Take the Train to Virginia's Blue Ridge!
Virginia Anytime Fare - 15% Discount!
Virginia residents in NOVA and the Washington, D.C., area can take advantage of the Virginia Anytime Fare and get 15% off their next trip to Virginia's Blue Ridge!
The following is a schedule* for daily departures and arrivals of the train in Downtown Roanoke:
Departures: Monday-Friday: 6:32 a.m. & 4:30 p.m.
Arrivals: Monday-Friday: 1:00 p.m. & 10:06 p.m.
Boarding for the train is 30 minutes prior to departure.
*Schedules are subject to change. Always remember to check Amtrak.com for the most up-to-date information.
The Amtrak Northeast Regional serves the city of Roanoke, Va. (RNK). Tickets are now available to purchase for travel to and from the city in the Roanoke Valley nestled in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains.
The train will stop in downtown Roanoke at a newly-constructed passenger platform with a canopy located at 55 Norfolk Ave., SW. Public parking facilities are available adjacent to the Roanoke station stop.
The Northeast Regional will extend from Lynchburg and provide a same-seat trip to and from Roanoke. The train will stop in Lynchburg, Charlottesville, Culpepper, Manassas, Burke Centre, Alexandria, Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and other cities along the Northeast Corridor.
Customers will experience a comfortable and enjoyable way to travel on a national network serving more 500 destinations, and benefits such as no middle seat, and the ability to move about the train.
The Northeast Regional features Coach and Business Class offering outlets for mobile devices, and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Café Car offers sandwiches, salads, snacks and hot and cold beverages, including a variety of wine, beer and soda.
Amtrak has the friendliest baggage allowance in the travel industry. Customers can bring two bags and two carry-ons, collectively weighing up to 150 pounds, for free. Amtrak welcomes cats and dogs weighing 20 pounds or less for only $25. Make sure to bring the appropriate carrier. Some restrictions apply.
Ticketing and reservations can be done on Amtrak.com, Amtrak mobile apps, or by calling 800-USA-Rail. Boarding documents can be self-printed, or customers using a smartphone or mobile device can present the eTicket to the conductor by opening a document in their email.
Amtrak, the Virginia Department of Rail and Public Transportation, and the city of Roanoke partnered to bring intercity passenger rail service back to the city for the first time in four decades.