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There are 6 ways to get from Columbus to Alexandria by plane, subway, bus, train or car

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Fly Columbus to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Columbus (CMH) to Reagan Washington (DCA) CMH - DCA

$80 - $368

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Bus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa 1684
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, PA to Washington DC

$69 - $129

4 alternative options

Fly Columbus to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 40 min

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

$93 - $387

Bus to Dayton, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
  2. Fly from Dayton (DAY) to Reagan Washington (DCA) DAY - DCA

$150 - $713

Bus, train  •  12 h 23 min

  1. Take the bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa 1684
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Rockville Amtrak Capitol Limited

$78 - $193

Drive  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Columbus to Alexandria 404.9 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Columbus to Alexandria is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbus to Alexandria is to fly which costs $80 - $370 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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The distance between Columbus and Alexandria is 330 miles. The road distance is 404.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Alexandria without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 10 min and costs $65 - $130.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Columbus to Alexandria, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Columbus to Alexandria is to fly which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $80 - $370. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $65 - $130 and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Columbus Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbus to Alexandria is 405 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 4 min to drive from Columbus to Alexandria.

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Southwest Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Columbus Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 819+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Columbus to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 329.6 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

What companies run services between Columbus, OH, USA and Alexandria, VA, USA?

Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Columbus to Alexandria every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbus to Alexandria via Pittsburgh, Pa, Pittsburgh, PA, Washington DC, and Washington Union Station in around 12 h 10 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbus to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $380
Flights from Dayton to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $950
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Columbus to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbus to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Dayton to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.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.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Flexi Coach Seat
$85 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Room
$230 - $320
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 Columbus, Oh to Dayton Trotwood, Oh
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $35
Bus from Columbus, Oh to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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The best way to get from Columbus to Columbus Airport is to bus which takes 10 min and costs $3 - $5.

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