There are 3 ways to get from Richmond to Danville by bus, train or car
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Take the bus from Richmond, VA - Main Street Station to Danville, VA - Transit System Hub
2 alternative options
Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria
Take the train from Alexandria to Danville Amtrak Station
Drive from Richmond to Danville
Richmond to Danville by bus
The bus journey time between Richmond and Danville is around 3h 25m and covers a distance of around 150 miles. The fastest bus normally takes 3h 25m. Operated by Virginia Breeze, the Richmond to Danville bus service departs from Richmond, VA - Main Street Station and arrives in Danville, VA - Transit System Hub. Typically seven buses run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.
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First and last buses
The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.
Richmond to Danville bus schedules
Buses departing Friday, September 17, 2021
Buses departing Saturday, September 18, 2021
Buses departing Sunday, September 19, 2021
Buses departing Monday, September 20, 2021
Buses departing Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Buses departing Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Buses departing Thursday, September 23, 2021
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Questions & Answers
The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Danville is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 3h 5m.
The quickest way to get from Richmond to Danville is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 3h 5m.
Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond, VA - Main Street Station station and arriving at Danville, VA - Transit System Hub. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3h 25m.
No, there is no direct train from Richmond station to Danville station. However, there are services departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station and arriving at Danville Amtrak Station via Alexandria. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 55m.
The distance between Richmond and Danville is 127 miles. The road distance is 144.2 miles.
The best way to get from Richmond to Danville without a car is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs $27 - $40.
The bus from Richmond, VA - Main Street Station to Danville, VA - Transit System Hub takes 3h 25m including transfers and departs once daily.
Richmond to Danville bus services, operated by Virginia Breeze, depart from Richmond, VA - Main Street Station.
Richmond to Danville train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.
The best way to get from Richmond to Danville is to bus which takes 3h 25m and costs $27 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $50 - $150 and takes 7h 55m.
What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Danville, VA, USA?
Virginia Breeze operates a bus from Richmond, VA - Main Street Station to Danville, VA - Transit System Hub once daily. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 25m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Richmond to Danville via Alexandria in around 7h 55m.
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.
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Alexandria
- Ave. Duration
- 2h 22m
- 3 times a day
- Estimated price
- $16 - $95
- Schedules at
- Child 2-12 with paid adult
- $16 - $50
- Reserved Coach Seat
- $29 - $95
- Business Class Seat
- $50 - $130
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.
Train from Alexandria to Danville Amtrak Station
- Ave. Duration
- 4h 33m
- Twice daily
- Estimated price
- $35 - $55
- Schedules at
- Coach Seat
- $35 - $55
- $210 - $290
- Flexi Coach Seat
- $65 - $100
- Business Seat
- $65 - $95
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More Questions & Answers
Richmond to Danville bus services, operated by Virginia Breeze, arrive at Danville, VA - Transit System Hub station.
Richmond to Danville train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Danville Amtrak Station.
Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Danville is 144 miles. It takes approximately 3h 5m to drive from Richmond to Danville.
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