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Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA by train

The journey from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA by train is 207.04 mi and takes 6 hr 30 min. There are 3 connections per day, with the first departure at 1:52 AM and the last at 11:40 PM. It is possible to travel from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA by train for as little as $28.85 or as much as $321.57. The best price for this journey is $28.85.

Lowest Price$28.85
Journey Duration6 hr 30 min
Connection per Day3
Lowest Price$28.85
Highest Price$321.57
First Departure1:52 AM
Last Departure11:40 PM
Distance207.04 mi
DeparturePhiladelphia, PA
ArrivalRichmond, VA
CarriersAmtrak

Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA Train Times

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Sunday, Apr 21, 2024

Traveling from Philadelphia, PA, to Richmond, VA, by train

Embarking on a train journey from Philadelphia to Richmond immerses travelers in the historical tapestry of the East Coast. Spanning a distance of approximately 207.04 mi, the average journey duration stands at 6 hr 30 min. Daily, around 3 train connections are established between these two cities. The starting fare for train tickets on this route hovers around $28.85. Philadelphia departures typically occur from Philadelphia Race St,Philadelphia (30th St Station),North Philadelphia PA (PHN) stations, and they connect seamlessly with Richmond VA - Main Street Station (RVM),N Blvd stations in Richmond. Though direct routes are common, travelers can rely on Virail to provide information on required transfers. It's recommended to arrive at the station at least 30 minutes before your train departs for a hassle-free boarding experience.

The train journey, predominantly operated by Amtrak, offers comfort and scenic beauty. As passengers traverse this route, they'll witness landscapes steeped in American history, from Revolutionary War sites to Civil War battlegrounds. Amtrak provides an array of seating and sleeping options to accommodate varying preferences, ensuring a journey that is both comfortable and enriching.

Discover Richmond: The River City

Richmond, Virginia's capital, is a city where history and modernity intertwine. Boasting centuries-old architecture and landmarks, Richmond is a testament to pivotal moments in American history. From the cobblestone streets of Shockoe Slip to the murals adorning the city's walls, Richmond offers its visitors a diverse palette of experiences.

The James River, flowing gracefully through the city, adds to Richmond's allure, providing opportunities for water-based activities and picturesque views, especially during sunset.

Things to do/see in Richmond:

  1. Delve into America's past at the American Civil War Museum.
  2. Take a stroll down Monument Avenue, showcasing statues of historical figures.
  3. Experience the vibrant arts scene in the Arts District.
  4. Relax along the banks of the James River or engage in water sports.
  5. Explore the beautiful Virginia State Capitol, designed by Thomas Jefferson.
  6. Wander through the historic neighborhoods of Church Hill and The Fan.
  7. Indulge in the burgeoning food scene, especially in areas like Carytown.

Things to eat/drink in Richmond:

  1. Savor the flavors of Southern cuisine, from fried chicken to collard greens.
  2. Delight in Richmond's craft beer scene, with numerous local breweries dotting the city.
  3. Indulge in a classic Virginia ham sandwich.
  4. Experience farm-to-table offerings reflecting Virginia's rich agricultural heritage.

Day trips from Richmond

Richmond's prime location in Virginia opens the gates to several intriguing day trips. History enthusiasts can journey to Williamsburg and Jamestown, while nature lovers might find solace in the nearby Shenandoah Valley or along the Chesapeake Bay. The nearby vineyards also offer a taste of Virginia's budding wine industry.

Richmond Travel Tips

When in Richmond, consider exploring by foot or bike, especially downtown. The city's GRTC Pulse, a rapid transit system, offers a quick way to navigate between significant points. Richmond's temperate climate is generally pleasant, but packing an umbrella might be wise, given the city's occasional rain showers. As always, checking local event calendars can help enrich your visit with cultural festivities and local gatherings.

If a train journey from Philadelphia to Richmond is on your agenda, Virail ensures a seamless travel experience. Compare various modes of transportation, from trains to buses, to select the most suitable option for your itinerary. For further clarity on pricing and routes between Philadelphia and Richmond, consult the price calendar below.

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Cheap train tickets from Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia, PA 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 $44.83 to $129.35 but may be subject to change. Our advice is to book as early as possible to potentially save up to 65% on your trip!

Best time to book cheap train tickets from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA

The cheapest Philadelphia, PA - Richmond, VA train tickets can be found for as low as $64.61 if you’re lucky, or $86.53 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as $101.13.

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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Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA CO2 Emissions by Train

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Train
23.32kg
Bus
24.99kg
Flight
66.64kg
Car
53.31kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA are 23.32kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA? By taking the train between Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA you will save 43.32kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 1.67kg compared to a bus and 29.99kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA?
A train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA is $121.83. 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 $28.85.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA is $28.85. 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 Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA by train?
Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA is 207.04 mi.
How long does the train between Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA take?
Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA is on average 6 hr 30 min. However the fastest option will get you there in 4 hr 23 min.
How many train connections per day go from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA?
Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA has 3 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA leave?
The earliest train from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA departs at 1:52 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 Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA depart?
The latest train from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA departs at 11:40 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 Philadelphia, PA 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 $28.85 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 Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA?
There are on average 2 direct connection(s) from Philadelphia, PA to go to Richmond, VA.
What's the fastest journey time between Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA is 4 hr 23 min.
Is there a direct train from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA?
Yes, there is a direct train between Philadelphia, PA and Richmond, VA.
What are the CO2 emissions for Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA by train?
The train journey from Philadelphia, PA to Richmond, VA creates 23.32kg of CO2 emissions.

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