for the entire duration of the trip. Please make sure you are wearing a face mask or you may not be allowed to board the train.

Please visit our COVID-19 Travel Guide for more information on all carrier policies and the latest travel advisories issued by every U.S. state, Canadian province, and European country.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Fredericksburg?

The distance between Richmond and Fredericksburg is approximately 53 miles, or 85 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 1 hour 2 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 52 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Fredericksburg.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Richmond to Fredericksburg are the most crowded on Wednesday. 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 Monday 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 6:00pm. 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 Fredericksburg?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 7 of these are direct connections to Fredericksburg. 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 Fredericksburg to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Fredericksburg for $23.00.

City Information

Richmond

As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.

Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.

Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Departure stations

There are two stations in Richmond where you can board the train to Fredericksburg.

Train stations in Richmond:

  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Fredericksburg?

Arrival stations

Fredericksburg has one train station.

Need a return trip from Fredericksburg to Richmond?

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