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

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Recommended option

Train, taxi

  1. Take the train from Alexandria to Manassas
  2. Take a taxi from Manassas to Gainesville

Cheapest option

Bus

  1. Take the bus from S Bell St & 18Th St to Ballston Station & Bus Bay E
  2. Take the bus from N Fairfax Dr @ N Taylor St to Heathcote Blvd @ Trek Way

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Bus via ROSSLYN station

  1. Take the bus from N Fairfax Dr @ N Taylor St to Heathcote Blvd @ Trek Way

Taxi

  1. Take a taxi from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville

Drive

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville

Towncar

  1. Take a town car from Reagan Washington Airport to Gainesville

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville by subway and bus

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Gainesville is around 1h 38m and covers a distance of around 41 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 16 min. The fastest journey normally takes 1h 37m. Operated by Metro Washington DC and Omniride, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Heathcote Blvd @ Trek Way. Typically 10 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
1h 22m
Layover time:
16 min
Total time:
1h 38m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
1h 37m
Journey distance:
41 miles
Services per week:
10
Cheapest price:
$6
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
15:13
Last service departs at:
16:57

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville subway 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) → Gainesville
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • 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 Gainesville is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Gainesville 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: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville is to drive which costs $3 - $6 and takes 46 min.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville is to taxi which takes 46 min and costs $120 - $150.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Gainesville is 31 miles. The road distance is 37.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville without a car is to train and taxi which takes 2h 7m and costs $30 - $110.

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It takes approximately 2h 7m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville is 37 miles. It takes approximately 46 min to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Gainesville.
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  • Distance: 31.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 7m

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

Omniride operates a bus from N Fairfax Dr @ N Taylor St to Heathcote Blvd @ Trek Way once daily. Tickets cost $4 - $11 and the journey takes 1h 2m.

Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria to Manassas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
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 Manassas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $35
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
Bus operators
Omniride
Phone
+1 703-730-6664
Website
omniride.com
Bus from N Fairfax Dr @ N Taylor St to Heathcote Blvd @ Trek Way
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$4 - $11
Schedules at
omniride.com
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from S Bell St & 18Th St to Ballston Station & Bus Bay E
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1
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 Gainesville
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$130 - $190
Private
$130 - $190
Taxi from Manassas to Gainesville
Ave. Duration
14 min
Estimated price
$26 - $32
Yellow Cab
Phone
+1-866-302-9898

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