Richmond to Philadelphia train

Cheap train tickets from Richmond to Philadelphia

Showing times and prices for Aug 15

Cheapest

29

Average

30

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.

Amtrak
11:10AMRichmond4h57 04:07PMPhiladelphia
0 transfers
291One-way
Amtrak
10:05AMRichmond4h44 02:49PMPhiladelphia
0 transfers
291One-way
Amtrak
11:27AMRichmond4h34 04:01PMPhiladelphia
0 transfers
331One-way

Train schedule from Richmond to Philadelphia

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Amtrak
10:05AMRichmond4h44 02:49PMPhiladelphia
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Amtrak
11:10AMRichmond4h57 04:07PMPhiladelphia
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Amtrak
11:27AMRichmond4h34 04:01PMPhiladelphia
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Fastest train times from Richmond to Philadelphia

Showing times and prices for Aug 15

Fastest Journey

4 h 34 m

Average

4 h 45 m

Trains per day

3

Distance

333 km

Of the 3 trains that leave Richmond for Philadelphia every day 3 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

Amtrak
11:27AMRichmond4h34 04:01PMPhiladelphia
0 transfers
331One-way
Amtrak
10:05AMRichmond4h44 02:49PMPhiladelphia
0 transfers
291One-way
Amtrak
11:10AMRichmond4h57 04:07PMPhiladelphia
0 transfers
291One-way

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Overview: Train from Richmond to Philadelphia

distanceDistance206 miles (332 km)
durationAverage train duration4 h 34 min
priceAverage train ticket price$40 (€37)
frequencyTrain frequency3 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 3 direct trains a day
carriersTrain providersAmtrak

Trains from Richmond to Philadelphia cover the 206 miles (332 km) long journey taking on average 4 h 34 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 3 trains operating per day, including direct services available. While the average ticket price for this route costs around $40 (€37), you can find the cheapest train ticket for as low as $26 (€24).

Train companies: Amtrak from Richmond to Philadelphia trains

For as little as $26 (€24) you can travel by train to Philadelphia from Richmond 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 to Philadelphia from Richmond, you can choose between ticket types like Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium.

Amtrak from Richmond to Philadelphia train information:

  • Average Duration: 5 h 23 min
  • Average Price: $26
  • Amtrak frequency: 2 a day

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.
FAQs
Looking to save money on your route? Omio customers have found the cheapest train from Richmond to Philadelphia for the next 7 days starting from $26 (€24)  one way.
If you are looking to buy your train ticket in the next 7 days, you can expect the Richmond to Philadelphia train to cost on average $40 (€37)  one way.
The distance to Philadelphia from Richmond by train is approximately 206 miles (332 km).
On average the Richmond to Philadelphia train travel time is 4 h 34 min  for the 206 miles (332 km) long trip, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
Take the Richmond to Philadelphia train with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check out all possible train companies for the route to Philadelphia from Richmond as there might be differences in the amenities they offer.
The average number of trains departing Richmond for Philadelphia is 3 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
You can take the earliest train from Richmond to Philadelphia at 10: 05 AM   or take the last train from Richmond to Philadelphia leaving at 9: 35 PM. Look for the latest Richmond to Philadelphia train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this trip.
The price of a one way train ticket from Richmond to Philadelphia is on average $40 (€37) if you purchase within the next 7 days. But we recommend booking tickets before your planned travel date to find the best prices for trains from all possible train companies offering this trip. In general, you can find train tickets between Richmond and Philadelphia available a few months in advance.

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