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There are 5 ways to get from Alexandria to Richmond by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$70 - $190

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield to Richmond, Va 3587 / ...

$18 - $38

3 alternative options

Bus Eastern Bus  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA Washington DC-Richmond

$18 - $19

Drive  •  1 h 45 min

  1. Drive from Alexandria to Richmond 102.3 miles

$10 - $15

Subway, fly  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC) IAD - RIC

$173 - $393

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The cheapest way to get from Alexandria to Richmond is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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The quickest way to get from Alexandria to Richmond is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Alexandria Amtrak Station station and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 25 min.

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The distance between Alexandria and Richmond is 90 miles. The road distance is 102.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Richmond without a car is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs $70 - $190.

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The train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station takes 2 h 25 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Alexandria to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Alexandria Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Richmond is to train which takes 2 h 25 min and costs $70 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $40 and takes 3 h 17 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Richmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Alexandria to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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Map of how to get from Alexandria to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 89.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 25 min

What companies run services between Alexandria, VA, USA and Richmond, VA, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Alexandria to Richmond twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Alexandria to Richmond twice daily. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Springfield to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
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easternbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Alexandria to Richmond is 102 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 45 min to drive from Alexandria to Richmond.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Richmond Airport.

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There are 142+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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