There are 5 ways to get from Richmond to Washington by bus, subway, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  2 h 10 min

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

$15 - $40

4 alternative options

Bus, subway  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Springfield 4407 / ...
  2. Take the subway from Franconia Springfield Metro to METRO CENTER station Blue

$19 - $41

Train  •  2 h 52 min

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

$76 - $191

Drive  •  1 h 48 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Washington 106.5 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  3 h 19 min

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

$170 - $390

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Washington is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Washington is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 48 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Washington, Dc. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 10 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Washington is 96 miles. The road distance is 106.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Washington without a car is to bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs $15 - $40.

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The bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc takes 2 h 10 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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

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The best way to get from Richmond to Washington is to bus which takes 2 h 10 min and costs $15 - $40. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $200 and takes 2 h 52 min, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $390 and takes 3 h 19 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 Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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  • Distance: 96 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 10 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Richmond to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 10 min. Eastern Bus also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Richmond to Washington 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
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Franconia Springfield Metro to METRO CENTER station
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
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
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Book at
easternbus.com

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