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Train  •  9h 6m

  1. Take the train from Charlottesville to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Newark
  3. Take the train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Otisville

$174 - $445

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Bus  •  13h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Amtrak Charlottesville, Va to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  3. Take the bus from Ridgewood, NJ - to Monticello, NY

$68 - $136

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Train, bus  •  9h 40m

  1. Take the train from Charlottesville to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  3. Take the bus from Ridgewood, NJ - to Monticello, NY

$93 - $338

Bus via BRSC at Arlington Blvd Northbound  •  13h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville, VA to Washington, DC - Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Washington Union to 36th St & 11th Ave
  3. Take the bus from Ridgewood, NJ - to Monticello, NY

$77 - $124

Drive  •  7h 44m

  1. Drive from Charlottesville to Monticello 437.3 miles

$40 - $65

Fly from Charlottesville, bus  •  6h 4m

  1. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to New York La Guardia (LGA) CHO - LGA
  2. Take the bus from Ridgewood, NJ - to Monticello, NY

$178 - $491

Bus to Washington Dulles, fly, bus  •  9h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville, VA to Washington Dulles Airport
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to New York La Guardia (LGA) IAD - LGA
  3. Take the bus from Ridgewood, NJ - to Monticello, NY

$152 - $393

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The cost-effective way to get from Charlottesville to Monticello is to drive, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Charlottesville to Monticello is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $500 and takes 6h 4m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlottesville station to Monticello. However, there are services departing from Downtown Transit Station and arriving at Monticello, NY via Amtrak Charlottesville, Va, Union Station, Washington, DC, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Ridgewood, NJ -. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13h 4m.

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The distance between Charlottesville and Monticello is 323 miles. The road distance is 437.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Monticello without a car is to train which takes 9h 6m and costs $170 - $450.

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It takes approximately 9h 6m to get from Charlottesville to Monticello, including transfers.

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Charlottesville to Monticello bus services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Amtrak Charlottesville, Va station.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Monticello is to train which takes 9h 6m and costs $170 - $450. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $140 and takes 13h 4m.

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The quickest flight from Charlottesville Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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Charlottesville to Monticello bus services, operated by Shortline Bus, arrive at Monticello, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Charlottesville to Monticello.
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  • Distance: 323 miles
  • Duration: 9h 6m

What companies run services between Charlottesville, VA, USA and Monticello, NY, USA?

You can take a train from Charlottesville to Monticello via Washington Union Station, Newark, Newark Penn Station, Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level, and Otisville in around 9h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlottesville to Monticello via West Main Street at 8th Street NW, Amtrak Charlottesville, Va, Washington Union Station, Union Station, Washington, DC, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY, New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and Ridgewood, NJ - in around 13h 4m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Washington Dulles to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlottesville to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $260
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Train from Washington Union Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$95 - $180
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
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 Washington Union Station to Newark
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$180 - $320
Train from Washington Union Station to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
2h 49m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $200
First Class
$190 - $330
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Frank R Lautenberg Secaucus Lower Level to Otisville
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $20
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Road Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$8 - $10
Adult
$17 - $20
Bus operators
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from Ridgewood, NJ - to Monticello, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
web.coachusa.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Amtrak Charlottesville, Va to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlottesville, VA to Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$10 - $30
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Charlottesville, VA to Washington Dulles Airport
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $24
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Union Station, Washington, DC to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 Washington to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$29 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $75
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Charlottesville, VA to Washington, DC - Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington Union to 36th St & 11th Ave
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
boltbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlottesville to Monticello is 437 miles. It takes approximately 7h 44m to drive from Charlottesville to Monticello.

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American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Charlottesville Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Monticello. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Charlottesville Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $30 - $45.

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