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There are 8 ways to get from Asheville to Washington by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Asheville to Reagan Washington  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Asheville (AVL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) AVL - DCA

$123 - $655

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Bus  •  11 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville, Nc to Durham, Nc 4840
  2. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington

$52 - $104

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Bus to Greenville/Spartanburg, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville to Greenville
  2. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Reagan Washington (DCA) GSP - DCA

$175 - $376

Fly Asheville to Baltimore, train  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Asheville (AVL) to Baltimore (BWI) AVL - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$141 - $616

Drive to Knoxville, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Drive from Asheville to Knoxville
  2. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) TYS - DCA

$165 - $622

Bus to Greenville/Spartanburg, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville to Greenville
  2. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Washington Dulles (IAD) GSP - IAD

$181 - $530

Bus, train  •  11 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Asheville, Nc to Greensboro, Nc 4840
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station Crescent / ...

$73 - $183

Drive  •  7 h 56 min

  1. Drive from Asheville to Washington 461.6 miles

$45 - $70

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The cheapest way to get from Asheville to Washington is to drive which costs $45 - $70 and takes 7 h 56 min.

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The quickest way to get from Asheville to Washington is to fly and train which costs $140 - $650 and takes 4 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Asheville to Washington. However, there are services departing from Asheville, Nc and arriving at Washington via Durham, NC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 45 min.

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The distance between Asheville and Washington is 381 miles. The road distance is 461.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Washington without a car is to bus and train which takes 11 h 19 min and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 5 h 19 min to get from Asheville to Washington, including transfers.

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Asheville to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Asheville, Nc station.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Washington is to fly which takes 5 h 19 min and costs $120 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $110 and takes 11 h 45 min.

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There is no direct flight from Asheville Airport to Reagan Washington Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 26 min and has one stopover.

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Asheville to Washington bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington station.

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Map of how to get from Asheville to Washington.
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  • Distance: 381.4 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 19 min

What companies run services between Asheville, NC, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Asheville to Washington hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Asheville to Washington via Durham, Nc and Durham, NC in around 11 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Asheville to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Asheville to Reagan Washington via Charlotte, Columbia
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Flights from Asheville to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $950
Flights from Knoxville to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Knoxville to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Asheville to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $800
Flights from Knoxville to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Asheville to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Asheville to Reagan Washington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
5 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Washington Dulles via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,100
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Asheville to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $300
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Greensboro Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 9 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $330
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 Asheville, Nc to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Bus from Asheville, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Asheville to Washington is 462 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 56 min to drive from Asheville to Washington.

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United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Asheville Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 831+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Asheville to Asheville Airport is to bus which takes 31 min and costs $1.

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