There are 8 ways to get from Alexandria to Capitol Hill by train, subway, bus, taxi, car, towncar, foot or bike

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Train  •  25 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Union Station Fredericksburg Line / ...

$6 - $35

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Bus  •  49 min

  1. Take the bus from Dc Village Ln & Dc Village Bus Garage to Anacostia Station & Bus Bay G A4 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Anacostia Station Bus Bay F to 8th Street and E Capitol NE Ch-Us / ...

$3 - $9

6 alternative options

Subway  •  33 min

  1. Take the subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to CAPITOL SOUTH station Blue

$3 - $5

Taxi  •  10 min

  1. Take a taxi from Alexandria to Capitol Hill 8.2 miles

$29 - $35

Drive  •  10 min

  1. Drive from Alexandria to Capitol Hill 8.2 miles

$1 - $2

Uber  •  10 min

  1. Take an Uber from Alexandria to Capitol Hill 8.2 miles

$13 - $19

Walk  •  2 h 49 min

  1. Walk from Alexandria to Capitol Hill 8.8 miles

Bikeshare  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Cycle from King St & Patrick St to 4Th & East Capitol St Ne 9.4 miles

$7

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The cheapest way to get from Alexandria to Capitol Hill is to drive which costs $1 - $2 and takes 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alexandria to Capitol Hill is to taxi which costs $29 - $35 and takes 10 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Alexandria to Capitol Hill. However, there are services departing from Dc Village Ln & Dc Village Bus Garage and arriving at 8th Street and E Capitol NE via Anacostia Station Bus Bay F. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alexandria and arriving at Union Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 25 min.

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The distance between Alexandria and Capitol Hill is 6 miles. The road distance is 8.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Capitol Hill without a car is to train which takes 25 min and costs $6 - $35.

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The train from Alexandria to Union Station takes 25 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Alexandria to Capitol Hill bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, depart from Dc Village Ln & Dc Village Bus Garage station.

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Alexandria to Capitol Hill train services, operated by Virginia Railway Express, depart from Alexandria station.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Capitol Hill is to train which takes 25 min and costs $6 - $35. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $3 - $10 and takes 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Alexandria to Capitol Hill.
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  • Distance: 6.4 miles
  • Duration: 25 min

What companies run services between Alexandria, VA, USA and Capitol Hill, DC, USA?

Virginia Railway Express operates a train from Alexandria to Capitol Hill every 2 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 25 min. Amtrak also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alexandria to Capitol Hill via Anacostia Station & Bus Bay G and Anacostia Station Bus Bay F in around 49 min.

Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $29
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Room
$120 - $170
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to CAPITOL SOUTH station
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dc Village Ln & Dc Village Bus Garage to Anacostia Station & Bus Bay G
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from Anacostia Sta & Bus Bay E to 8Th St & Massachusetts Ave
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
DC Circulator
Website
dccirculator.com
Bus from Anacostia Station Bus Bay F to 8th Street and E Capitol NE
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
dccirculator.com
Other operators
Uber Washington D.C.
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Alexandria to Capitol Hill
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Signup at
uber.com
Pool
$13 - $19
UberX
$14 - $19
WAV
$14 - $19
UberX Car Seat
$23 - $30
UberXL
$24 - $35
Black
$35 - $50
Black Car Seat
$45 - $60
Black SUV Car Seat
$55 - $70
Black SUV
$45 - $60
Capital BikeShare
Phone
1-877-430-2453
Website
capitalbikeshare.com
Bike from King St & Patrick St to 4Th & East Capitol St Ne
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$7
More information at
capitalbikeshare.com
Bikeshare
$7
Taxi from Alexandria to Capitol Hill
Ave. Duration
10 min
Estimated price
$29 - $35
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com

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Alexandria to Capitol Hill bus services, operated by DC Circulator, arrive at 8th Street and E Capitol NE station.

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Alexandria to Capitol Hill train services, operated by Virginia Railway Express, arrive at Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alexandria to Capitol Hill is 8 miles. It takes approximately 10 min to drive from Alexandria to Capitol Hill.

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