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Train Information between Richmond and Philadelphia

distanceDistance206 miles (332 km)
changesDirect trainYes
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Richmond to Philadelphia cover the 206 miles (332 km) long route with our travel partners like Amtrak. There are direct train services available.

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Richmond to Philadelphia with Amtrak

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Amtrak is the main train provider in the United States. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and First Class for you to book for your next journey by train between Richmond and Philadelphia.

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  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
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Trains from Richmond to Philadelphia

The train from Richmond to Philadelphia serves two unique cities. Richmond has a rich historical background and is one of America's oldest cities. It also hosts the former home of Jefferson Davis who was the Civil War Confederate president. The home is now a museum in Court End, a Richmond neighborhood known for its federal-style mansions. Philadelphia, on the other hand, is a regional business and transportation hub with a vast rail network serving different cities and states across the US. Both cities also host the headquarters of different Fortune 500 companies making them popular with business travelers. Richmond to Philadelphia trains cover a distance of about 206 miles (331 kilometers) and take over 5 hours on average. Amtrak, through its Northeast Regional line, has an average of two daily trains serving the two cities.

Which train companies travel from Richmond to Philadelphia?

Although Amtrak has different lines serving different cities across America, they operate the train from Richmond to Philadelphia on most of their lines. Travelers have the option to pay using currency or can use accumulated points for holders of the Amtrak credit card. The average travel time for the train from Richmond to Philadelphia is over 5 hours. Travelers on the Amtrak train from Richmond to Philadelphia have access to amenities including WiFi, carry-on baggage, and room to take a pet with them on the train.

How long is the train ride from Richmond to Philadelphia?

The train journey from Richmond to Philadelphia is just under 6 hours on a typical day with an average travel time of 5 hours and 39 minutes for direct travel. For some of the longer journeys by train from Richmond to Philadelphia, the travel time varies and is dependent on the departure station. The Amtrak train from Richmond to Philadelphia leaves from two different locations - Main Street Station and Staples Mill Road Station. Some locations have connecting buses at Union Station in Chicago and Pittsburgh, King Street Station in Washington, and Sacramento Valley Station in Sacramento. Depending on the route taken and the departure station, travelers on some trains from Richmond to Philadelphia take more time on the way due to one of these bus connections. Some train rides take a couple of hours while others take more than a day from Richmond to Philadelphia.

How many trains are there from Richmond to Philadelphia?

On average, Amtrak operates an approximate minimum of about 10 Richmond to Philadelphia trains every day. This translates to well over 60 weekly trains serving the two cities. The schedule for the train from Richmond to Philadelphia is stretched out throughout the day with trains leaving approximately every 2 hours. However, mornings and evenings have more train departures. Most of the trains on this route depart from Richmond's Staples Mill Road Station with approximately seven out of the 10 trains on this route departing from the station. The other three start their journey from Richmond's Main Street Station. All trains serving Richmond to Philadelphia travel directly without any connections along the journey.

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

Departure station: The train from Richmond to Philadelphia starts its journey at Main Street Station or Staples Mill Road Station with the latter being the busiest. Staples Mill Road Station is only five miles (eight kilometers) north of Richmond's downtown and is Amtrak's primary rail station in Richmond. Travelers can access the rail station by taxis or the public bus operated by the Henrico County Government Center Shuttle. The station also has parking at a fee. The station is also accessible to persons with disabilities on its two island platforms and five tracks. The Main Street Station, on the other hand, is Amtrak's less busy train station in Richmond but with a rich historical significance. Main Street Station also serves as an office building and a hub for the buses operated by Greater Richmond Transit Company.

Arrival station: Richmond to Philadelphia trains terminate their journeys at two train stations - North Philadelphia Station and 30th Street Station. North Philadelphia Station features four island platforms, two low-level, and two high-level. Amtrak trains use the high-level island platforms and operate from the on-site North Philadelphia station that is today registered in the National Register of Historic Places. Travelers can get from North Philadelphia Station to the city center by bus from Line 31, taxi, or train on the approximately six mile (10 kilometer) journey depending on the means used. On the other hand, travelers can access the city center from 30th Street Station by taxi or the subway.

Travel Tips

Trains from Richmond to Philadelphia
Travel by train to Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia.
What is the distance from Richmond to Philadelphia by train?
When traveling this route you should expect the distance from Richmond to Philadelphia by train to be approximately 206 miles (332 km).
Which train companies can take me between Richmond and Philadelphia?
For the trip from Richmond to Philadelphia you can take a train with Amtrak. Be sure to check out all possible train providers that offer services to Philadelphia from Richmond on Omio to compare what amenities they may have.
What are the first and last departure train times from Richmond to Philadelphia?
The earliest train departing from Richmond to Philadelphia leaves at 10: 25 AM. The last train departing from Richmond to Philadelphia leaves at 9: 14 PM. You can find the latest Richmond to Philadelphia train schedule on Omio and book the best time to leave for your journey on your chosen travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

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 between Richmond and Philadelphia.