Amtrak Virginia is a program developed by the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation (DRPT) and Amtrak to provide more rail travel choices in Virginia. Starting December 12, Hampton Roads residents can experience the return of reliable train service to the region for the first time in 35 years, providing a same-seat trip from Norfolk, to Washington, D.C., Baltimore, New York City and as far north as Boston. The Norfolk station is located at 130 Park Avenue.
“By providing the citizens of Virginia an alternative way to get to and from Southside Hampton Roads, it takes cars off the highway, helping ease congestion on already highly-traveled roads,” said Governor Bob McDonnell.
Demand for tickets on the new Amtrak Virginia from Norfolk has led the Virginia DRPT to add an additional four cars with 280 more seats for the first day of service. “The remarkable demand to ride this service proves Hampton Roads is ready to park congestion and ride the train through Virginia and into the Northeast,” said Thelma Drake, Director of the Virginia DRPT.
Passengers may book travel via www.Amtrakvirginia.com, the mobile app, or by calling 1-800-USA-Rail for any station along the route between Norfolk and Boston using the train number. For a complete list of train numbers and routes, please visit the Amtrak Virginia website. One-way ticket prices for the new service will start at the following prices from Norfolk: Washington, DC $38, Philadelphia $51, New York $63, and Boston $73.