There are 3 ways to get from Washington to Danville by train, bus or car

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Train  •  4 h 44 min

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

$45 - $120

2 alternative options

Bus, train  •  6 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Lynchburg, Va
  3. Take the train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Danville Amtrak

$56 - $126

Drive  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Danville 248.3 miles

$24 - $35

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Danville Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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The distance between Washington and Danville is 206 miles. The road distance is 248.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Danville without a car is to train which takes 4 h 44 min and costs .

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The train from Washington Union Station to Danville Amtrak takes 4 h 44 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Danville is 248 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 47 min to drive from Washington to Danville.

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There are 13+ hotels available in Danville. Prices start at $44 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 206.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 44 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Danville once daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 44 min.

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 Danville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$210 - $300
Train from Lynchburg Amtrak to Danville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
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
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Lynchburg, 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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