Traveling By Train From Virginia Beach Reviews
Feb 09, 2008
We wanted to try taking a train back to CT. since we were all moved in VA. we did not want to rent a car. we wanted to relax on the trip back. we had unfinished business.
we bought 2 coach tickets one way from VA beach to New London, CT for $70 each. the trip starts at 2:15pm - 5:30am (next day)= 15hr, as opposed to a 10hr drive with stops.
you have an option to upgrade to business class:
* Standard AC electrical outlets for every pair of seats
* A complimentary non-alcoholic beverage served in the Cafe Car (Available on many short-to medium-distance trips. Not available on Acela Express.)
* Conference tables
* Complimentary newspaper (on some trips)
* Comfortable headrests and footrests
* Fold-down tray tables
* Overhead reading lights
* Overhead luggage racks
we were lucky the train was not full. we were both able to take up 4 seats to stretch out to sleep. there was also a dining car. however, we packed our own dinner and drinks.
this was a fun experience. i would not want to take a train to CT again. it felt like i was flying to europe. i would use amtrak to go to DC, philly, and NYC next time.
- VA beach & Norfolk are NOT train stations. it's an amtrak bus station to take you to the Newport News train station. i would just drive to newport news or williamsburg train station.
- this is a convenient way to go to DC. DC has excellent transportation. you don't need a car.
- i would bring a laptop to watch movies. there are plugs near the seats.
- just like buying plane tickets. buy train tickets as early as possible. there are also options to get discounts.
***38 STOPS, 644 MILES, AND 17 HRS TRAVEL TIME***
Virginia Beach, VA (BUS STATION)
Norfolk, VA (BUS STATION)
Newport News, VA
Main St. Station
Staples Mill Rd.
Washington, DC (1 1/2 LAYOVER)
New Carrollton, MD
BWI Airport, MD
Newark Int'l Apt NJ
New York, NY
New Rochelle, NY
New Haven, CT
Old Saybrook, CT
New London, CT
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