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Trip Summary

There are 7 daily trains from Richmond to Fredericksburg. Traveling by train from Richmond to Fredericksburg usually takes around one hour and 3 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Carolinian train can make the trip in 52 minutes.

Distance53 mi (85 km)
Fastest train0h 52m
Lowest price$10.00
Trains per day10
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines4

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond to Fredericksburg

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

4.5

4.0

Vincent M.

May 27, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Train conductors allowed some passengers to sit socially distanced in the Cafe Car since most if not all the regular seat rows were already occupied.

Train conductors allowed some passengers to sit socially distanced in the Cafe Car since most if not all the regular seat rows were already occupied.

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, $10.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond to Fredericksburg. 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 24 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $22.57 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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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 May. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $13 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Richmond to Fredericksburg in December, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $28 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

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If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 24 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Fredericksburg from Richmond will be about $22.57 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 4 train lines with service from Richmond to Fredericksburg. Amtrak Northeast Regional is the most popular choice with travelers, offering scheduled service on 5 trains each day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak11h 12m$29.97
Amtrak Carolinian10h 52m$16.94
Amtrak Northeast Regional51h 5m$22.00
Amtrak Silver Service10h 55m$37.52
  • Amtrak

    Amtrak

    Amtrak is the largest passenger railroad service in America, offering daily intercity trains to hundreds of destinations across the contiguous United States, as well as several cities in Canada. Every Amtrak train comes equipped with comfortable seats with extra legroom, as well as several four-seat areas with tables in the middle. In addition, each car has a freshly cleaned restroom, free WiFi and power outlets at every seat. There are also snack bars where you can purchase drinks or food during your journey. On average, there are 1 Amtrak trains from Richmond to Fredericksburg every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $10.

  • 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 52 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 5 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 $37 and the average train journey lasts about 0 hours and 55 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.

Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the train or in stations.

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 3 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?

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Richmond to Fredericksburg on Sunday. Tickets for Sunday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Thursday. Thursday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

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.

Is there a direct train from Richmond to Fredericksburg?

There are 7 scheduled trains on most days. 10 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.

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.

Fredericksburg

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Fredericksburg is a treasure trove for history fans, especially those interested in the Civil War era. When you are in town, check out Fredericksburg & Spotsylvania National Military Park, a site of four major battlefields during the Civil War. The park also features guided tours to contextualize what you see in the park. To learn more about the contributions of African Americans in Virginia, don't miss out on the historical sites along the Spotsylvania African American Heritage Trail. Fans of the nation's first president will want to hit up George Washington's Ferry Farm, where he spent several years during his childhood.

Fredericksburg is a famous location if you wish to grab some craft beer. The local breweries will quench your thirst with ease; Red Dragon Brewery and Spencer Devon Brewing are two standouts. If you are looking for a place to eat, The Log Cabin Restaurant is a local favorite with a cozy vibe.

Bus and train routes connect Fredericksburg to Washington, D.C., Atlanta, New York, and even Houston. Ground travel is usually the preferred mode of transit to reach Fredericksburg since the nearest airport is over 50 miles away at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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Main departure station: 7519 Staples Mill Rd

Located around 5 miles north of Richmond’s city center, the Amtrak Station on Staples Mill Road is Amtrak’s busiest transport hub in the Southeast Region. The station was built in 1975 to replace the downtown Main Street Station. It now serves as an important terminal for routes traveling up and down the American East. Passengers can venture north onboard the Northeast Regional service—Amtrak’s busiest route—to Washington, D.C., New York, and Boston. Richmond’s Amtrak Station also offers several southward connections to vacation destinations along the East Coast in [South Carolina(/train-tickets/us-sc/), Georgia, and Florida. In addition, the GRTC bus service is available from the station for transport into downtown Richmond.

All train stations in Richmond:

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Fredericksburg?

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Main arrival station: 200 Lafayette Blvd

The original train station on Lafayette Boulevard in Fredericksburg is now home to a new restaurant called The Alpine Chef, while the adjacent platform serves both Amtrak and VRE services which run to Washington as well as local buses. The Amtrak services include the Carolinian, Northeast Regional, and Silver Meteor. The platform runs above some of Fredricksburg's historic downtown streets, and bars, restaurants, hotels, and museums are within a short walk of the station.

All train stations in Fredericksburg:

  • 200 Lafayette Blvd

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