There are 6 ways to get from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach by bus, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus via Norfolk, Va  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Richmond, Va 1508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va 3019 / ...

$30 - $66

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Bus, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville Amtrak to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak Amtrak Thruway Connecting Service
  2. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Norfolk Amtrak Northeast Regional

$79 - $192

Bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Richmond, Va 1508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Virginia Beach, Va 3561

$30 - $69

Drive  •  3 h

  1. Drive from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach 177.8 miles

$17 - $26

Fly from Charlottesville  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Norfolk (ORF) CHO - ORF

$235 - $1,015

Fly from Washington Dulles, line 960 bus  •  5 h 6 min

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

$138 - $295

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The cheapest way to get from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h.

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The quickest way to get from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach. However, there are services departing from Charlottesville, Va and arriving at Parks & 20Th via Richmond, Va and Wood & Church. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Charlottesville and Virginia Beach is 160 miles. The road distance is 177.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach without a car is to bus which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to get from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach, including transfers.

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Charlottesville to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlottesville, Va station.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach is to bus which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $30 - $70. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $230 - $1,100 and takes 4 h 13 min.

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There is no direct flight from Charlottesville Airport to Norfolk Airport. The quickest flight takes 3 h 2 min and has one stopover.

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Charlottesville to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Norfolk, Va station.

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Map of how to get from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach.
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  • Distance: 160.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach via Richmond, Va, Norfolk, Va, and Wood & Church in around 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, United Airlines, American Airlines and Delta fly from Charlottesville to Virginia Beach hourly.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Norfolk via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $950
Flights from Charlottesville to Norfolk via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Charlottesville to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Charlottesville to Norfolk via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Charlottesville to Norfolk via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 7 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,200
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Norfolk via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,100
Flights from Charlottesville to Norfolk via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $950
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 Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak to Norfolk Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 14 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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 Charlottesville, Va to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Virginia Beach, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Charlottesville Amtrak to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.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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