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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 / ...

    $3–6

Cheapest option

  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

    $2–4

3 alternative options

  1. Bus29 min

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

    $2

  2. Taxi9 min

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

    $26–32

  3. Drive9 min

    1. Drive from Washington to Alexandriacar7.1 mi

    $2

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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