There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Glen Allen by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$43 - $82

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...

$39 - $64

3 alternative options

Bus Lacubanabus  •  3 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from K St Nw & 15Th St Nw to Columbia Pike & S Walter Reed Dr 16Y
  2. Take the bus from Arlington, VA to Ashland, VA Direct route

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Glen Allen 101.5 miles

$9 - $15

Subway, fly  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC) IAD - RIC

$219 - $455

Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Glen Allen is 89 miles. The road distance is 101.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Glen Allen without a car is to train which takes 2 h 9 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 9 min 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 2 h 9 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 18 min.

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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 102 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min 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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There are 129+ hotels available in Glen Allen. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Glen Allen.
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  • Distance: 89.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 9 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Glen Allen every 3 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $70 and the journey takes 2 h 2 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Glen Allen every 20 minutes. Tickets cost $16 - $40 and the journey takes 2 h 5 min.

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 Richmond Staples Mill Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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
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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from K St Nw & 15Th St Nw to Columbia Pike & S Walter Reed Dr
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
bus
Bus from Arlington, VA to Ashland, VA
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com

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