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Trip Summary

There is one daily train from Richmond to Virginia Beach. Traveling by train from Richmond to Virginia Beach usually takes around 7 hours and 38 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak train can make the trip in 5 hours and 31 minutes.

Distance93 mi (150 km)
Fastest train5h 31m
Lowest price$18.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Overall score for trains from Richmond to Virginia Beach

(Based on 2 ratings and reviews)

5.0

5.0

Keisha

August 6, 2021- Visiting friends

Amtrak

Pros: The spacing informing mask mandates over I felt safe. Cons: Wipes or sanitizer station. Tips: No.

Pros: The spacing informing mask mandates over I felt safe. Cons: Wipes or sanitizer station. Tips: No.

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

In the last month, $102.74 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond to Virginia Beach. 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 $49.70 more than that for a same-day booking.

Monthly average prices

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Traveling from Richmond to Virginia Beach by train will cost you about the same regardless of the time of year for which you plan your trip. In general, train ticket prices for that route don’t fluctuate much throughout the year, so expect to pay around $20 whenever you decide to board the train to Virginia Beach.

Prices as travel date approaches

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Since the average price of train trips from Richmond to Virginia Beach remains pretty consistent throughout the year, there’s no need to book your tickets too far in advance. However, we still recommend you purchase your train tickets at least 48 hours ahead of departure time to avoid surprise last-minute surges and the risk of the train selling out.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Virginia Beach?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Richmond to Virginia Beach. Furthermore, there is only one train per day, so you will have to plan your travel around this limited availability. On the other hand, you won't have to spend a ton of time comparing a bunch of possible options.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak17h 39m$130.42
  • 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 Virginia Beach every day, as well as 10 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $18.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is it safe to travel by train from Richmond to Virginia Beach 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 Virginia Beach?

While the train is the main method of transportation from Richmond to Virginia Beach, it will only take you part of the way there. Please note that part of your trip will be on a different vehicle, most commonly a bus or express shuttle.

How long is the train journey from Richmond to Virginia Beach?

The distance between Richmond and Virginia Beach is approximately 93 miles, or 150 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 7 hours and 38 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 5 hours and 31 minutes.

Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Richmond to Virginia Beach are the most crowded on Monday. 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 Wednesday instead, as it tends to be the least crowded day of the week.

When are the first and last trains of the day?

Most days, there is only one train which leaves Richmond at 6:00am and arrives in Virginia Beach around 5 hours later.

Is there a direct train from Richmond to Virginia Beach?

Typically there is only one scheduled train per day. However, it is not a direct train. This means that you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train at some point during your journey. You will need to remember to bring your carry-on luggage with you when you transfer trains. Depending on the carrier's policy, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

You can also take a train for your return trip from Virginia Beach 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.

Virginia Beach

While boasting a suburban atmosphere that will make anyone jealous of an East Coast life, Virginia Beach is the largest city in Virginia by population and one of the state's best destinations. Positioned at the mouth of Chesapeake Bay, its primary focus has always been its oceanfront location.

In the record books as having the longest pleasure beach in the world, the soft golden sands of Virginia Beach stretch for miles. One of the best ways to enjoy it is to take a stroll or bike along the three-mile boardwalk lined with cafés.

A block back, Atlantic Avenue plays host to Virginia Beach's dining scene, which incorporates everything from well-known names to family-run restaurants specializing in the bay's seafood.

But for all the glitz and glamour of Atlantic Avenue, it's Virginia Beach's natural splendors that will have you coming back again and again. As it twists with the coastline to become Shore Drive, you'll reach First Landing State Park. It preserves the spot at which English colonists first arrived on U.S. soil in 1607 after a five-month voyage. Meanwhile, out to sea, there's a chance to spot humpback whales and bottlenose dolphins.

The city’s central location on the Atlantic coastline means there are many destinations you can visit from Virginia Beach for very cheap. The busiest terminus in Virginia Beach is on Northampton Boulevard. It sees buses reach New York City in around eight hours. Head to Norfolk, and you can also jump on Amtrak's Northeast Regional train service to Boston.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Main departure station: Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

Because some trains make multiple stops before leaving the city, there are 11 stops and stations in Richmond where you can board the train.

All train stations in Richmond:

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Penn Station

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Union Station

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • 100 Middlesex Essex Tpke

  • 2 Wallace Cir

Where is the train station in Virginia Beach?

Main arrival station: Hampton Road Transit bus stop

Virginia Beach has one train station.

All train stations in Virginia Beach:

  • Hampton Road Transit bus stop

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