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Train Information to New York City from Richmond

distanceDistance285 miles (460 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 19 min
priceAverage train ticket price$97 (€78)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Richmond to New York City cover the 285 miles (460 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 19 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $97 (€78), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $72 (€58).

Train companies

Amtrak trains between Richmond and New York City

You can travel by train from Richmond to New York City with Amtrak for as low as $72 (€58). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best route.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Richmond to New York City.

    These are Amtrak's ticket policies for COVID-19 for the train between Richmond 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).

    Trains from Richmond to New York

    Over 60 million passengers visit the city of New York every year to get a glimpse of some of its iconic attractions such as the Empire State Building, Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. Some of these visitors arrive in the city by train. Passengers traveling from Richmond depart from Main Street Station or Staples Mill Road to arrive at New York Penn Station. The distance between the two cities is 286 miles (460 kilometers). Trains from Richmond to New York take an average of 6 hours and 35 minutes, but the quickest train from Richmond to New York can cover the distance in just 6 hours and five minutes. Around 11 trains leave Richmond for New York every day. Two of them depart from Main Street Station, and nine depart from Staples Mill Road. Passengers can catch a train from Richmond to New York in the morning, afternoon and evening giving great flexibility to passengers as they plan their travel.

    Which train companies travel from Richmond to New York?

    Amtrak railway offers train rides from Main Street Station and Staples Mill Road in Richmond to New York Penn Station in New York. The company provides 11 connections daily with nine departing from Staples Mill Road and the rest from Main Street Station. Amtrak is a leading provider of rail travel across the US and parts of Canada with nearly 87,000 passengers using one of their 300 services each day.

    How long is the train ride from Richmond to New York?

    New York City is located 286 miles (460 kilometers) from Richmond. A train from Richmond to New York takes an average of 6 hours and 45 minutes to arrive at its destination, but the quickest train departs from Staples Mill Road to arrive at New York Penn Station 6 hours and five minutes later. The fastest train from Main Street Station takes 6 hours and 54 minutes to get to New York.

    How many trains travel from Richmond to New York?

    Amtrak Provides 11 trains from Richmond to New York every day. Passengers can board nine of these trips from Staples Mill Road Station and two from Main Street Train Station. The first train from Richmond to New York departs from Staples Mill Road Station as early as 4:30 a.m. while the last train leaves the same train station at 6:30 p.m. The earliest departure from Main Street Station is at approximately 6:30 a.m. while the last train leaves in the early evening. The busiest day of the week is Wednesday. Passengers looking for great deals and extra legroom while traveling should pick Monday since it is the least traveled day of the week.

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

    Departure stations: Richmond Main Street Station is a vital transportation hub in Richmond and a significant historical landmark in the country. The station was built in 1901 and reopened in 2003 after closure in 1975 due to damages caused by Hurricane Agnes. The station serves as Richmond's secondary station and is just over half a mile (0.8 kilometers) from the city center. Walking from the city to the station will only take 16 minutes, but travelers can also board a bus and arrive in just 11 minutes. The station is accessible to people with limited mobility and features various amenities, including Quick-Track kiosks, same-day and overnight parking, payphones, and accessible toilets. Staples Mill Road Station is Richmond's central train station and was built to replace Main Street Station that had been heavily damaged by a hurricane. The station is located five miles from downtown Richmond. It hosts over 370 000 passengers annually, making it the busiest train station in the southeast. Facilities in the station include vending machines, WiFi connection, payphones, and ATM services. People with limited mobility can access wheelchairs, wheelchair lifts, and accessible restrooms and ticket office.

    Arrival stations: New York Penn Station is the busiest train station in the western hemisphere, with over 600,000 passengers passing through it every day. It is located around three miles from New York City center. The station is an hour's walk from the city center, and a trip by bus will only take three minutes. There are various dining options for passengers who want to get a quick bite or grab a cup of coffee. A wine store with a pretty good selection is also available on the lower concourse. Baggage storage can be provided at a fee. Travelers can access same-day parking and overnight parking at a cost. The waiting room, restrooms, and ticket office are accessible to people with limited mobility. Dedicated parking spaces and an elevator are also present. Other facilities in the station include Club Acela, WiFi, payphones, and ATM services.

    Travel Tips

    Trains from Richmond to New York City
    Travel by train to New York City easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Richmond to New York City.
    FAQs
    How much are cheap trains from Richmond to New York City?
    Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train to New York City from Richmond for the next 7 days starting from $72 (€58)  one way.
    How much is the train between Richmond and New York City on average?
    If you are looking to purchase your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Richmond to New York City train to cost on average $97 (€78)  one way.
    How far is it from Richmond to New York City by train?
    The train distance from Richmond to New York City is around 285 miles (460 km).
    What is the Richmond to New York City train travel time?
    The Richmond to New York City train duration is on average 6 h 19 min, which is to be expected when traveling 285 miles (460 km) to New York City from Richmond. However, the time it takes can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays.
    What train companies go from Richmond to New York City?
    Take the Richmond to New York City train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train providers for the trip between Richmond and New York City as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
    Are there any nonstop train services from Richmond to New York City?
    Yes, you can search for direct trains from Richmond to New York City on Omio with Amtrak, and you won’t need to transfer at another stop in between. Direct train services tend to offer more convenience and save you time when traveling to your destination, so it's worth paying attention to before you buy your train ticket.
    What are the first and last departure train times from Richmond to New York City?
    The earliest train departing from Richmond to New York City leaves at 8: 32 AM. The last train departing from Richmond to New York City leaves at 10: 30 PM. You can find the latest Richmond to New York City train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.
    How early should I purchase Richmond to New York City train tickets to get the best deals?
    If you book a train ticket from Richmond to New York City within the next 7 days, you can find tickets to cost on average $97 (€78) one way. However, we recommend booking your train in advance to get access to the best prices. Train tickets to New York City from Richmond are generally on sale a few months before the planned departure date.

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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