COVID-19 Travel restrictions may apply in United States. Learn More.

There are 10 ways to get from Newark to Petersburg by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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

Recommended option

Train  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station Carolinian / ...

$45 - $170

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Newark to Petersburg "Greyhound"

$40 - $55

8 alternative options

Drive  •  6h 9m

  1. Drive from Newark to Petersburg 350.1 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Newark to Richmond, line 95 bus  •  5h 10m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Richmond (RIC) EWR - RIC
  2. Take the line 95 bus from Broad + 11Th to Petersburg Transit Center

$90 - $271

Fly Newark to Norfolk, train  •  5h 6m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Norfolk (ORF) EWR - ORF
  2. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station

$162 - $529

Train, subway to New York La Guardia, fly to Richmond, line 95 bus  •  6h 2m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the subway from 34 St-Penn Station to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Richmond (RIC) LGA - RIC
  4. Take the line 95 bus from Broad + 11Th to Petersburg Transit Center

$111 - $183

Train, train to New York JFK, fly to Richmond, line 95 bus  •  6h 10m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Richmond (RIC) JFK - RIC
  4. Take the line 95 bus from Broad + 11Th to Petersburg Transit Center

$114 - $289

Fly New York La Guardia to Norfolk, train  •  6h 7m

  1. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Norfolk (ORF) LGA - ORF
  2. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station

$158 - $381

Fly Newark to Reagan Washington, train  •  6h 25m

  1. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station

$119 - $423

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Richmond, line 95 bus  •  6h 34m

  1. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Richmond (RIC) PHL - RIC
  3. Take the line 95 bus from Broad + 11Th to Petersburg Transit Center

$137 - $351

Newark → Petersburg
Fully open

Travel safe during COVID-19

Rules to follow in United States

2m

Regional advice

Travel within United States

Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

COVID-19 help in United States

If you need help, visit the national COVID-19 website or call the COVID-19 Helpline 800-232-4636

Frequently Asked Questions


Yes, travel within United States is currently allowed.

Explore travel options

Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

Explore travel options

The national COVID-19 helpline number in Petersburg is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Petersburg is subject to regional advice.

The social distance requirement in Petersburg is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 22 Feb 2021
Exceptions may apply, for full details: Centers for Disease control and prevention (CDC).

We're working around the clock to bring you the latest COVID-19 travel updates.
This information is compiled from official sources. To the best of our knowledge, it is correct as of the last update.
Visit Rome2rio travel advice for general help.

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Newark to Petersburg is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 6h 9m.

More details

The quickest way to get from Newark to Petersburg is to fly and train which costs $160 - $550 and takes 5h 6m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Newark and arriving at Petersburg. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9h 35m.

More details

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Newark Penn Station station and arriving at Petersburg Amtrak Station station. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 27m.

More details

It is 300 miles from Newark to Petersburg. It is approximately 350.1 miles to drive.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Newark to Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs $45 - $170.

More details

The train from Newark Penn Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station takes 6h 27m including transfers and departs four times a day.

More details

Newark to Petersburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Newark station.

More details

Newark to Petersburg train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Newark Penn Station.

More details

The best way to get from Newark to Petersburg is to train which takes 6h 27m and costs $45 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $55 and takes 9h 35m.

Mode details

Map of how to get from Newark to Petersburg.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 299.7 miles
  • Duration: 6h 27m

What companies run services between Newark, NJ, USA and Petersburg, City of Petersburg, VA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Newark Penn Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $70 and the journey takes 6h 27m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route twice daily. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Newark to Petersburg once daily. Tickets cost $40 - $55 and the journey takes 9h 35m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Newark to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $400
Flights from Newark to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Newark to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $340
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $380
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $800
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $490
Flights from New York JFK to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from New York JFK to Richmond via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $450
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$12 - $230
Flights from New York JFK to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $280
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$14 - $270
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Norfolk via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$65 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Premium
$230 - $320
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Seat
$90 - $130
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Newark Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
58 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6h 33m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $170
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$80 - $170
Business Class Seat
$120 - $230
Train from Norfolk Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 38m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $95
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Newark Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
njtransit.com
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from 34 St-Penn Station to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from New York Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$5 - $8
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Newark to Petersburg
Ave. Duration
9h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
GRTC
Phone
(804) 358-4782
Email
webcustomerservice@ridegrtc.com
Website
ridegrtc.com
Bus from Broad + 11Th to Petersburg Transit Center
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $4
More information at
GRTC

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

The quickest flight from Newark Airport to Richmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 23m.

Search flights

Newark to Petersburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Petersburg station.

More details

Newark to Petersburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Petersburg Amtrak Station.

More details

Yes, the driving distance between Newark to Petersburg is 350 miles. It takes approximately 6h 9m to drive from Newark to Petersburg.

Get driving directions

United Airlines offers flights from Newark Airport to Richmond Airport.

Search flights

Book your Newark to Petersburg train tickets online with Omio.

Search and book

Book your Newark to Petersburg bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

Search and book

There are 64+ hotels available in Petersburg. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

The best way to get from Newark to Newark Airport is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $1 - $5.

More details