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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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

Bus via Charlottesville, Va  •  6 h 48 min

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

$38 - $90

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va 1511 / ...

$41 - $97

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Roanoke 240 miles

$23 - $35

Subway, fly to Roanoke  •  4 h 7 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

$170 - $614

Fly to Lewisburg, drive  •  4 h 54 min

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

$146 - $722

Fly to Charlottesville, train  •  6 h 49 min

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

$329 - $690

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington to Roanoke twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Roanoke via Richmond, Va in around 6 h 17 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg via Staunton
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 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
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
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Springfield to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
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

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Washington to Roanoke?

The distance between Washington and Roanoke is 312 km. The road distance is 384 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Washington to Roanoke?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Washington to Roanoke?

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

Is there a direct train between Washington and Roanoke?

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.

Is there a direct bus between Washington and Roanoke?

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Roanoke, Va via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

How long does it take to get from Washington to Roanoke?

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