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There are 8 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville by plane, car, train, bus, towncar or shuttle

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Fly to Charlottesville  •  1 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlottesville (CHO) IAD - CHO

$255 - $483

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Bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Charlottesville 7492 / ...

$24 - $54

6 alternative options

Fly to Staunton, drive  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Staunton (SHD) IAD - SHD
  2. Drive from Staunton to Charlottesville

$132 - $650

Train  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station Crescent / ...

$34 - $76

Train via Wiehle-Reston East Station  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station Crescent / ...

$33 - $77

Drive  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville 106 miles

$10 - $15

Towncar  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take a town car from Dulles Airport to Charlottesville 105.9 miles

$290 - $410

Shuttle  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville

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The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 2 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville is to fly which costs $250 - $490 and takes 1 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Charlottesville via 7Th St & E St Sw, Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street NW and Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Charlottesville is 85 miles. The road distance is 106 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville without a car is to train which takes 3 h 57 min and costs $30 - $80.

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It takes approximately 1 h 8 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville is to fly which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $250 - $490. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $80 and takes 3 h 57 min, you could also bus, which costs $23 - $55 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Charlottesville station.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville.
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  • Distance: 85.2 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 8 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Charlottesville, VA, USA?

United Airlines flies from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville 3 times a day. Tickets cost $24 - $65 and the journey takes 1 h 58 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Staunton
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $65
Business Seat
$45 - $80
Bedroom
$180 - $380
Bus 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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Washington D.C. to Charlottesville, VA
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.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, Dc to Amtrak Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
AC Airport Cab & Wahoo Cab
Phone
+1 (434) 981-0585
Website
visitcharlottesville.org
Shuttle from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
On demand
Schedules at
visitcharlottesville.org
Other operators
Private Transfers
Website
jayride.com
Towncar from Dulles Airport to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
2 h 12 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$290 - $410
Private
$290 - $410

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville is 106 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 12 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Charlottesville.

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

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There are 93+ hotels available in Charlottesville. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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