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.

Recommended option

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  3 h 3 min

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

$72 - $194

Cheapest option

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

5 alternative options

Train Amtrak  •  3 h 45 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 6 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 54 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 43 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

The cheapest way to get from Fairfax to Charlottesville is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 2 h 3 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fairfax to Charlottesville is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 2 h 3 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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It takes approximately 3 h 3 min to get from Fairfax to Charlottesville, including transfers.

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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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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
53 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
57 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
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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
Twice daily
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
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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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