Traveling By Train From Virginia Beach

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Traveling By Train From Virginia Beach - richmond, VA
Traveling By Train From Virginia Beach - richmond, VA
Traveling By Train From Virginia Beach - richmond, VA

Traveling By Train From Virginia Beach Reviews

mellemel8 mellemel8
275 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.

***TIPS***

- 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***

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