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Richmond - Newport News Train Schedule

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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Richmond and Newport News. The average train journey from Richmond to Newport News takes 2 hours and 57 minutes, but some Amtrak Northeast Regional train trips are as short as one hour and 26 minutes.

Distance62 mi (99 km)
Fastest train1h 26m
Lowest price$15.00
Trains per day4
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Richmond to Newport News

(Based on 3 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Mabel

November 18, 2023- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: It was Great For me who was going to attend a Funeral during my stay in Richmond and Powhattan!💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕. Cons: It was all Good! Tips: Prepare Yourself to do all that they ask! Things will run smoothly!

5.0

Fred

November 27, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak

Pros: Peaceful. Cons: Nothing. Tips: Grab a pillow. You will fall asleep.

5.0

Kaitlyn

June 22, 2021- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Clean and quiet, hands-free. Cons: More direction beforehand, seems like no one cared till right before the train was coming. Tips: If from main street station in Richmond, just stay near the front of the station till your train arrives.

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

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Richmond to Newport News was $22.00. This is a fantastic deal for train travel. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to Newport News if you book your train tickets at least 26 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $8.55.

Monthly avg. prices

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Ticket prices for the train from Richmond to Newport News stay pretty consistent throughout the year. You can expect to pay around $14 regardless of when you plan to travel.

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Since ticket prices on this route stay pretty consistent, you don’t need to book way in advance. However, we recommend buying your train ticket to Newport News at least 48 hours before your scheduled departure to prevent any unpleasant surprises, like last-minute surges in price or sold-out tickets.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Newport News?

2 train services operate from Richmond to Newport News. Amtrak Northeast Regional usually has more trains scheduled, with 3 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak23h 10m$37.50
Amtrak Northeast Regional32h 54m$25.75
  • 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 2 Amtrak trains from Richmond to Newport News every day, as well as 2 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $36.

  • 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 3 daily train trips from Richmond to Newport News, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Richmond to Newport News. 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.
The distance between Richmond and Newport News is approximately 62 miles, or 99 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 57 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 1 hour 26 minutes. As a relatively short ride, taking the train is an easy way to travel between these two cities.

Sunday tends to be the busiest day of the week with travelers taking trains from Richmond to Newport News. Ticket price also tend to be more expensive on Sunday than other days. If you are hoping to have more room on the train and even save some change check out travel options on Thursday instead, as less people travel then and deals are more likely to be found.

The earliest train departs Richmond at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 8:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 daily scheduled trains, all of which are direct trains that take you the entire way from Richmond to Newport News.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Newport News 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.

Newport News

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Newport News is where you need to be if you want to see how ships, culture, history, and the great outdoors can merge into one incredible adventure. The most popular activities around here include bird watching, camping, boating, and of course, fishing. In this part of Virginia, you can choose between saltwater and freshwater fishing, thanks to the city's three marinas and seven boat ramps.

Among the most famous local historical and cultural destinations, you will find the Endview Plantation, James A. Fields House, and the Historic Hilton Village. Some of the most popular art and culture destinations include the Downing-Gross Cultural Arts Center, Ferguson Center for the Arts, and Peninsula Fine Arts Center.

For a taste of Newport News' finest wines, craft beers and distilled spirits, head over to Toast the Coast. That's where you get to experience what the best breweries, distilleries, and wineries from New Kent to Virginia Beach have to offer.

Newport News is served by Williamsburg International Airport. The city's bus services are operated by Wanda Coach and Greyhound. Then, of course, there's also the Amtrak train service that takes you in and out of Newport News and into the Williamsburg Station.

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

  • Harbor Park Station

  • Amtrak/VRE Station

  • 550 Railroad Ave - inside Marine Corps base

  • 1040 Express Way

  • 112 N Railroad Ave

  • Amtrak Station - 3516 South St

Where is the train station in Newport News?

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Main arrival station: 9304 Warwick Blvd

The Amtrak train station in Newport News is a low, white-brick building at 9304 Warwick Blvd. This is adjacent to Highway 60, near Huntington Park and the Plaza at Newmarket. Amtrak's Northeast Regional trains and Thruway buses stop at the station in Newport News. The station has a waiting room with restrooms and vending machines, but there are not many amenities in the immediate area surrounding the station.

All train stations in Newport News:

  • 9304 Warwick Blvd

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