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Virginia Beach - Newark Train Schedule

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Other ways to get from Virginia Beach to Newark

There are usually 3 daily bus trips available from Virginia Beach to Newark.

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Train
Avg. Price
Avg. Price
$60.99
Avg. Price
$157.40
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Trip Summary

You can pick from 4 daily train trips between Virginia Beach and Newark. The average train journey from Virginia Beach to Newark takes 9 hours and 35 minutes, but some Amtrak train trips are as short as 8 hours and 54 minutes.

Distance285 mi (459 km)
Fastest train8h 54m
Lowest price$68.00
Most frequent serviceAmtrak
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Train Trip Reviews from Wanderu Customers

Average score for trains from Virginia Beach to Newark

(Based on 1 ratings and reviews)

4.0

4.0

Janina

July 31, 2023- Vacation

Amtrak

Pros: the bus from Virginia Beach to Norfolk was pleasant, on time and driver got us to the station safely. the train was at the station at the scheduled time and we boarded easily with a nice smile from staff. we found seats and all went well but suddenly we were informed we were 25 minutes behind schedule but no reason why and ultimately we were 1 hour late to Newark Penn Station. towards the last hour of our travel, we were informed that both toilets in our car were closed and unusable because they were clogged. Should have been signs for people to remind not to throw anything other that toilet tissue in toilet. A member of staff was able to unclog one of them a short while later. Cons: communications explaining delays - communications to "nicely" remind passengers of proper use of toilets. would have been nice to have been informed of places of interest or landmarks we were traveling though ( Chesapeake Bay/ historic Washington, etc.). Tips: Cafe car is limited with food choices and drinks - bring your own if you are traveling during meal time. if on a hours long trip, bring your neck pillow or back support for your own comfort but seats do recline somewhat and are pretty comfortable. Staff is polite and helpful when you have questions.

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

Over the past month, a train ticket between Virginia Beach and Newark cost $121.50, on average. Since this route covers a considerable distance, tickets are typically a bit pricier than most train fares. Booking your trip at least 27 days in advance can help you secure tickets at the best price. For same-day bookings, you’ll likely have to pay around $92.88 more.

Monthly avg. prices

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Mark your calendar for March if you want to score the cheapest train tickets from Virginia Beach to Newark. You’ll find the best deals during this time of year, when tickets cost an average of $129. If you're planning a trip from Virginia Beach to Newark during October, bear in mind that ticket prices are usually higher during this month. Expect to pay about $213 for your train ticket, unless you book well in advance and find an even better deal.

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Planning ahead pays off when it comes to booking your train trip from Virginia Beach to Newark. By reserving your ticket on Wanderu at least 27 days before departure, you can save around $92.88. Don't miss out on these savings — book in advance!

Which train should you take from Virginia Beach to Newark?

Amtrak is the one and only train line which connects Virginia Beach to Newark. However, there are 4 trains per day to choose from.

TrainDaily TripsAvg. TimeAvg. Price
Amtrak49h 36m$195.15
  • 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 Virginia Beach to Newark every day, as well as 6 trips on the weekends, with prices starting from $68.

Frequently Asked Questions

While the train is the main method of transportation from Virginia Beach to Newark, 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.

The distance between Virginia Beach and Newark is approximately 285 miles, or 459 kilometers. The average train journey between these two cities takes 9 hours and 35 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 8 hours and 54 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.

On a weekly basis, the greatest number of passengers tend to travel by trains from Virginia Beach to Newark on Tuesday. Tickets for Tuesday tend to also be the most expensive. For savvy travelers looking for cheaper priced tickets search for travel departing on Wednesday. Wednesday also tend to have less passengers which may make boarding faster and let you snag your perfect seat.

The earliest train departs Virginia Beach at 5:00am while the last train of the day leaves at 1:00pm. To see all scheduled departure times, use the search function on this page to get the full schedule for your specific travel dates.

There are 4 scheduled trains on most days. Unfortunately, none of them are direct connections, so you will need to disembark from your original train and board a connecting train during your journey. Don't forget to bring your carry-on luggage when you switch trains. In some instances, you may also be responsible for transferring your own checked baggage.

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

City Information

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.

Newark

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Newark, NJ - NWK-1

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As the most populous city in New Jersey, Newark offers some excellent museums, parks and restaurants that you can enjoy year-round. Art lovers should stop by the famous Newark Museum to enjoy a rich collection of works by American artists and sculptors. History buffs should check out the New Jersey Historical Society for ongoing exhibitions documenting the state’s rich history.

Located by the Passaic River, Newark offers various places where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll by the water. For the best views, head over to the city’s Riverfront Park near the hip Ironbound neighborhood. If you’re seeking more outdoor enjoyment, check out Branch Brook Park where you will find various lakes and plenty of cherry blossoms.

Newark is one of the biggest travel hubs in the United States, which makes it very easily accessible via all types of transportation. The Newark Liberty International Airport is one of the three airports that serves the New York City metro area, and its close proximity to Newark’s Penn Station makes it easy to reach from anywhere via bus or train.

Station Information

Where is the train station in Virginia Beach?

Main departure station: Park Avenue & 20th Street

There is one train station in Virginia Beach.

All train stations in Virginia Beach:

  • Park Avenue & 20th Street

Where is the train station in Newark?

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Main arrival station: Newark Penn Station

Not to be confused with the Penn Station in New York City just 10 miles away, Newark’s Penn Station is a vital regional transportation hub which serves the greater New York City and New Jersey area. Located a few blocks East of the central business district in Newark, Penn Station opened in 1935, when its Art Deco architecture was at the height of fashion - see if you can spot the Zodiac signs decorating the chandeliers! Travelers can access Amtrak intercity passenger trains running on the busy Northeast Corridor between Washington D.C. and Boston, as well as intercity buses like Greyhound and Fullington Trailways. Local transit available at Penn Station includes Newark Light Rail, Port Authority Trans-Hudson (PATH) rapid transit linking Newark to Manhattan, and NJ Transit commuter trains serving coastal and central New Jersey.

All train stations in Newark:

  • Newark Penn Station

  • Newark Intl Airport

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