There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Charlottesville by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2 h 17 min

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

$30 - $70

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Bus  •  3 h 15 min

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

$13 - $45

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Charlottesville 117.1 miles

$11 - $17

Subway, fly  •  3 h 5 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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Charlottesville, Va. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Charlottesville Amtrak. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 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 best way to get from Washington to Charlottesville without a car is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs .

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The train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak takes 2 h 17 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Washington to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Charlottesville train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Charlottesville is to train which takes 2 h 17 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 15 min.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 51 min.

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Washington to Charlottesville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Charlottesville, Va station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Charlottesville.
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  • Distance: 98.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 17 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Charlottesville 3 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 17 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Charlottesville hourly. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 15 min. Megabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $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 1-800-872-7245
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
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

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 Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Washington to Charlottesville train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Charlottesville Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Charlottesville is 117 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 22 min to drive from Washington to Charlottesville.

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

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There are 81+ hotels available in Charlottesville. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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