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There are 7 ways to get from Reston to Virginia Beach by plane, bus, subway, train or car

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Fly from Washington Dulles, line 960 bus  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Norfolk (ORF) IAD - ORF
  2. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$135 - $309

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Bus  •  7 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA

$26 - $55

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Subway to Reagan Washington, fly, line 960 bus  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  3. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$135 - $282

Subway, train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF

$211 - $457

Train  •  7 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$88 - $211

Bus, line 020 bus  •  9 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Norfolk, Va 3005 / ...
  2. Take the line 020 bus from Wood & Church to Arctic & 19Th 020 / ...

$31 - $69

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Reston to Virginia Beach 216.4 miles

$21 - $35

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The cheapest way to get from Reston to Virginia Beach is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reston to Virginia Beach is to fly and line 960 bus which costs $130 - $310 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Reston to Virginia Beach. However, there are services departing from Herndon-Monroe Pk & Rd & Bus Bay T and arriving at Virginia Beach, VA via 7Th St & E St Sw, Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street NW and Washington, DC - Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 20 min.

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The distance between Reston and Virginia Beach is 165 miles. The road distance is 216.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Reston to Virginia Beach without a car is to bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs $26 - $55.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Reston to Virginia Beach, including transfers.

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Reston to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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The best way to get from Reston to Virginia Beach is to bus which takes 7 h 20 min and costs $26 - $55. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $220 and takes 7 h 23 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Reston to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Virginia Beach, VA station.

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Map of how to get from Reston to Virginia Beach.
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  • Distance: 164.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

What companies run services between Reston, VA, USA and Virginia Beach, VA, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Reston to Virginia Beach once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $45 and the journey takes 5 h 15 min. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Reston to Virginia Beach once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 4 h 24 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Bus operators
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Website
gohrt.com
Bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.com
Bus from Wood & Church to Arctic & 19Th
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
megabus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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More Questions & Answers

Yes, the driving distance between Reston to Virginia Beach is 216 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to drive from Reston to Virginia Beach.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 581+ hotels available in Virginia Beach. Prices start at $53 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Reston to Washington Dulles Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $5.

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