Richmond to New York City train

Cheap train tickets from Richmond to New York City

Showing times and prices for Aug 18

Cheapest

150

Average

169

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

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07:27AMStaples Mill Road Station6h08 01:35PMPenn Station
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05:35PMStaples Mill Road Station6h23 11:58PMPenn Station
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06:54AMMain Street Station6h41 01:35PMPenn Station
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05:35AMMain Street Station6h37 12:12PMPenn Station
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05:00PMMain Street Station6h58 11:58PMPenn Station
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Train schedule from Richmond to New York City

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05:35AMMain Street Station6h37 12:12PMPenn Station
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06:05AMStaples Mill Road Station6h07 12:12PMPenn Station
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06:54AMMain Street Station6h41 01:35PMPenn Station
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07:27AMStaples Mill Road Station6h08 01:35PMPenn Station
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08:25AMStaples Mill Road Station6h08 02:33PMPenn Station
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11:08AMStaples Mill Road Station6h14 05:22PMPenn Station
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12:39PMStaples Mill Road Station6h31 07:10PMPenn Station
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02:11PMStaples Mill Road Station6h24 08:35PMPenn Station
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03:10PMStaples Mill Road Station6h26 09:36PMPenn Station
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04:41PMStaples Mill Road Station6h42 11:23PMPenn Station
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05:00PMMain Street Station6h58 11:58PMPenn Station
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05:35PMStaples Mill Road Station6h23 11:58PMPenn Station
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Fastest train times from Richmond to New York City

Showing times and prices for Aug 18

Fastest Journey

6 h 7 m

Average

6 h 26 m

Trains per day

12

Distance

461 km

Of the 12 trains that leave Richmond for New York City every day 12 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

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06:05AMStaples Mill Road Station6h07 12:12PMPenn Station
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1501One-way
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07:27AMStaples Mill Road Station6h08 01:35PMPenn Station
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1501One-way
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08:25AMStaples Mill Road Station6h08 02:33PMPenn Station
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11:08AMStaples Mill Road Station6h14 05:22PMPenn Station
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05:35PMStaples Mill Road Station6h23 11:58PMPenn Station
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1501One-way

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Overview: Train from Richmond to New York City

distanceDistance285 miles (460 km)
durationAverage train duration6 h 14 min
priceAverage train ticket price$129 (€120)
changesDirect trainNo
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Richmond to New York City cover the 285 miles (460 km) long trip taking on average 6 h 14 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this route for as low as $73 (€68), but the average price of train tickets is $129 (€120).

Train companies: Amtrak from Richmond to New York City trains

You can travel by train from Richmond to New York City with Amtrak for as low as $73 (€68). When you search for schedules and tickets, Omio will show you the best trip.

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 from Richmond to New York City, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Richmond to New York City train information:

  • Average Duration: 6 h 53 min
  • Average Price: $73
  • Amtrak frequency: 2 a day

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.
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Looking to save money on your journey? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Richmond to New York City for the next 7 days starting from $73 (€68)  one way.
In the next 7 days you can expect to pay on average $129 (€120)  for a train ticket from Richmond to New York City.
The Richmond to New York City train distance is approximately 285 miles (460 km).
While the time it takes to travel 285 miles (460 km) between Richmond and New York City can vary based on specific dates, weekends, and holidays, the Richmond to New York City train journey time is on average 6 h 14 min.
For the best Richmond to New York City train to purchase, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train providers with services between Richmond and New York City to compare what amenities they may offer.
The earliest train for this journey departs from Richmond at 10: 05 AM. The last train leaves from Richmond at 9: 35 PM. Check Omio for the latest train schedule from Richmond to New York City and book the best time to depart on your chosen travel date.
If you book the Richmond to New York City train within the next 7 days, you can find one way tickets to cost on average $129 (€120). However, booking your train ticket in advance gives you access to the best prices for trains from Richmond to New York City. Look out for train tickets for this route to go on sale a few months before your planned departure date to find the best deals.

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