There are 7 ways to get from Alexandria to Virginia Beach by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Norfolk Amtrak Northeast Regional

$87 - $203

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA

$25 - $50

5 alternative options

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  6 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield to Richmond, Va 3587 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va 3019 / ...

$35 - $75

Drive  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Drive from Alexandria to Virginia Beach 205.1 miles

$20 - $29

Fly from Reagan Washington, line 960 bus  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  2. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$132 - $276

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly, line 960 bus  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Norfolk (ORF) IAD - ORF
  3. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$141 - $315

Subway, train to Baltimore, fly, line 960 bus  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF
  4. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$209 - $454

Questions & Answers

The distance between Alexandria and Virginia Beach is 148 miles. The road distance is 205.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Virginia Beach without a car is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 5 h 27 min to get from Alexandria to Virginia Beach, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Virginia Beach is to train which takes 5 h 27 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 6 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Alexandria to Virginia Beach is 205 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 29 min to drive from Alexandria to Virginia Beach.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 536+ hotels available in Virginia Beach. Prices start at $60 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Alexandria to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 5 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Alexandria to Virginia Beach.
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  • Distance: 147.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 27 min

What companies run services between Alexandria, VA, USA and Virginia Beach, VA, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Alexandria to Virginia Beach once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 4 h 24 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Alexandria to Virginia Beach via Franconia Springfield Metro, Springfield, Richmond, Va, Norfolk, Va, and Wood & Church in around 6 h 24 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Norfolk Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
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
Subway from Braddock Rd Metrorail Station to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
megabus.com
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Website
gohrt.com
Bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.com

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