There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Nags Head by bus, car, train or plane

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Bus, drive via Richmond, Va  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
  3. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc 391
  4. Drive from Elizabeth City, Nc to Nags Head

$48 - $105

Cheapest option

Bus, drive  •  8 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Norfolk, Va
  2. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc 391
  3. Drive from Elizabeth City, Nc to Nags Head

$41 - $91

5 alternative options

Train, bus, drive  •  9 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Newport News Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc 391
  3. Drive from Elizabeth City, Nc to Nags Head

$99 - $231

Drive  •  5 h

  1. Drive from Washington to Nags Head 275.7 miles

$27 - $40

Fly from Reagan Washington, drive  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Nags Head

$121 - $266

Train to Baltimore, fly, drive  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Nags Head

$194 - $433

Fly from Washington Dulles, drive  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Norfolk (ORF) IAD - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Nags Head

$127 - $303

Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington and Nags Head is 219 miles. The road distance is 275.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 7 h 35 min to get from Washington to Nags Head, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Nags Head is 276 miles. It takes approximately 5 h to drive from Washington to Nags Head.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 550+ hotels available in Nags Head. Prices start at $99 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs .

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Map of how to get from Washington to Nags Head.
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  • Distance: 218.5 miles
  • Duration: 7 h 35 min

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

There is no direct connection from Washington to Nags Head. However, you can take the bus to Richmond, Va, take the bus to Norfolk, Va, take the bus to Elizabeth City, Nc, then take the drive to Nags Head. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Norfolk, Va, take the bus to Elizabeth City, Nc, then take the drive to Nags Head.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Newport News Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
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.

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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
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 Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
Bus from Washington, Dc to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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