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Roanoke - New York Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Roanoke to New York

There are usually 6 daily bus trips available from Roanoke to New York.

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Trip Summary

2 trains operate daily from Roanoke to New York. The train trip from Roanoke to New York is usually about 9 hours and 16 minutes long. However, traveling on the fastest Amtrak Northeast Regional train can get you there in as little as 9 hours.

Distance398 mi (640 km)
Fastest train9h 0m
Lowest price$50.00
Trains per day2
Most frequent serviceAmtrak Northeast Regional
Train lines1

Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Roanoke to New York

(Based on 8 ratings and reviews)



Dr. Jeannette

December 19, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: A combination of price and safe adventure. Cons: Alcohol toilettes in the seat.



January 4, 2023- Visiting family

Amtrak Northeast Regional

very comfortable and friendly



December 8, 2022- Vacation

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Comfort, kids enjoyed and we had so much fun. Cons: More safety measures. Tips: It is great to travel using Amtrak.



November 24, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: A lot except I was profiled by a staff member at a hostel . Cons: Staff member’s at Nyc hostel .



July 10, 2022- Solo travel

Amtrak Northeast Regional

Pros: Went well. I gave up a good seat to a family with a stroller, but wasn't a problem. Food cart server was great! Cons: It was fine. Tips: Make sure you have something to keep you occupied and use your own SERVICE.

What is the price of a train ticket from Roanoke to New York?

In the last 30 days, the average cost of a train ticket from Roanoke to New York was $77.50. You have the best chances of scoring the cheapest ticket to New York if you book your train tickets at least 29 days in advance. Waiting to purchase until the day of your trip could end up costing you an extra $89.25.

Monthly avg. prices

Ticket prices for the train from Roanoke to New York often fluctuate based on the time of year. For the best prices on this route, book in August when the average ticket price is only $81. If you're thinking of traveling from Roanoke to New York during November, keep in mind that train ticket prices may be higher than usual, with an average price of $126 during this time of year. The best way to score a cheap deal, even in November, is to book your trip well in advance.

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If you're looking to save on your train trip from Roanoke to New York, book online with Wanderu at least 29 days in advance. That way, you’ll save $89.25 compared to booking your ticket last minute.

Which train should you take from Roanoke to New York?

Amtrak Northeast Regional is the one and only train line which connects Roanoke to New York. The schedule is relatively limited as the train only runs twice a day.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak Northeast Regional29h 16m$126.79
  • 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 2 daily train trips from Roanoke to New York, the Northeast Regional is the busiest and most popular among all Amtrak routes.

Frequently Asked Questions

The distance between Roanoke and New York is approximately 398 miles, or 640 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 16 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 9 hours,

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.

Trains departing from Roanoke to New York tend to have the most passengers on Tuesday. With higher demand ticket prices also tend to be higher on Tuesday. If you are trying to snag a cheap train tickets or just want an emptier train you'll have better luck by booking travel departing on Wednesday as the least number of people tend to travel then.

The earliest train departs Roanoke at 6:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 4:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

Trains leave the station in Roanoke twice a day, so there are a couple of options depending on your preferred travel time. Luckily, both trains will get you to New York with direct service. While there might still be stops along the way, you will not need to get off or switch trains.

You can also take a train for your return trip from New York to Roanoke.

City Information


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The idyllic city of Roanoke sits against the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. It's the site of the famous Appalachian Trail, George Washington & Jefferson National Forest, and Smith Mountain Lake. Fun and adventure are indeed the best things that Roanoke has to offer, especially if you start your visit at the iconic Roanoke Star, the largest man-made neon light that gets illuminated every night.

The Blue Ridge is one of Roanoke's major tourist attractions. Experience the Blue Ridge Day tour package to fully explore the area's history, heritage, culture, and entertainment. Make sure that your adventure includes The Crooked Road, Virginia Museum of Transportation, and Blue Ridge Institute and Museum, among others.

To enjoy Roanoke's nightlife, try doing the Downtown Roanoke Bar Crawl. That's how you get to enjoy exquisite craft beers from the city's finest breweries. If you want to shop, there's a wide selection of antiques and farmer's produce for sale in the Blue Ridge area.

Getting around Roanoke is easy with the Valley Metro bus line. This bus service covers not just the City of Roanoke but Vinton and Salem as well. There's also the Star Line Trolley that connects Downtown Roanoke and Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital. To travel to other exciting destinations, Amtrak trains and Jefferson Lines, OurBus, and Wanda Coach buses provide service to cities including Richmond, Atlanta, and New York.

New York


New York is one of the most exciting cities in the world for a reason – it offers numerous opportunities for a great time to visitors of all ages and interests. For the culturally inclined travelers, the city boasts a unique collection of world-famous museums, as well as the chance to see the best plays and musicals that Broadway has to offer, or check out the latest production at the Metropolitan Opera. If sightseeing is your cardio, NYC is the place to be – just by walking around town, you can visit such iconic landmarks like the Empire State Building, the Brooklyn Bridge, and Times Square. Or hop on a ferry to Ellis Island to meet the Statue of Liberty up-close and personal.

NYC’s five boroughs feature more than 1,700 parks, including the gorgeous Central Park, making it one of the best cities for outdoor activities in the country. As for the nightlife, there’s no argument that New York City is the biggest party hub in the U.S.

With three major bus and train stations in Manhattan alone – Port Authority, Grand Central & Penn Station – and three nearby airports, NYC is one of the predominant travel hubs in the world. If you are ever looking to get out of town, NYC is centrally connected throughout the state and region, you can easily hop on a train to Albany to go explore upstate New York.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Roanoke?

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Main departure station: 55 Norfolk Ave SW

The Roanoke Greyhound Station is right in the heart of the city- not too far from the Amtrak station. The bus stop itself is basically just a waiting room, but it does offer indoor seating and has a few vending machines if you want to stock up on snacks. For a more substantial meal, several restaurants and fast-food classics like McDonald's are within easy walking distance.

All train stations in Roanoke:

  • 55 Norfolk Ave SW

Where is the train station in New York?

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Main arrival station: NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

Pennsylvania Station, or just Penn Station, is the main train station in New York City. All Amtrak trains to and from NYC use Penn Station as their only train stop in Manhattan. Penn Station offers easy connections to various other types of transportation, including commuter rail (the Long Island Rail Road and the NJ Transit both operate out of Penn Station), airport transit, and six lines of the NYC Subway, making it the busiest train station in the Western Hemisphere. Located in the heart of Manhattan, right by the world-famous Madison Square Garden, Penn Station is close to various points of interest such as Times Square and the Empire State Building, as well as many restaurants and retail stores.

All train stations in New York:

  • NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station

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