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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond by bus, train, car or towncar

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Springfield to Richmond

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Train

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

Line 396 bus, bus

  1. Take the line 396 bus from Metro Pentagon Bay L7 to North Backlick P&R
  2. Take the bus from Springfield, VA to Richmond, VA

Drive

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

Towncar

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

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

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Richmond is around 2h 39m and covers a distance of around 107 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 10 min. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 37m. Operated by Metro Washington DC and Greyhound USA, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Richmond. Typically seven services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
2h 29m
Layover time:
10 min
Total time:
2h 39m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
2h 37m
Journey distance:
107 miles
Services per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$18
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:43
Last service departs at:
08:53

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond 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) → Richmond
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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 Richmond is 800-232-4636.

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

The social distance requirement in Richmond is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 14 Sep 2021
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 51m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond is to drive which takes 1h 51m and costs $10 - $16.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Richmond station. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station via Alexandria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 29m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Richmond is 93 miles. The road distance is 106.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond without a car is to bus which takes 3h 29m and costs $17 - $28.

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It takes approximately 3h 29m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Alexandria station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond is to bus which takes 3h 29m and costs $17 - $28. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $17 - $100 and takes 3h 29m.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond is 106 miles. It takes approximately 1h 51m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 93.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h 29m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Springfield to Richmond once daily. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Alexandria to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $95 and the journey takes 2h 22m.

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 Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $95
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Bus operators
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
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Fairfax Connector
Phone
703-339-7200
Email
fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website
fairfaxconnector.com
Bus from Metro Pentagon Bay L7 to North Backlick P&R
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Springfield, VA to Richmond, VA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.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.

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Towncar from Reagan Washington Airport to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$260 - $360
Private
$260 - $360

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