Sunrise over green mountains

Take the Train to Virginia

Richmond – Explore Virginia’s Capital

Also known as the River City, Richmond, Virginia is the perfect spot to spend time outdoors. Whether you want to raft on the James River or bike the Virginia Capital Trail, there’s an opportunity for every nature-lover to have fun. If you need to fuel up after your excursion, check out one of the many restaurants in the area — we promise you won’t be able to try them all. Once it’s time to take a break from your outdoor adventures, stop by a museum like the VMFA, where the permanent collection includes over 33,000 works of art.

Getting There

Take the train to the Richmond - Main Street Station (RVM) if you want to be in the heart of the city, or to the Richmond - Staples Mill Road Station (RVR), where you’re just a cab ride away.

Bring Your Bike

Ride the rails, then ride your bicycle once you reach your scenic Virginia destination. Amtrak offers a number of services to transport your bike onboard (options vary based on your train, route and stations).

Between May and October 2018, cyclists take advantage of the scenic Virginia Capital Trail without committing to a 100-mile round-trip. You can participate in a pilot program to board your bicycle and take the train in one direction between the Richmond - Main Street Station (RVM) and the Williamsburg Station (WBG). Just make an advance reservation online, book a one-way ticket, and pay the $20 fee​ per bicycle​.

Each train can accommodate 12 bicycles, so make sure you see the bicycle add-on option that appears during the booking process to see if space is available. These trains are participating in the pilot program:

  • Saturday - Sunday: Train 65 departs Main Street Station at 9:34 am and arrives in Williamsburg at 10:38 am.
  • Monday - Friday: Train 67 departs Main Street Station at 10:10 am and arrives in Williamsburg at 11:14 am.
  • Daily: Train 66 departs Williamsburg at 5:41 pm and arrives at Richmond Main Street Station at 6:30 pm.