How to get fromWashington to Alexandriaby train, subway, bus, taxi or car

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

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  1. Train15 min

    1. Take the train from 4 to 3trainFredericksburg Line / ...


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  1. Subway18 min

    1. Take the subway from Archives-Navy Mem'l-Penn Quarter, Green/Yellow Line Center Platform to Braddock Road, Yellow/Blue Line Center PlatformsubwayYellow


3 alternative options

  1. Bus29 min

    1. Take the bus from Pentagon+Bay U2 to Braddock Rd Station+Bay Cbus10A


  2. Taxi9 min

    1. Take the taxi from Washington to Alexandriataxi7.1 mi


  3. Drive9 min

    1. Drive from Washington to Alexandriacar7.1 mi


Washington to Alexandria by train

Calendar75Weekly Trains
Duration15 minAverage Duration
Ticket$3Cheapest Price
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  • Distance: 6.5 mi
  • Duration: 15 min

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

Virginia Railway Express operates a train from 4 to 3 every 2 hours. Tickets cost $3–6 and the journey takes 15 min. Alternatively, Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority operates a bus from Pentagon+Bay U2 to Braddock Rd Station+Bay C every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $2 and the journey takes 29 min. ATC Dash also services this route hourly.

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