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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Covington by train, bus, taxi, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Clifton Forge Amtrak Station Cardinal

$65 - $87

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Megabus, taxi  •  5h 25m

  1. Take the Megabus from Washington DC to Stonewall Square, Lexington, VA
  2. Take a taxi from Stonewall Square to Covington

$131 - $188

Drive  •  3h 52m

  1. Drive from Washington to Covington 229.7 miles

$22 - $35

Fly to Roanoke, taxi  •  3h 52m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Roanoke (ROA) IAD - ROA
  2. Take a taxi from Roanoke to Covington

$298 - $768

Fly to Lewisburg  •  3h 23m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Lewisburg (LWB) IAD - LWB

$198 - $782

Fly to Charlottesville, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlottesville (CHO) IAD - CHO
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Clifton Forge Amtrak Station

$314 - $572

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Covington is to drive which costs $22 - $35 and takes 3h 52m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Covington is to fly which costs $190 - $800 and takes 3h 23m.

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The distance between Washington and Covington is 179 miles. The road distance is 229.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Covington without a car is to train which takes 5h 25m and costs $65 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5h 25m to get from Washington to Covington, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Covington is to train which takes 5h 25m and costs $65 - $90. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $190 - $800 and takes 3h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Roanoke Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Covington is 230 miles. It takes approximately 3h 52m to drive from Washington to Covington.

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

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There are nine+ hotels available in Covington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Covington.
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  • Distance: 178.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 25m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Covington 3 times a week. Tickets cost $35 - $55 and the journey takes 5h 13m. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Washington to Covington 5 times a week.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
52m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Clifton Forge Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Premium
$200 - $290
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Business Seat
$60 - $90
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Clifton Forge Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 21m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Megabus
Other operators
Taxi from Stonewall Square to Covington
Ave. Duration
45m
Estimated price
$110 - $140

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The best way to get from Washington to Washington Dulles Airport is to bus which takes 38m and costs $8.

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