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There are 9 ways to get from Harrisburg to Richmond by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train, bus  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va

$136 - $355

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Bus  •  7 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc 4697 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 1051 / ...

$35 - $83

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Bus via Washington, DC - 715 H St NW  •  7 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc 4697 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW to Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd Southbound

$36 - $61

Train  •  7 h 31 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak

$195 - $505

Bus, train  •  7 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc 4697 / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Northeast Regional

$94 - $233

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Harrisburg to Richmond 220.5 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Harrisburg to Richmond  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Richmond (RIC) MDT - RIC

$173 - $955

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Richmond  •  6 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Richmond (RIC) PHL - RIC

$208 - $494

Fly Harrisburg to Washington Dulles, train  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MDT - IAD
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak

$262 - $615

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The cheapest way to get from Harrisburg to Richmond is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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The quickest way to get from Harrisburg to Richmond is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harrisburg to Richmond. However, there are services departing from N 6th St & Reily St and arriving at Richmond, Va via Harrisburg, Pa and Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Harrisburg to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Harrisburg Amtrak and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak via Philadelphia 30th Street Station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 31 min.

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The distance between Harrisburg and Richmond is 192 miles. The road distance is 220.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Richmond without a car is to train and bus which takes 6 h 53 min and costs $130 - $360.

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It takes approximately 6 h 53 min to get from Harrisburg to Richmond, including transfers.

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Harrisburg to Richmond bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Harrisburg, Pa station.

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Harrisburg to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Harrisburg Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Richmond is to bus which takes 7 h 19 min and costs $35 - $85. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $550 and takes 7 h 31 min, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $1,000 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Harrisburg to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 191.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 53 min

What companies run services between Harrisburg, PA, USA and Richmond, VA, USA?

You can take a bus from Harrisburg to Richmond via Harrisburg Transportation Center, Harrisburg, Pa, and Washington, Dc in around 7 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Harrisburg to Richmond via Philadelphia 30th Street Station and Washington Union Station in around 7 h 31 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Harrisburg to Richmond via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Flights from Harrisburg to Richmond via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Harrisburg to Richmond via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Harrisburg to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Richmond via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Harrisburg to Richmond via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 715 H St NW to Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd
Ave. Duration
2 h 4 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Book at
easternbus.com

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There is no direct flight from Harrisburg Airport to Richmond Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 11 min and has one stopover.

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Harrisburg to Richmond bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Richmond, Va station.

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Harrisburg to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Richmond Main Street Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harrisburg to Richmond is 220 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to drive from Harrisburg to Richmond.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Harrisburg Airport to Richmond Airport.

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There are 141+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Harrisburg Airport is to line 007 bus which takes 24 min and costs $1 - $3.

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