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There are 8 ways to get from Washington to Atlanta by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Atlanta (ATL) DCA - ATL

$81 - $346

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Bus Megabus  •  14 h 20 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Atlanta GA 1051

$60 - $170

6 alternative options

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4 h 3 min

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

$72 - $343

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Atlanta (ATL) BWI - ATL

$124 - $483

Train to Charlottesville, fly  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Atlanta (ATL) CHO - ATL

$184 - $396

Bus La Cubana  •  12 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to Atlanta, GA Atlanta route

$164 - $166

Bus Wanda Coach  •  15 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Baltimore
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore to North Atlanta Baltimore

$66

Drive  •  10 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Atlanta 641.8 miles

$60 - $95

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Atlanta is to bus which costs $66 and takes 15 h 29 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Atlanta is to fly which costs $80 - $350 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington and arriving at Atlanta GA. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 14 h 20 min.

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The distance between Washington and Atlanta is 545 miles. The road distance is 641.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Atlanta without a car is to bus which takes 12 h 48 min and costs $164 - $167.

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It takes approximately 3 h 23 min to get from Washington to Atlanta, including transfers.

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Washington to Atlanta bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Atlanta is to fly which takes 3 h 23 min and costs $80 - $350. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $164 - $167 and takes 12 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Atlanta Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 47 min.

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Washington to Atlanta bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Atlanta GA station.

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  • Distance: 545 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 23 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Atlanta, GA, USA?

Delta, Southwest Airlines and American Airlines fly from Washington to Atlanta hourly. Alternatively, La Cubana operates a bus from Washington to Atlanta 3 times a week. Tickets cost $159 and the journey takes 10 h 30 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Charlottesville to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Charlottesville to Atlanta via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Baltimore to Atlanta
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $400
Train operators
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
Amtrak Acela Express

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 Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Atlanta, GA
Ave. Duration
10 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.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 Atlanta, Ga
Ave. Duration
17 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $170
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$65 - $110
Flexible
$120 - $170
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Book at
gotobus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Baltimore to North Atlanta
Ave. Duration
12 h 40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Atlanta is 642 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 49 min to drive from Washington to Atlanta.

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American Airlines, Delta and Southwest Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Atlanta Airport.

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There are 473+ hotels available in Atlanta. Prices start at $76 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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