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There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Glen Allen by train, bus, car or plane

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  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Richmond

Drive

  1. Drive from Washington to Glen Allen

Fly

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC)

Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC) flights

The flight time between Washington Dulles (IAD) and Richmond (RIC) is around 56 min and covers a distance of around 101 miles. Services are operated by United Airlines. Typically 27 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

27 Weekly Planes
56 min Average Duration
$174 Cheapest Price
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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Glen Allen is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 42m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Glen Allen is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1h 42m.

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The distance between Washington and Glen Allen is 89 miles. The road distance is 101.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Glen Allen without a car is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs $29 - $110.

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It takes approximately 2h 16m to get from Washington to Glen Allen, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Glen Allen is to train which takes 2h 16m and costs $29 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $28 - $75 and takes 2h 24m, you could also fly, which costs $170 - $430 and takes 2h 56m.

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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 Glen Allen is 101 miles. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from Washington to Glen Allen.

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

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  • Distance: 89.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 16m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 9m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route 5 times a day. Alternatively, Flixbus USA operates a bus from Washington DC to Richmond twice a week. Tickets cost $10 - $50 and the journey takes 2h 15m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
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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Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
Amtrak
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Staples Mill Road Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
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Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $95
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$10 - $50
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Adult Standard Purchase
$16 - $50
Adult Advance Purchase
$10 - $15

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The best way to get from Washington to Washington Dulles Airport is to bus which takes 38 min and costs $3 - $8.

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