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Richmond-Norfolk Train Schedule

Trip Summary

How much are train tickets from Richmond to Norfolk?

Lowest Price$19.00
Fastest Train2h 10m
Trains Per Day6
Train Lines2

Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Norfolk 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.

Can you take a train all the way from Richmond to Norfolk?

Yes, there are trains that can take you the entire way from Richmond to Norfolk. 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.

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

In the last month, $19.00 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond, VA to Norfolk, 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 10 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $7.32 more than that for a same-day booking.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Norfolk?

The distance between Richmond and Norfolk is approximately 79 miles, or 128 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 2 hours and 28 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 10 minutes. Although it takes a couple of hours each way, it's still possible to make a round trip in a single day. Since most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, you should be able to browse the Internet or get some work done during your journey.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Richmond to Norfolk 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 Sunday 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 9:00am 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 Norfolk?

There are 6 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Norfolk. 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 Norfolk to Richmond. If you're not not set on traveling by train, you could always take the bus from Richmond to Norfolk for $34.00.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Norfolk?

2 train services operate from Richmond, Virginia to Norfolk, Virginia. Amtrak usually has more trains scheduled, with 4 trips per day. That said, it's still worth comparing the prices and trip durations:

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak42h 35m$19.67
Amtrak Northeast Regional22h 15m$19.69

Where is the train station in Richmond?

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

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd
  • 1500 E Main St

Where is the train station in Norfolk?

Norfolk has one train station:

  • 280 Park Ave, Harbor Park, lot D

Price trends for trains from Richmond to Norfolk

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10OctNov

Monthly average prices

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Prices as travel date approaches

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