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There are 6 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Roanoke by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  5h 6m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Roanoke Northeast Regional

$60 - $130

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Bus  •  7h 25m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station Piedmont Express
  2. Take the bus from Lynchburg to Roanoke Civic Center The Smart Way Connector Bus

$34 - $47

4 alternative options

Bus via Richmond  •  7h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Richmond "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Richmond to Roanoke "Greyhound"

$43 - $65

Drive  •  4h 6m

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to Roanoke 241 miles

$23 - $35

Subway, fly to Roanoke  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Roanoke (ROA) IAD - ROA

$112 - $315

Fly to Lewisburg, drive  •  5h 5m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Lewisburg (LWB) IAD - LWB
  2. Drive from Lewisburg to Roanoke

$98 - $402

UNION STATION station to Roanoke by train

The train journey time between UNION STATION station and Roanoke is around 5h 3m and covers a distance of around 226 miles. The fastest train normally takes 4h 58m. Operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, the UNION STATION station to Roanoke train service departs from Washington Union Station and arrives in Roanoke. Typically seven trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 3m
Fastest train time:
4h 58m
Trains per week:
7
Cheapest price:
$60
Carbon emissions:
19 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
16:35
Last train departs at:
16:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Roanoke train schedules

UNION STATION station → Roanoke
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The cheapest way to get from UNION STATION station to Roanoke is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 6m.

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The quickest way to get from UNION STATION station to Roanoke is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 6m.

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No, there is no direct bus from UNION STATION station to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Roanoke via Richmond. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Roanoke. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 6m.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Roanoke is 196 miles. The road distance is 241 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Roanoke without a car is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs $60 - $130.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Roanoke takes 5h 6m including transfers and departs once daily.

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UNION STATION station to Roanoke bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington station.

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UNION STATION station to Roanoke train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Roanoke is to train which takes 5h 6m and costs $60 - $130. Alternatively, you can bus via Richmond, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7h 5m.

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  • Distance: 196.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 6m

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington Union Station to Roanoke once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $130 and the journey takes 5h 6m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from UNION STATION station to Roanoke via Richmond in around 7h 5m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $310
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $380
Train operators
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 Washington Union Station to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $130
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$60 - $130
Business Class Seat
$100 - $180
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Washington to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Bus from Richmond to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $70
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Lynchburg, VA - Kemper Street Station
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
Valley Metro Roanoke
Phone
+1 540-982-0305
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Lynchburg to Roanoke Civic Center
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.com

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Roanoke Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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UNION STATION station to Roanoke bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Roanoke station.

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UNION STATION station to Roanoke train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Roanoke station.

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to Roanoke is 241 miles. It takes approximately 4h 6m to drive from UNION STATION station to Roanoke.

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

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