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There are 5 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Springfield by train, bus, subway, taxi or car

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Train  •  38 min

  1. Take the train from Union Station to Backlick Road Manassas Line

$5 - $7

4 alternative options

Bus, line 401 bus  •  53 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Springfield Springfield / ...
  2. Take the line 401 bus from Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E to Backlick Rd and Edgebrook Dr 401

$12 - $23

Subway, line 401 bus  •  1h 15m

  1. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to Franconia Springfield Metro Blue
  2. Take the line 401 bus from Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E to Backlick Rd and Floyd Ave 321 / ...

$5 - $8

Taxi  •  17 min

  1. Take a taxi from UNION STATION station to Springfield 15 miles

$50 - $65

Drive  •  17 min

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to Springfield 15 miles

$1 - $3

UNION STATION station to Springfield by walk and train

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Springfield is around 34 min and covers a distance of around 15 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 34 min. Operated by Virginia Railway Express, the UNION STATION station to Springfield service departs from UNION STATION station and arrives in Backlick Road. Typically 35 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
34 min
Fastest journey time:
34 min
Services per week:
35
Cheapest price:
$5
Carbon emissions:
1 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:15
Last service departs at:
18:50

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Springfield walk and train schedules

UNION STATION station → Springfield
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The cheapest way to get from UNION STATION station to Springfield is to drive which costs $1 - $3 and takes 17 min.

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The fastest way to get from UNION STATION station to Springfield is to taxi which takes 17 min and costs $50 - $65.

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No, there is no direct bus from UNION STATION station station to Springfield. However, there are services departing from Washington, DC - Union Station and arriving at Backlick Rd and Edgebrook Dr via Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 53 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Union Station station and arriving at Backlick Road. Services depart five times a day, and operate Monday to Friday. The journey takes approximately 34 min.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Springfield is 12 miles. The road distance is 15 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Springfield without a car is to train which takes 38 min and costs $5 - $7.

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The train from Union Station to Backlick Road takes 34 min including transfers and departs five times a day.

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UNION STATION station to Springfield bus services, operated by Best Bus, depart from Washington, DC - Union Station.

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UNION STATION station to Springfield train services, operated by Virginia Railway Express, depart from Union Station.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Springfield is to train which takes 38 min and costs $5 - $7. Alternatively, you can bus and line 401 bus, which costs $11 - $23 and takes 53 min.

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Map of how to get from UNION STATION station to Springfield.
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  • Distance: 12.3 miles
  • Duration: 38 min

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Springfield, Fairfax County, VA, USA?

Virginia Railway Express operates a train from Union Station to Backlick Road 5 times a day. Tickets cost $5 - $7 and the journey takes 34 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from UNION STATION station to Springfield via Springfield and Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E in around 53 min.

Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from METRO CENTER station to Franconia Springfield Metro
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Best Bus
Website
bestbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Springfield
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $20
Schedules at
bestbus.com
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 Springfield
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $14
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$25 - $40
Fairfax Connector
Phone
703-339-7200
Email
fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website
fairfaxconnector.com
Bus from Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E to Backlick Rd and Edgebrook Dr
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov
Bus from Franconia-Springfield Metro Bay E to Backlick Rd and Floyd Ave
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov
Other operators
Taxi from UNION STATION station to Springfield
Ave. Duration
17 min
Estimated price
$50 - $65
Yellow Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-544-1212
Website
dcyellowcab.com
Red Cab DC
Phone
+1 202-285-1632
Website
redcabdc.com
Mats DC
Phone
+1 202-480-6807
Website
dcmats.com
https://dfhv.dc.gov/
Website
dfhv.dc.gov

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UNION STATION station to Springfield bus services, operated by Fairfax Connector, arrive at Backlick Rd and Edgebrook Dr station.

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UNION STATION station to Springfield train services, operated by Virginia Railway Express, arrive at Backlick Road station.

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Yes, the driving distance between UNION STATION station to Springfield is 15 miles. It takes approximately 17 min to drive from UNION STATION station to Springfield.

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