There are 7 ways to get from Fairfax to Charlottesville by train, bus, car, subway 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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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the train from Burke Centre Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak Northeast Regional

$72 - $194

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Line 402 bus, bus  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the line 402 bus from Dunn Loring Metro to Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E 402
  2. Take the bus from Springfield to Charlottesville, Va 3925 / ...

$22 - $51

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Train Amtrak  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak Crescent / ...

$34 - $76

Drive  •  2 h 3 min

  1. Drive from Fairfax to Charlottesville 100.6 miles

$9 - $15

Subway, fly to Charlottesville  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the subway from VIENNA station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  2. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlottesville (CHO) IAD - CHO

$259 - $500

Subway, fly to Staunton, drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the subway from VIENNA station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  2. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Staunton (SHD) IAD - SHD
  4. Drive from Staunton to Charlottesville

$134 - $668

Subway, fly to Richmond, bus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC) IAD - RIC
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va

$212 - $459

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fairfax to Charlottesville. However, there are services departing from Fairfax Blvd & Chain Bridge Rd and arriving at Charlottesville, Va via Dunn Loring Metro and Springfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 7 min.

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The distance between Fairfax and Charlottesville is 85 miles. The road distance is 100.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Fairfax to Charlottesville without a car is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Fairfax to Charlottesville, including transfers.

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Fairfax to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Fairfax Connector, depart from Dunn Loring Metro station.

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The best way to get from Fairfax to Charlottesville is to train which takes 3 h 6 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 402 bus and bus, which costs and takes 5 h 7 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Fairfax to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlottesville, Va station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fairfax to Charlottesville is 101 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 3 min to drive from Fairfax to Charlottesville.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville Airport.

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Map of how to get from Fairfax to Charlottesville.
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  • Distance: 85.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Fairfax, VA, USA and Charlottesville, VA, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Fairfax to Charlottesville once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $190 and the journey takes 1 h 53 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fairfax to Charlottesville via Dunn Loring Station & Bus Bay E, Dunn Loring Metro, Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E, and Springfield in around 5 h 7 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Staunton
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Burke Centre Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from VIENNA station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Fairfax Connector
Phone
703-339-7200
Email
fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website
fairfaxconnector.com
Bus from Dunn Loring Metro to Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov
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 Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29

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