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There are 6 ways to get from Richmond to Shady Grove by bus, subway, train, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus, subway

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Washington
  2. Take the subway from UNION STATION station to SHADY GROVE station

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Train

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

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Train via Staples Mill & Amtrak Richmond Station

  1. Take the train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Richmond to Bethesda, MD

Drive

  1. Drive from Richmond to Shady Grove

Fly, subway

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Washington Dulles (IAD)
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station

Richmond to Shady Grove by bus and subway

The journey time between Richmond and Shady Grove is around 4h 44m and covers a distance of around 128 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 24m. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 37m. Operated by Greyhound USA, Metro Washington DC and Montgomery County MD Ride On, the Richmond to Shady Grove service departs from Richmond and arrives in Shady Grove Rd & Gaither Rd. Typically 34 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 19m
Layover time:
1h 24m
Total time:
4h 44m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
3h 37m
Journey distance:
128 miles
Services per week:
34
Cheapest price:
$22
Carbon emissions:
23 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
08:55
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Richmond to Shady Grove bus and subway schedules

Bus 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.

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The most affordable way to get from Richmond to Shady Grove is to drive, which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Shady Grove is to drive which costs $11 - $18 and takes 2h 7m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Richmond to Shady Grove. However, there are services departing from Richmond and arriving at S Frederick Ave & S Westland Dr via East-West Hwy & Waverly St and Medical Center Station & Bay E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 10m.

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No, there is no direct train from Richmond station to Shady Grove station. However, there are services departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station and arriving at SHADY GROVE station via UNION STATION station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 44m.

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The distance between Richmond and Shady Grove is 110 miles. The road distance is 121.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Shady Grove without a car is to bus and subway which takes 3h 41m and costs $21 - $35.

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It takes approximately 3h 41m to get from Richmond to Shady Grove, including transfers.

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Richmond to Shady Grove bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Richmond station.

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Richmond to Shady Grove train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Shady Grove is to train which takes 3h 44m and costs $18 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Shady Grove.
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  • Distance: 109.8 miles
  • Duration: 3h 41m

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Shady Grove, MD, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $95 and the journey takes 2h 55m. Alternatively, FlixBus-us operates a bus from Richmond to Bethesda, MD once daily, and the journey takes 2h 30m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from UNION STATION station to SHADY GROVE station
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$2 - $3
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$2 - $3
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 Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $95
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Train from Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 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
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 Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 22m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
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 to Washington
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Richmond to Bethesda, MD
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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The quickest flight from Richmond Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Richmond to Shady Grove bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Bethesda, MD station.

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Richmond to Shady Grove train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Shady Grove is 121 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Richmond to Shady Grove.

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

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There are 129+ hotels available in Shady Grove. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 53 min and costs $2.

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