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There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Elon by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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Bus La Cubana  •  6 h 27 min

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

$177 - $182

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  10 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Greensboro, Nc 1051

$53 - $110

7 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Burlington Amtrak Carolinian

$75 - $175

Drive  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Elon 296.9 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham, line 700 bus, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
  3. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak

$128 - $301

Fly Reagan Washington to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  5 h 46 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) DCA - GSO
  2. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center

$152 - $436

Train to Baltimore, fly to Raleigh/Durham, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU
  3. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak

$181 - $458

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 700 bus, train  •  6 h 25 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) IAD - RDU
  3. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
  4. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak

$134 - $348

Fly Washington Dulles to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  6 h 28 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) IAD - GSO
  2. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center

$188 - $443

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Elon is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Elon is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 2 min.

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The distance between Washington and Elon is 237 miles. The road distance is 296.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Elon without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $175 - $185.

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It takes approximately 6 h 27 min to get from Washington to Elon, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Elon is to bus which takes 6 h 27 min and costs $175 - $185. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $70 - $180 and takes 7 h 29 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Elon is 297 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 2 min to drive from Washington to Elon.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 22+ hotels available in Elon. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Elon.
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  • Distance: 237.1 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 27 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Elon, NC, USA?

La Cubana operates a bus from Washington to Elon 3 times a week. Tickets cost $159 and the journey takes 4 h 45 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Elon once daily. Tickets cost $60 - $160 and the journey takes 7 h 21 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Greensboro/High Point via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Washington Dulles to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
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 Burlington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 21 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
Train from Durham Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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
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
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Arlington, VA to Greensboro, NC
Ave. Duration
4 h 45 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.

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 Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
9 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$70 - $90
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org

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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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