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Trip Summary

There are 4 daily trains from Richmond to Williamsburg. Traveling by train from Richmond to Williamsburg usually takes around 5 hours and 42 minutes, but the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can make the trip in 50 minutes.

Distance44 mi (71 km)
Fastest train0h 50m
Lowest price$7.50
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
Train lines2

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

In the last month, $84.88 was the average price of a train ticket from Richmond to Williamsburg. You can expect to find tickets at that price or lower if you book your trip at least 29 days in advance. Otherwise, expect to pay around $45.81 more than that for a same-day booking.

Average prices by travel date

$150$100$50JunJul

Over the next 30 days, the average cost of a one-way train trip from Richmond to Williamsburg will vary between $8 and $149. Planning a train trip to Williamsburg within the upcoming week? The cheapest train ticket you can find from Richmond over the next 7 days is $68. 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

$25$20$15$10$5JASONDJFMAMJ

If you are trying to decide when to travel from Richmond to Williamsburg 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 $15 – the lowest of the year.

Alternatively, if you plan to travel from Richmond to Williamsburg in November, expect to spend more on your train trip, as the average ticket price usually surges to $20 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

$100$80$60$40$203020100

If you want to score the best deal, you should plan to book your train trip online on Wanderu at least 29 days ahead of time. If you do that, your train ticket to Williamsburg from Richmond will be about $45.81 cheaper compared to what you would pay if you book at the last minute.

Which train should you take from Richmond to Williamsburg?

2 train services operate from Richmond to Williamsburg. 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
Amtrak45h 47m$113.22
Amtrak Northeast Regional11h 4m$9.72
  • 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 4 Amtrak trains from Richmond to Williamsburg every day, as well as 11 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $14.

  • 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 1 daily train trips from Richmond to Williamsburg, 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 Williamsburg 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 Williamsburg?

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

The distance between Richmond and Williamsburg is approximately 44 miles, or 71 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 5 hours and 42 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 50 minutes. It's a short and pleasant ride; the train is a perfect way to get to Williamsburg.

When are trains the most crowded?

Trains from Richmond to Williamsburg 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 Tuesday 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 12:00am 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 Williamsburg?

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. 2 of these are direct connections to Williamsburg. 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 Williamsburg 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.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Richmond?

Washington, DC - Union Station - DCAUST-0

Main departure station: Union Station

Opened more than 100 years ago in 1907, Union Station is the largest transportation hub in Washington, D.C. with almost 5 million travelers passing through it every year. As the official headquarters of Amtrak, Union Station is the main train station in the U.S. capital. It is also a major hub for intercity bus travel, serving as the main bus station in D.C. for a number of carriers, including Greyhound, BoltBus, Peter Pan Bus Lines and OurBus. Union Station offers easy transit connections to places all over D.C. with dedicated stops for the city’s metro, bus and streetcar services, as well as commuter rail for travelers to and from the surrounding areas. Additionally, with a full blown shopping mall on the premises, Union Station is also among the most popular shopping destinations in the nation's capital.

All train stations in Richmond:

  • Union Station

  • Penn Station - 1500 N Charles St

  • Amtrak - MARC Station (BWI)

  • 110 Callahan Dr

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Penn Station

  • 30th St Station - 2955 Market St

  • 1500 E Main St

  • 7519 Staples Mill Rd

  • Amtrak/SEPTA Station

  • 4565 Gaynor Ave

  • 211 N Academy St

  • Union Station

  • 72 S Clinton Ave

  • Union Station

Where is the train station in Williamsburg?

Main arrival station: 468 N Boundary St

Williamsburg has one train station.

All train stations in Williamsburg:

  • 468 N Boundary St

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