There are 6 ways to get from Fairfax to Richmond by bus, train, 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

Bus  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...

$21 - $47

Cheapest option

Line 402 bus, bus  •  4 h 29 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 Richmond, Va 3587 / ...

$21 - $46

4 alternative options

Train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Northeast Regional

$74 - $196

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Fairfax to Richmond 99.1 miles

$9 - $14

Subway, fly to Richmond  •  4 h 26 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 Richmond (RIC) IAD - RIC

$170 - $392

Subway, fly to Charlottesville, bus  •  4 h 30 min

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

$272 - $529

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Fairfax to Richmond is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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The quickest way to get from Fairfax to Richmond is to drive which takes 1 h 44 min and costs $9 - $14.

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The distance between Fairfax and Richmond is 144 km. The road distance is 159 km.

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Fairfax to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Fairfax Blvd & Chain Bridge Rd and arriving at Richmond, Va via Dunn Loring Metro and Springfield. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 29 min.

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Fairfax to Richmond hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Fairfax to Richmond 3 times a day. Tickets cost $70 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 27 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 27 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Springfield to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
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
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

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