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There are 9 ways to get from Toronto to Alexandria by plane, shuttle, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly Toronto to Reagan Washington  •  3h 58m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Reagan Washington (DCA) YYZ - DCA

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Bus  •  18h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Toronto, ON to New York, NY OurBus
  2. Take the bus from Manhattan, NY to Alexandria, VA Manhattan-Alexandria

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Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Reagan Washington  •  6h 14m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Reagan Washington (DCA) BUF - DCA

Fly Toronto to Washington Dulles, subway  •  5h 13m

  1. Fly from Toronto (YYZ) to Washington Dulles (IAD) YYZ - IAD
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station

Fly Billy Bishop Toronto City to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4h 54m

  1. Fly from Billy Bishop Toronto City (YTZ) to Washington Dulles (IAD) YTZ - IAD
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station

Shuttle to Buffalo, fly to Washington Dulles  •  7h 24m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Toronto Airport to Buffalo Airport
  2. Fly from Buffalo (BUF) to Washington Dulles (IAD) BUF - IAD

Train  •  17h 49m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station VIA Rail
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Washington Union Station Acela / ...

Train, bus  •  18h 22m

  1. Take the train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
  2. Take the bus from Buffalo, NY to Youngstown, OH
  3. Take the bus from Youngstown to Washington

Drive  •  9h 25m

  1. Drive from Toronto to Alexandria 485 miles

Toronto to Alexandria by train

The train journey time between Toronto and Alexandria is around 23h 8m and covers a distance of around 783 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 5h 44m. The fastest train normally takes 22h 55m. Operated by VIA Rail, Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional and others, the Toronto to Alexandria train service departs from Toronto Union Station and arrives in Alexandria. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average train journey times

Time on train:
17h 24m
Layover time:
5h 44m
Total time:
23h 8m

Train route information

Fastest train time:
22h 55m
Train distance:
783 miles
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$154
Carbon emissions:
66 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
08:20
Last train departs at:
08:20

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Toronto to Alexandria train schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Alexandria is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Alexandria is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Alexandria is 2 metres.

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Last updated: 22 Sep 2021
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Toronto to Alexandria is to bus which costs $65 - $110 and takes 18h 37m.

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The fastest way to get from Toronto to Alexandria is to fly. Taking this option will cost $200 - $850 and takes 3h 58m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Toronto to Alexandria. However, there are services departing from Toronto, ON and arriving at Alexandria, VA via Gw Bridge Bus Terminal, Van Nostrand Ave At Broad Ave and Manhattan, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 18h 37m.

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No, there is no direct train from Toronto station to Alexandria. However, there are services departing from Toronto Union Station and arriving at Alexandria via Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 17h 49m.

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The distance between Toronto and Alexandria is 358 miles. The road distance is 485 miles.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Alexandria without a car is to train which takes 17h 49m and costs $190 - $750.

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It takes approximately 3h 58m to get from Toronto to Alexandria, including transfers.

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Toronto to Alexandria bus services, operated by OurBus, depart from Toronto, ON station.

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Toronto to Alexandria train services, operated by VIA Rail, depart from Toronto Union Station.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Alexandria is to fly which takes 3h 58m and costs $200 - $850. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $190 - $750 and takes 17h 49m, you could also bus, which costs $65 - $110 and takes 18h 37m.

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Map of how to get from Toronto to Alexandria.
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  • Distance: 358.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 58m

What companies run services between Toronto, ON, Canada and Alexandria, City of Alexandria, VA, USA?

Air Canada, American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Toronto to Alexandria 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Toronto to Alexandria via New York Penn Station, Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station, and Washington Union Station in around 17h 49m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington via Newark
Ave. Duration
3h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $2,300
Flights from Toronto to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
Flights from Buffalo to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $1,100
Flights from Toronto to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $950
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Toronto to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$500 - $1,500
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $350
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Buffalo to Reagan Washington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$360 - $440
Porter Airlines
Website
flyporter.com
Flights from Billy Bishop Toronto City to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $220
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Toronto Union Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
13h 30m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$120 - $310
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$85 - $110
Business
$140 - $210
Economy
$120 - $140
EconomyPlus
$220 - $310
Train from Toronto Union Station to Buffalo
Ave. Duration
4h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $85
Website
VIA Rail
Escape
$24 - $40
Business
$70 - $80
Economy
$45 - $48
EconomyPlus
$55 - $85
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$140 - $200
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$140 - $200
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$140 - $200
Business Seat - Child
$140 - $200
First Class - Adult
$220 - $310
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$220 - $310
First Class - Child
$220 - $310
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $130
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$210 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Seat
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Niagara Airbus
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 Youngstown to Washington
Ave. Duration
8h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$40 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $95
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Toronto, ON to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
11h 25m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Go Buses
Phone
1 855 888-7160
Email
gobuses@facebook.com
Website
gobuses.com
Bus from Manhattan, NY to Alexandria, VA
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Website
gobuses.com

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The quickest flight from Toronto Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 25m.

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Toronto to Alexandria bus services, operated by Go Buses, arrive at Alexandria, VA station.

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Toronto to Alexandria train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Toronto to Alexandria is 485 miles. It takes approximately 9h 25m to drive from Toronto to Alexandria.

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American Airlines, Air Canada and United Airlines offer flights from Toronto Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 536+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Toronto to Toronto Airport is to train which takes 25 min and costs $2 - $13.

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