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New York, NY to Richmond, VA by train

The journey from New York, NY to Richmond, VA by train is 286.55 mi and takes 6 hr 41 min. There are 5 connections per day, with the first departure at 12:20 AM and the last at 11:05 PM. It is possible to travel from New York, NY to Richmond, VA by train for as little as $36.98 or as much as $292.41. The best price for this journey is $36.98.

Lowest Price$36.98
Journey Duration6 hr 41 min
Connection per Day5
Lowest Price$36.98
Highest Price$292.41
First Departure12:20 AM
Last Departure11:05 PM
Distance286.55 mi
DepartureNew York, NY
ArrivalRichmond, VA
CarriersAmtrak

New York, NY to Richmond, VA Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, May 29, 2024

Train from New York, NY, to Richmond, VA

The train from New York, NY, and Richmond, VA, lasts on average 6 hr 41 min. Around 5 trains depart a day between New York, NY, and Richmond, VA, the average price is $158.52 and the lowest ticket pricing starts at around $36.98.

Amtrak, the largest passenger railroad service in the US, operates the train from New York to Richmond. The Northeast Regional, the Silver Service, the Palmetto, and the Carolinian connect the two cities. 

  1. Northeast Regional is the most popular train due to its price and frequency. It runs around six times a day, unlike long-distance lines, Carolinian, and Palmetto, which run only once daily. It serves 50 cities between Boston and Virginia beach, making it a convenient option for passengers who need to make connections. 
  2. The Silver Service is a long-distance Amtrak service connecting New York and Miami and serving many smaller cities. All trains have sleeping cars and offer night connections - the journey takes about nine hours, which makes this option tempting. Both Silver Service trains have Viewliner sleeping cars, with the possibility of booking a smaller roomette or a more comfortable bedroom. Still, unlike the Silver Star, the Silver Meteor has a dining car, which also means that the sleeping cars get inclusive room service. 

If you opt for the sleeping car, keep in mind that you must book the entire unit alone or with someone. Also, the coach has comfortable reclining seats, perfect for getting some shut-eye, so give it a chance.

You will start your journey at New Yorks Penn Station's newest addition - Moynihan Train Hall. Recently opened in 2021, the new transportation facility and architectural marvel is situated across 8th Avenue from Penn Station. Fun fact or a warning, Penn station is said to be the busiest train station in the western hemisphere, so keep your eyes peeled on your belongings and take a deep breath before you step into the station.

Amtrak's station in Richmond is located at 7519 Staples Mill Rd, north of the city center, and it is the busiest station in the Southeast of the US, serving as a connecting point between the North and South of the Atlantic coast of the United States. Northeast Regional train service connects it to Boston, and the Silver Service line goes from New York to Miami. In addition, the station features modern amenities such as a full-service café, convenient ticketing kiosks, comfortable seating areas with access to power outlets, and safe bike storage along with many other features.

If you are wondering what to do in Richmond, you will be happy to know that this historic city has plenty to offer. Lovers of the American Revolution and the civil war will want to visit the Virginia State Capitol, which Thomas Jefferson designed. Art buffs are not left short-handed, thanks to the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, which boasts masterpieces from Cezanne, Degas, and Renoir and a fantastic collection of the stunning Fabergé Eggs. And for anyone who enjoys nature, you'll love exploring Maymont Park's gardens and trails with its lovely grounds overlooking the James River. 

So if you're planning to travel from New York to Richmond by train, let us help you plan it. We check thousands of destinations across rail, bus, and flight to help you find the best price. Check out our handy price calendar below, where you can see the best prices across all modes of transport between New York and Richmond.

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Cheap train tickets from New York, NY to Richmond, VA
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from New York, NY to Richmond, VA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from New York, NY to Richmond, VA, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from New York, NY to Richmond, VA.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Price as departure date approaches

Train companies may charge higher ticket prices as the date of departure approaches. Prices in the next days can range from around $42.90 to $264.10 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 84% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from New York, NY to Richmond, VA

The cheapest New York, NY - Richmond, VA train tickets can be found for as low as $46.44 if you’re lucky, or $105.57 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $191.50.

Find the best day to travel to Richmond, VA by train

When travelling to Richmond, VA by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

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New York, NY to Richmond, VA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
32.28kg
Bus
34.59kg
Flight
92.23kg
Car
73.79kg
What are the CO2 emissions from New York, NY to Richmond, VA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between New York, NY and Richmond, VA are 32.28kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between New York, NY and Richmond, VA? By taking the train between New York, NY and Richmond, VA you will save 59.95kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 2.31kg compared to a bus and 41.51kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from New York, NY to Richmond, VA?
A train ticket from New York, NY to Richmond, VA is $158.52. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as $36.98.
What's the cheapest train ticket from New York, NY to Richmond, VA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from New York, NY to Richmond, VA is $36.98. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between New York, NY and Richmond, VA by train?
New York, NY to Richmond, VA is 286.55 mi.
How long does the train between New York, NY and Richmond, VA take?
New York, NY to Richmond, VA is on average 6 hr 41 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 5 hr 35 min.
How many train connections per day go from New York, NY to Richmond, VA?
New York, NY to Richmond, VA has 5 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from New York, NY to Richmond, VA leave?
The earliest train from New York, NY to Richmond, VA departs at 12:20 AM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from New York, NY to Richmond, VA depart?
The latest train from New York, NY to Richmond, VA departs at 11:05 PM. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from New York, NY to Richmond, VA in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is $36.98 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from New York, NY to Richmond, VA?
There are on average 5 direct connection(s) from New York, NY to go to Richmond, VA.
What's the fastest journey time between New York, NY to Richmond, VA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between New York, NY and Richmond, VA is 5 hr 35 min.
Is there a direct train from New York, NY to Richmond, VA?
Yes, there is a direct train between New York, NY and Richmond, VA.
What are the CO2 emissions for New York, NY to Richmond, VA by train?
The train journey from New York, NY to Richmond, VA creates 32.28kg of CO2 emissions.

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