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Trip Summary

There are 5 daily trains from Richmond to Norfolk. Traveling by train from Richmond to Norfolk usually takes around 2 hours and 44 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 2 hours and 14 minutes.

Distance79 mi (128 km)
Fastest train2h 14m
Lowest price$10.00
Trains per day3
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond to Norfolk

(Based on 11 ratings and reviews)

4.7

4.0

Tytiana

August 7, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The experience. It was our 1st time on a train & we will be doing it alot more. Cons: Possible hand sanitizer & tissue in each seat area. Tips: Just sit back & enjoy.

Pros: The experience. It was our 1st time on a train & we will be doing it alot more. Cons: Possible hand sanitizer & tissue in each seat area. Tips: Just sit back & enjoy.

5.0

Bernadette

June 4, 2022- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Good deal On time Seat comfortable Peaceful. Cons: Richmond station is too quiet , need more improvements to welcome the travelers . Tips: N/A.

Pros: Good deal On time Seat comfortable Peaceful. Cons: Richmond station is too quiet , need more improvements to welcome the travelers . Tips: N/A.

5.0

M

June 2, 2022- Visiting friends

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: All of the above. Cons: Bathroom fluid smelled like urine. Tips: Ask for help if you need it.

Pros: All of the above. Cons: Bathroom fluid smelled like urine. Tips: Ask for help if you need it.

5.0

Nanocie

May 22, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: The ride of the train. The quietness of the car... Business class. Cons: Cleanings and more timely arrival. Tips: Excellent and affordable way to travel.short distant.

Pros: The ride of the train. The quietness of the car... Business class. Cons: Cleanings and more timely arrival. Tips: Excellent and affordable way to travel.short distant.

4.0

Felicia

December 10, 2021- Visiting family

Amtrak

Pros: It was a short trip, but everything was very timely. Cons: You cannot improve your customers, the train ride and the bus were fine and went well. Tips: Headphones.

Pros: It was a short trip, but everything was very timely. Cons: You cannot improve your customers, the train ride and the bus were fine and went well. Tips: Headphones.

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

In the last month, $10.75 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond to Norfolk. 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 $10.65 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$30$20$10AugAug

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Richmond to Norfolk will vary between $10 and $23. Planning a train trip to Norfolk within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Richmond over the next 7 days is $13. 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

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If you are trying to decide when to travel from Richmond to Norfolk by train so you can score the best possible deal, your best bet would be to plan your trip for October. That’s when the average price for a train ticket is expected to be just $24 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Richmond to Norfolk in June, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $86 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 Norfolk from Richmond will be about $10.65 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Norfolk?

2 train services operate from Richmond to Norfolk. Amtrak 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
Amtrak33h 21m$17.30
Amtrak Northeast Regional32h 15m$12.78
  • 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 3 Amtrak trains from Richmond to Norfolk every day, as well as 3 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $10.

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

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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.

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 44 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 2 hours and 14 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 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 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 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.

Is there a direct train from Richmond to Norfolk?

There are 5 scheduled trains on most days. 3 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.

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.

Norfolk

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A trip to Norfolk, VA will take your breath away. Sail away from its shores and just let the wind take you to a place of calm and quiet where you can shed your worries.

There are so many things to do in and around the coastal city of Norfolk. Start off with its main historic landmark, the 400-year-old port that houses the most extensive naval base in the world. Other history-rich areas worth visiting include St. Paul's Episcopal Church and MacArthur Memorial.

If you crave some water adventures, remember that you can always sail, fish, swim, kayak, and cruise in Norfolk. You can also sign up for the Naval Base Tour or visit the Nauticus Museum and Hampton Roads Naval Museum. Finally, don't forget to spend a day or two at the beach to rejuvenate your soul.

Arts and entertainment, nightlife, and shopping are thriving in Norfolk, too. If you wish to enjoy some live performances, visit the Harrison Opera house. Nightlife is always at its best downtown, particularly at Baxter's or Scotty Quixx. If you plan to do some shopping, the Selden Market offers the most eclectic selections of all.

Walking is the best mode of transportation in Norfolk, but there's also the Tide, which is the city's light rail system that can take you to your destination faster. It runs a 7.5-mile-long route that covers pretty much the entire downtown area with its 11 stops. Both Amtrak train service and bus service from carriers like Greyhound and OurBus make Norfolk easy to travel to for your next trip.

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

  • 148 W Morse Blvd

  • 1400 Sligh Blvd

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak Station - 3516 South St

  • Transp Ctr - 100 W 5th St

  • Winston-Salem State University (PART bus stop)

  • 1914 N Tryon St

  • 3570 Clifford Ln

  • Union Station

  • 601 W Main St

  • Union Station - 601 N Nebraska Ave

  • 215 Depot St

Where is the train station in Norfolk?

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Main arrival station: Harbor Park Station

Trains to Norfolk stop at the Harbor Park Station, adjacent to the city's Minor League Baseball stadium, Harbor Park. Greyhound buses also stop at this location in Norfolk. The station is a modern, well-lit building with many windows and comfortable seating inside. There is plentiful parking on-site, but be aware that fees may apply when there are events at the stadium. Downtown Norfolk is only a mile away, and you can connect to the local Hampton Roads Transit (HRT) rail via its Harbor Park station in the same area.

All train stations in Norfolk:

  • Harbor Park Station

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