You’ll Absolutely Love A Ride On Virginia’s Majestic Mountain Train This Summer

For a memorable summer getaway, head to the town of Charlottesville. It’s there you can hop aboard the Cardinal for a scenic ride through the mountains as the train heads west. The ride can take you all the way to West Virginia and beyond. Whether you’re riding for a few quick stops or taking a lengthy trip, you’re sure to remember this smooth ride through the Blue Ridge and Allegheny Mountains.

Here’s what’s in store:

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The route from Charlottesville to White Sulphur Springs will take approximately 3 1/2 hours, depending on the train’s schedule. For ticketing information, visit To learn more about the Amtrak-Cardinal route as it extends beyond Virginia, click here.