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There are 6 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Quantico Fredericksburg Line / ...

$15 - $71

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3h 21m

  1. Take the bus from Pentagon Metro to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures D-300 / ...
  2. Take the bus from OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures to The Lofts at Little Creek Arrivals DumfLoc

$6 - $14

4 alternative options

Bus via Franconia Springfield Metro Departures  •  3h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Franconia Springfield Metro Departures to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures Pwme
  2. Take the bus from OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures to The Lofts at Little Creek Arrivals DumfLoc

$6 - $13

Taxi  •  41 min

  1. Take a taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights 34.9 miles

$110 - $140

Drive  •  41 min

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights 34.9 miles

$3 - $5

Towncar  •  41 min

  1. Take a town car from Reagan Washington Airport to Cardinal Heights 34.9 miles

$130 - $190

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights by subway and bus

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Cardinal Heights is around 3h 12m and covers a distance of around 36 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 1m. Operated by Metro Washington DC and Omniride, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in The Lofts at Little Creek Arrivals. Typically 103 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 12m
Fastest journey time:
2h 1m
Journey distance:
36 miles
Services per week:
103
Cheapest price:
$6
Carbon emissions:
5 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:13
Last service departs at:
23:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights subway and bus schedules

Subway services typically run at the following times each day These schedules are estimated

Departing Monday

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) → Cardinal Heights
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Cardinal Heights is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Cardinal Heights is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Cardinal Heights is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 28 Jul 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 41 min.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights is to taxi. Taking this option will cost $110 - $140 and takes 41 min.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Cardinal Heights is 26 miles. The road distance is 34.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights without a car is to train which takes 1h 54m and costs $15 - $75.

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It takes approximately 1h 54m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights is to train which takes 1h 54m and costs $15 - $75. Alternatively, you can bus via Franconia Springfield Metro Departures, which costs $6 - $14 and takes 3h 4m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights is 35 miles. It takes approximately 41 min to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights.

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There are 41+ hotels available in Cardinal Heights. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights.
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  • Distance: 26.4 miles
  • Duration: 1h 54m

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

Virginia Railway Express operates a train from Alexandria to Quantico every 4 hours. Tickets cost $6 - $9 and the journey takes 44 min. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights via Franconia Springfield Metro, Franconia Springfield Metro Departures, and OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures in around 3h 4m.

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria to Quantico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Amtrak

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria to Quantico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
Bus operators
Omniride
Phone
+1 703-730-6664
Website
omniride.com
Bus from Franconia Springfield Metro Departures to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
omniride.com
Bus from OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures to The Lofts at Little Creek Arrivals
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
omniride.com
Bus from Pentagon Metro to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $8
Schedules at
omniride.com
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from Reagan Washington Airport to Cardinal Heights
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Private
$130 - $190
Taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Cardinal Heights
Ave. Duration
41 min
Estimated price
$110 - $140
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov

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