There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Charlottesville 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.

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

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

$30 - $70

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Bus  •  3 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Amtrak Charlottesville, Va 3925 / ...

$18 - $45

4 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Charlottesville 117.1 miles

$11 - $17

Subway, fly to Charlottesville  •  3 h 4 min

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

$259 - $500

Subway, fly to Staunton, drive  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Staunton (SHD) IAD - SHD
  3. Drive from Staunton to Charlottesville

$134 - $668

Fly to Richmond, bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC) IAD - RIC
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va

$212 - $459

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Charlottesville is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Charlottesville is to train which costs $30 - $70 and takes 2 h 17 min.

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The distance between Washington and Charlottesville is 99 miles. The road distance is 117.1 miles.

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The train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak takes 2 h 17 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Amtrak Charlottesville, Va. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 10 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Charlottesville Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 17 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Charlottesville twice daily. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Charlottesville every 3 hours. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Amtrak also services this route once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Staunton
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Charlottesville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 17 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29

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