There are 7 ways to get from Knoxville to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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

Fly to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to Reagan Washington (DCA) TYS - DCA

$209 - $671

Cheapest option

Megabus  •  9 h 5 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Knoxville to Washington

$45 - $60

5 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to Washington Dulles (IAD) TYS - IAD

$275 - $675

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Knoxville (TYS) to Baltimore (BWI) TYS - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$262 - $972

Megabus, bus, train  •  11 h 29 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Knoxville to Christiansburg
  2. Take the bus from Exit 118 Park and Ride to Campbell Court
  3. Take the train from Roanoke Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$104 - $237

Bus  •  13 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Knoxville, Tn to Charlottesville, Va 1508 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Springfield 3924 / ...

$62 - $150

Drive  •  8 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Knoxville to Washington 490.4 miles

$45 - $70

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Knoxville to Washington is to Megabus which costs $45 - $60 and takes 9 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Knoxville to Washington is to fly which costs $200 - $700 and takes 2 h 20 min.

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The distance between Knoxville and Washington is 431 miles. The road distance is 490.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Knoxville to Washington, including transfers.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Knoxville and arriving at Washington. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 5 min.

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What companies run services between Knoxville, TN, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Knoxville to Washington every 2 hours. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Knoxville to Washington twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $60 and the journey takes 9 h 5 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Knoxville to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Knoxville to Reagan Washington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Knoxville to Washington Dulles via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Knoxville to Baltimore via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Knoxville to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Knoxville to Reagan Washington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Knoxville to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Knoxville to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Roanoke Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 1 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $140
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Knoxville to Washington
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $60
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from Knoxville to Christiansburg
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Valley Metro Roanoke
Phone
+1 540-982-0305
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Exit 118 Park and Ride to Campbell Court
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.com
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 Knoxville, Tn to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
9 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$40 - $110
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $70
Flexible
$80 - $110
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40

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