There are 7 ways to get from Union Station to Roanoke by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 5 min

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

$80 - $200

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Washington to Christiansburg
  2. Take the bus from Exit 118 Park and Ride to Campbell Court The Smart Way Commuter Bus / ...

$27 - $41

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va 3925
  2. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va 1511 / ...

$36 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Union Station to Roanoke 241.9 miles

$23 - $35

Subway, fly to Roanoke  •  4 h 19 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Roanoke (ROA) IAD - ROA

$171 - $617

Fly to Lewisburg, drive  •  5 h 9 min

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

$147 - $725

Fly to Charlottesville, train  •  6 h 52 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlottesville (CHO) IAD - CHO
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak

$330 - $693

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Union Station to Roanoke is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Union Station to Roanoke is to drive which takes 4 h 8 min and costs $23 - $35.

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The distance between Union Station and Roanoke is 314 km. The road distance is 387 km.

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The train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak takes 5 h 5 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from Union Station to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Roanoke, Va via Charlottesville, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 2 min.

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

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What companies run services between Union Station, DC, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Union Station to Roanoke twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Union Station to Roanoke via Charlottesville, Va in around 6 h 2 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg via Staunton
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $140
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Valley Metro Roanoke
Phone
+1 540-982-0305
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Exit 118 Park and Ride to Campbell Court
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.com

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