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There are 7 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol by plane, car, taxi, shuttle, train or bus

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Recommended option

Fly to Tri-Cities Regional  •  5h 58m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) DCA - TRI

$194 - $374

Cheapest option

Bus  •  12h 49m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Lynchburg, VA Washington
  2. Take the bus from Lynchburg to Bristol "Greyhound"

$48 - $88

5 alternative options

Fly to Knoxville, drive  •  3h 43m

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

$148 - $437

Fly to Asheville, taxi, shuttle  •  8h 5m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Asheville (AVL) DCA - AVL
  2. Take a taxi from S3 + N3 Bus Bay to Sams Gap
  3. Take a shuttle bus from Sams Gap to Black Bear Resort

$343 - $499

Train, bus  •  9h 36m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Roanoke Northeast Regional
  2. Take the bus from Roanoke to Bristol "Greyhound"

$83 - $162

Bus via Linton Hall  •  11h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Pentagon Metro to University Commuter Lot 612 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Gainesville, VA - University Boulevard Park & Ride to Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station
  3. Take the bus from Lynchburg to Bristol

$59 - $93

Drive  •  6h 20m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol 379.3 miles

$35 - $55

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol by subway, train and bus

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Bristol is around 22h 54m and covers a distance of around 371 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 22h 50m. Operated by Metro Washington DC, Amtrak Northeast Regional and Greyhound USA, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Bristol. Typically six services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
22h 54m
Fastest journey time:
22h 50m
Journey distance:
371 miles
Services per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$83
Carbon emissions:
48 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
16:37
Last service departs at:
16:55

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol subway, train and bus schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated
Estimated schedules: These schedules are estimated and based on typical services on an average day. Please check times and availability with the operator before travelling.
Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Bristol
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  • Face masks are recommended
  • There is a social distancing requirement of 2 metres
  • Domestic border crossings may be subject to approval, testing and quarantine

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Bristol is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Bristol is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Bristol is 2 metres.

Make yourself known to an official member of staff and/or call the national coronavirus helpline number on 800-232-4636.

Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6h 20m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol is to fly and drive which costs $140 - $440 and takes 3h 43m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Bristol is 323 miles. The road distance is 379.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol without a car is to train and bus which takes 9h 36m and costs $80 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5h 58m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol is to fly which takes 5h 58m and costs $190 - $380. Alternatively, you can bus via Linton Hall, which costs $55 - $95 and takes 11h 56m.

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There is no direct flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Tri-Cities Regional Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 33m and has one stopover.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol is 379 miles. It takes approximately 6h 20m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Tri-Cities Regional Airport.

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There are 25+ hotels available in Bristol. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol.
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  • Distance: 323.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 58m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Bristol, VA, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines fly from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Bristol via PENTAGON station, Pentagon Metro, University Commuter Lot, Gainesville, VA - University Boulevard Park & Ride, Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station, and Lynchburg in around 11h 56m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Tri-Cities Regional via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Tri-Cities Regional via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Tri-Cities Regional via Wilmington, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$320 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Tri-Cities Regional via Greensboro/High Point, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Tri-Cities Regional via Columbia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Tri-Cities Regional via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 38m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Tri-Cities Regional via Greenville/Spartanburg, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$320 - $380
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $420
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $420
Flights from Reagan Washington to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Reagan Washington to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Tri-Cities Regional via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $480
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $440
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$95 - $180
Bus operators
Black Bear Resort
Phone
+1-423-725-5988
Website
blackbearresorttn.com
Shuttle from Sams Gap to Black Bear Resort
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$98
Schedules at
blackbearresorttn.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 Roanoke to Bristol
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Lynchburg to Bristol
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Omniride
Phone
+1 703-730-6664
Website
omniride.com
Bus from Pentagon Metro to University Commuter Lot
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
omniride.com
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Gainesville, VA - University Boulevard Park & Ride to Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
Megabus
Other operators
Taxi from S3 + N3 Bus Bay to Sams Gap
Ave. Duration
30 min
Estimated price
$80 - $100
Asheville Taxi
Phone
+1 828-333-1976
Website
avltaxi.com

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