There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Emporia by train, taxi, bus, car or plane

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Train, taxi  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Silver Star / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Petersburg Amtrak to Emporia

$134 - $207

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Bus, taxi  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Petersburg, Va 1051
  2. Take a taxi from Petersburg, Va to Emporia

$114 - $163

3 alternative options

Bus, taxi via Richmond, Va  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take a taxi from Petersburg, Va to Emporia

$121 - $177

Drive  •  2 h 55 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Emporia 178.3 miles

$17 - $26

Fly, drive  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC) IAD - RIC
  2. Drive from Richmond to Emporia

$175 - $400

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The distance between Washington and Emporia is 155 miles. The road distance is 178.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Emporia without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3 h 33 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 33 min to get from Washington to Emporia, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Richmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Emporia is 178 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 55 min to drive from Washington to Emporia.

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

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There are 11+ hotels available in Emporia. Prices start at $45 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Emporia.
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  • Distance: 155.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 33 min

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

There is no direct connection from Washington to Emporia. However, you can take the train to Petersburg Amtrak then take the taxi to Emporia. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Richmond, Va, take the bus to Petersburg, Va, then take the taxi to Emporia.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
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 Petersburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 46 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $240
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 Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Washington, Dc to Petersburg, Va
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Petersburg Amtrak to Emporia
Ave. Duration
47 min
Estimated price
$100 - $130

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