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Train Information to New York City from Norfolk, VA

distanceDistance293 miles (473 km)
durationAverage train duration8 h 22 min
priceAverage train ticket price$123 (€100)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Norfolk, VA to New York City cover the 293 miles (473 km) long trip taking on average 8 h 22 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this journey costs around $123 (€100), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $74 (€60).

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Travel with Amtrak between Norfolk, VA and New York City

For as little as $74 (€60) you can travel by train between Norfolk, VA and New York City with Amtrak. Omio will show you the best deals, schedules and tickets available for this route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States and operates medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 American states and 3 Canadian provinces. With over 300 Amtrak trains running daily, you can travel by train across America and explore destinations near and far. Take the Acela train for high-speed services connecting popular cities in the Northeast, the Coast Starlight to travel up and down the stunning West Coast or the Empire Builder to travel from Chicago to the Midwest and the Pacific Northwest among others. Amtrak offers different class options to suit any traveler’s budget with classes like Coach, Business, First and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. When you book your train journey between Norfolk, VA and New York City, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

    These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Norfolk, VA and New York City:

    • Cashless payments recommended
    • Online booking and check-in recommended
    • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
    • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
    • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
    • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

    Taking the train from Norfolk to New York

    With three departures a day, one of which is direct, taking the train from Norfolk to New York is a pleasant and relaxing way of traveling between these two cities. There are no long hours at the wheel or worrying about finding a parking space in a busy and maybe unfamiliar town on arrival. Whether direct or connecting, these Intercity routes operated by Amtrak take between 8.5 and just over 9.5 hours with a similar timetable in operation seven days a week. Where a connection is required, the first part of the journey (approximately 50 minutes) is made by Amtrak Thruway Coach. All trains from Norfolk to New York depart from Norfolk Station and complete their journey at New York Penn Station.

    Which train companies travel from Norfolk to New York

    All trains from Norfolk to New York are operated by Amtrak, one of the largest rail providers in the United States. Since launching its services in early 1971, Amtrak has grown from having just 21 routes to now serving over 500 communities in North America and Canada. Many of these communities are in isolated rural areas. Amtrak rolling stock is comfortable with plenty of space in the carriages for luggage while most seats recline and have ample legroom. Onboard amenities include WiFi, power outlets, individual reading lights, restrooms, quiet carriages and catering services. On this route, both Coach and Business Class seats are available with Business Class passengers having more legroom and enjoying complimentary drinks. Amtrak trains are fully accessible for those with limited mobility with dedicated wheelchair areas in some carriages. Service animals are welcome on all Amtrak trains.

    How long is the train ride from Norfolk to New York

    There is one direct train from Norfolk to New York every day which takes approximately 8.5 hours. There are a further two connecting services with a total journey time of between 9.5 and 10 hours. Passengers should be aware that the first part of this journey is made on a Thruway Coach operated by Amtrak. The coach takes passengers to Newport News in Virginia where they board the train for the rest of the journey.

    How many trains are there from Norfolk to New York

    There are three departures of trains from Norfolk to New York every day of the week. The first departure, which is in the early morning, is direct. There are a further two daily trains which involve connections. One leaves in the morning and the second one departs mid-afternoon.

    What are the departure and arrival stations for trains from Norfolk to New York

    Departure station: The Thruway Bus which starts the train journey from Norfolk to New York departs from Norfolk Station. This modern station opened in 2012 and is located on the banks of the Elizabeth River and next to the Harbor Park baseball stadium which is to the east of downtown Norfolk. It is linked to the town by The Tide light rail system as well as by local buses and ferries. Among the services at Norfolk Station are parking lots, public payphones, restrooms, a ticket office, waiting areas, water fountains, and vending machines selling light snacks and drinks. Please note: there are no ATMs or WiFi at the station. All areas of the station, including the restrooms, waiting room, and ticket office are accessible to wheelchairs and passengers with limited mobility. Passengers with limited mobility should check access to the Thruway Bus before making their journey reservations.

    Arrival station: The train from Norfolk to New York arrives into New York Pennsylvania Station, more commonly called just Penn Station. It is New York's main intercity station and the busiest in the western world and is located just off Herald Square in Midtown Manhattan. Rebuilt in 1968, much of the station's infrastructure is now underground. As well as intercity trains, the station is also served by commuter and rapid transit trains, local buses, taxis, and car rental providers. There are also airline ticketing desks at the station and ample car parking. Among the other amenities at this large station are baggage storage, restrooms, waiting rooms, ATMs, water refill stations, a ticket office and automated ticket machines, public payphones, WiFi, and vending machines for snacks and drinks. Passengers will find a choice of stores, cafes, and restaurants in the streets around the station. All areas of the station including the ticket office, waiting area, and restrooms are fully accessible to passengers with limited mobility or other disabilities while members of the Red Cap passenger assistance team are available to provide further help where required.

    Travel Tips

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    FAQs
    How much are cheap trains to New York City from Norfolk, VA?
    Omio customers have found cheap train tickets between Norfolk, VA and New York City for as low as $74 (€60)  for the next 7 days.
    How much does it cost to take a train to New York City from Norfolk, VA?
    The train price to New York City from Norfolk, VA is on average $123 (€100)  if you are looking to purchase your tickets for this journey in the next 7 days.
    How many miles is it from Norfolk, VA to New York City by train?
    When traveling this route you should expect the distance to New York City from Norfolk, VA by train to be approximately 293 miles (473 km).
    How long is the train ride to New York City from Norfolk, VA?
    On average the Norfolk, VA to New York City train travel time is 8 h 22 min  for the 293 miles (473 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
    What train providers go from Norfolk, VA to New York City?
    When taking a train from Norfolk, VA to New York City, you can count on Amtrak for the best way to get you to New York City. You can also check all possible train providers who offer a service to New York City from Norfolk, VA and compare the amenities they offer before buying a train ticket.
    When is the earliest train from Norfolk, VA to New York City? When is the last train from Norfolk, VA to New York City?
    You can take the earliest train from Norfolk, VA to New York City at 10: 15 AM   or take the last train from Norfolk, VA to New York City leaving at 7: 40 PM. Look for the latest Norfolk, VA to New York City train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
    How far in advance should I purchase train tickets between Norfolk, VA and New York City for the best deals?
    If you purchase a train ticket from Norfolk, VA to New York City within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $123 (€100) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to New York City from Norfolk, VA are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Norfolk, VA
    New York City
    The major railway station for departures from Norfolk, VA is. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at for your journey from Norfolk, VA to New York City.

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