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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Roanoke by train, bus, car or plane

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Map of how to get from Washington to Roanoke.
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  • Distance: 194.9 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 5 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington to Roanoke once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 5 hours 5 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Roanoke via Exit 118 Park and Ride in around 6 hours 33 minutes.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Roanoke
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg
Avg. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Avg. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Avg. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$80 - $140
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Avg. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
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Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Valley Metro Roanoke
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Exit 118 Park and Ride to Campbell Court
Avg. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
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Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Springfield, VA to Charlottesville, VA
Avg. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Charlottesville, VA to Roanoke, VA
Avg. Duration
2 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
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Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

How far is it from Washington to Roanoke?

The distance between Washington and Roanoke is 312 km. The road distance is 384 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Washington to Roanoke?

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Roanoke is to drive which costs $29 and takes 4 hours 4 minutes.

What is the fastest way to get from Washington to Roanoke?

The quickest way to get from Washington to Roanoke is to drive which takes 4 hours 4 minutes and costs $29.

Is there a direct train between Washington and Roanoke?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak and arriving at Roanoke Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 hours 5 minutes.

Is there a direct bus between Washington and Roanoke?

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Campbell Court via Exit 118 Park and Ride. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 hours 33 minutes.

How long does it take to get from Washington to Roanoke?

The train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak takes 5 hours 5 minutes including transfers and departs once daily.