There are 8 ways to get from Richmond to Reston by bus, subway, train, car, plane or night bus

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Bus  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 3014 / ...

$22 - $46

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Bus, subway  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
  2. Take the subway from Franconia Springfield Metro to ROSSLYN station
  3. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station

$20 - $43

6 alternative options

Train  •  3 h 25 min

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

$77 - $194

Bus, line 401 bus  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield 4407 / ...
  2. Take the line 401 bus from Backlick Rd @ Hechinger Dr to Tysons Westpark 401

$27 - $53

Drive  •  2 h

  1. Drive from Richmond to Reston 115 miles

$11 - $17

Fly from Richmond  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Washington Dulles (IAD) RIC - IAD

$166 - $387

Bus to Charlottesville, fly  •  3 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Washington Dulles (IAD) CHO - IAD

$268 - $529

Night bus to Norfolk, fly  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
  2. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Washington Dulles (IAD) ORF - IAD

$152 - $345

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Reston is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Reston is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Reston. However, there are services departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at N Shore Dr @ Lake Anne Village Ctr via Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E, Backlick Rd @ Hechinger Dr and Jones Branch Dr @ Park Run Dr. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 34 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Reston is 99 miles. The road distance is 115 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Reston without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $21 - $50.

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It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Richmond to Reston, including transfers.

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Richmond to Reston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Reston is to bus which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $21 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 3 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $390 and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Richmond Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 49 min.

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Richmond to Reston bus services, operated by Fairfax Connector, arrive at Tysons Westpark station.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Reston.
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  • Distance: 98.5 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 5 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Reston, VA, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Richmond to Reston hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Richmond to Reston twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $190 and the journey takes 2 h 25 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Charlottesville to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Norfolk to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Franconia Springfield Metro to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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 Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Fairfax Connector
Phone
703-339-7200
Email
fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website
fairfaxconnector.com
Bus from Backlick Rd @ Hechinger Dr to Tysons Westpark
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Reston is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2 h to drive from Richmond to Reston.

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

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There are 272+ hotels available in Reston. Prices start at $75 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs $1 - $3.

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