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There are 8 ways to get from Richmond to Harrisburg by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 1002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...

$35 - $80

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Bus via Main Street Station Eastbound Station  •  7 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...

$32 - $68

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Bus, train  •  7 h 5 min

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

$137 - $352

Train  •  7 h 35 min

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

$195 - $503

Drive  •  4 h

  1. Drive from Richmond to Harrisburg 220.2 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Richmond to Philadelphia, train  •  6 h 45 min

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

$208 - $494

Train to Washington Dulles, fly to Harrisburg  •  7 h 24 min

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

$265 - $612

Bus, train to Baltimore, fly to Lancaster, train  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lancaster (LNS) BWI - LNS
  4. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station

$136 - $306

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Harrisburg. However, there are services departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at N 6th St & Reily St via Washington, Dc and Harrisburg Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Richmond station to Harrisburg station. However, there are services departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station and arriving at Harrisburg Amtrak Station via Washington Union Station and Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Harrisburg is 192 miles. The road distance is 220.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Harrisburg without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 6 h 39 min to get from Richmond to Harrisburg, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Richmond to Harrisburg is to bus which takes 6 h 39 min and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $550 and takes 7 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Harrisburg.
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  • Distance: 191.6 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 39 min

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

You can take a bus from Richmond to Harrisburg via Washington, Dc, Harrisburg, Pa, and Harrisburg Transportation Center in around 6 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Richmond to Harrisburg via Washington Union Station and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 7 h 35 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 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
Train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
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.

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 Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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The quickest flight from Richmond Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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

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Richmond to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Harrisburg Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Harrisburg is 220 miles. It takes approximately 4 h to drive from Richmond to Harrisburg.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Richmond Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 117+ hotels available in Harrisburg. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 54 min and costs $2.

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