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

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Bus, train  •  5h 41m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 1002 / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...

$56 - $228

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Bus  •  6h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Midtown NYC FlixBus / ...

$17 - $45

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Train  •  6h 15m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...

$86 - $293

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Richmond to Manhattan 339.4 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Richmond to Newark  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Newark (EWR) RIC - EWR

$104 - $358

Fly Richmond to New York JFK, subway  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to New York JFK (JFK) RIC - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St

$108 - $152

Fly Richmond to New York La Guardia, train  •  4h 11m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) RIC - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station

$100 - $158

Bus to Charlottesville, fly to New York La Guardia  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to New York La Guardia (LGA) CHO - LGA

$143 - $217

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to New York La Guardia  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to New York La Guardia (LGA) DCA - LGA

$113 - $407

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Manhattan is to bus which costs $17 - $45 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Manhattan is to fly and subway which costs $100 - $160 and takes 3h 49m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond and arriving at Midtown NYC. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 20m.

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No, there is no direct train from Richmond station to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station and arriving at 86 St via Washington Union Station and 34 St - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 15m.

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The distance between Richmond and Manhattan is 293 miles. The road distance is 339.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Manhattan without a car is to bus and train which takes 5h 41m and costs $55 - $230.

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It takes approximately 5h 41m to get from Richmond to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Richmond to Manhattan bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, depart from Richmond station.

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Richmond to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Manhattan is to train which takes 6h 15m and costs $85 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $45 and takes 6h 20m, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $360 and takes 3h 49m.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 292.9 miles
  • Duration: 5h 41m

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Richmond to Manhattan via Washington Union Station, New York Penn Station, and 34 St - Penn Station in around 6h 15m. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Richmond to Midtown NYC every 4 hours. Tickets cost $17 - $24 and the journey takes 6h 20m. OurBus also services this route twice a week.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Flights from Richmond to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $140
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $130
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $330
Flights from Richmond to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Richmond to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$50 - $310
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Flights from Reagan Washington to New York La Guardia via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Richmond to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $340
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 Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
3h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
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 Washington Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
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 Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $7
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 Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $20
Flexible
$30 - $45
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Richmond to Midtown NYC
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $24
Schedules at
flixbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Richmond, VA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
7h 50m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
ourbus.com

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The quickest flight from Richmond Airport to Newark Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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Richmond to Manhattan bus services, operated by Flixbus USA, arrive at Midtown NYC station.

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Richmond to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Manhattan is 339 miles. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Richmond to Manhattan.

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United Airlines offers flights from Richmond Airport to Newark Airport.

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Book your Richmond to Manhattan bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 1968+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 53 min and costs $2.

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