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There are 5 ways to get from Union Station to Alexandria by train, bus, subway, taxi or car

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Train via Washington Union Station  •  19 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Alexandria Crescent / ...

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Bus, subway  •  51 min

  1. Take the bus from H St + Union Station Garage to I St Nw + 15Th St Nw X2 / ...
  2. Take the subway from Mcpherson Square, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform to Braddock Road, Yellow/Blue Line Center Platform Blue

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Train  •  26 min

  1. Take the train from Union Station to Alexandria Fredericksburg Line / ...

Taxi  •  11 min

  1. Take a taxi from Union Station to Alexandria 8.5 miles

Drive  •  11 min

  1. Drive from Union Station to Alexandria 8.5 miles

Union Station to Alexandria by walk and train

105 Weekly Services
19 min Average Duration
$12 Cheapest Price
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Union Station → Alexandria
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The cost-effective way to get from Union Station to Alexandria is to drive, which costs $1 - $2 and takes 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Alexandria is to taxi which costs $30 - $40 and takes 11 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Alexandria. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 16 min.

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The distance between Union Station and Alexandria is 7 miles. The road distance is 8.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Union Station to Alexandria without a car is to train via Washington Union Station which takes 19 min and costs $12 - $65.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Alexandria takes 16 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Union Station to Alexandria train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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Union Station to Alexandria train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Alexandria station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Union Station to Alexandria is 8 miles. It takes approximately 11 min to drive from Union Station to Alexandria.

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There are 451+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 6.9 miles
  • Duration: 19 min

What companies run services between Union Station, DC, USA and Alexandria, City of Alexandria, VA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Alexandria every 3 hours. Tickets cost $21 - $30 and the journey takes 16 min. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours.

Train operators
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$21 - $30
Premium
$170 - $240
Flexi Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Business Seat
$23 - $35
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $35
Reserved Coach Seat
$23 - $65
Business Class Seat
$35 - $90
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from Mcpherson Square, Blue/Orange/Silver Line Track 2 Platform to Braddock Road, Yellow/Blue Line Center Platform
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Standard Fare
$2 - $4
Bus operators
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from H St + Union Station Garage to I St Nw + 15Th St Nw
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Website
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority
Senior / Disabled
$1
Standard Fare
$2
DC Circulator
Phone
+1 202-567-3040
Website
dccirculator.com
Bus from Union Station Parking Garage to K Street and 14th Street NW
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
dccirculator.com
Other operators
Taxi from Union Station to Alexandria
Ave. Duration
11 min
Estimated price
$30 - $40
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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