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There are 5 ways to get from Fairfax to Richmond by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  4 h 12 min

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

$74 - $196

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Bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from University Dr & Sager Ave to King Street Sta + Bus Bay B 29K
  2. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA Washington DC-Richmond

$19 - $23

3 alternative options

Line 402 bus, bus  •  4 h 49 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

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Fairfax to Richmond 99.1 miles

$9 - $14

Subway, fly  •  3 h 38 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

$171 - $392

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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 costs $9 - $14 and takes 1 h 44 min.

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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 49 min.

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The distance between Fairfax and Richmond is 90 miles. The road distance is 99.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Fairfax to Richmond without a car is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $70 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 12 min to get from Fairfax to Richmond, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Fairfax to Richmond is to train which takes 4 h 12 min and costs $70 - $200. Alternatively, you can line 402 bus and bus, which costs $21 - $50 and takes 4 h 49 min.

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

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

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Map of how to get from Fairfax to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 90.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 12 min

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Fairfax to Richmond twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Fairfax to Richmond via Dunn Loring Metro, Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E, and Springfield in around 4 h 49 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
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
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.

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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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from University Dr & Sager Ave to King Street Sta + Bus Bay B
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Book at
easternbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Fairfax to Richmond is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Fairfax to Richmond.

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

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There are 143+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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