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Train  •  6h 6m

  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 Moynihan Train Hall Acela / ...

$83 - $220

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Bus via 86 St  •  6h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to New York "Greyhound"

$42 - $56

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Bus  •  6h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to New York City 2605

Drive  •  5h 53m

  1. Drive from Richmond to Manhattan 338.3 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Richmond to New York La Guardia  •  3h 51m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to New York La Guardia (LGA) RIC - LGA

$102 - $352

Fly Richmond to Newark, train  •  4h 1m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Newark (EWR) RIC - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station

$114 - $206

Fly Richmond to New York JFK, subway  •  4h 2m

  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

$142 - $392

Bus to Charlottesville, fly to New York La Guardia  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to New York La Guardia (LGA) CHO - LGA

Bus to Norfolk, fly to New York La Guardia  •  5h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, VA to Norfolk, VA
  2. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to New York La Guardia (LGA) ORF - LGA

$149 - $369

Fly Richmond to Philadelphia, train  •  5h 23m

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Philadelphia (PHL) RIC - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall

$146 - $394

Richmond to Manhattan by train

The train journey time between Richmond and Manhattan is around 7h 18m and covers a distance of around 343 miles. The fastest train normally takes 6h 11m. Operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional and Amtrak, the Richmond to Manhattan train service departs from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station and arrives in New York Moynihan Train Hall. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 18m
Fastest train time:
6h 11m
Train distance:
343 miles
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
$83
Carbon emissions:
28 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
06:35
Last train departs at:
18:00

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Richmond to Manhattan train schedules

Richmond → Manhattan
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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Manhattan is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 53m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Manhattan is to fly which costs $100 - $360 and takes 3h 51m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond and arriving at New York City. Services depart four times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 45m.

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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 New York Moynihan Train Hall via Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 6m.

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The distance between Richmond and Manhattan is 293 miles. The road distance is 338.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 6h 6m and costs $80 - $220.

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It takes approximately 6h 6m to get from Richmond to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Richmond to Manhattan bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, 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 6m and costs $80 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6h 45m, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $360 and takes 3h 51m.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 292.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 6m

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 in around 6h 6m. Alternatively, FlixBus-us operates a bus from Richmond to New York City 4 times a day, and the journey takes 6h 45m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Flights from Richmond to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $550
Flights from Norfolk to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Norfolk to New York La Guardia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $420
Flights from Richmond to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $470
Flights from Richmond to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Richmond to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $330
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $700
Flights from Norfolk to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Richmond to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $330
Flights from Richmond to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$26 - $330
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$30 - $360
Flights from Norfolk to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$28 - $340
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Norfolk to New York La Guardia via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $340
Train operators
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 Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
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 Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Airport Railroad Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $17
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 Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Richmond to New York City
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
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 to New York
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$65 - $95
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
Bus from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Richmond, VA to Norfolk, VA
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com

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The quickest flight from Richmond Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 19m.

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Richmond to Manhattan bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at New York City station.

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Richmond to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Manhattan is 338 miles. It takes approximately 5h 53m to drive from Richmond to Manhattan.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Richmond Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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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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