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There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Petersburg by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 46m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station Silver Star / ...

$30 - $80

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Bus Megabus  •  4h 9m

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Richmond

$14 - $30

2 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4h

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Petersburg, Va 1051

$18 - $45

Drive  •  2h 15m

  1. Drive from Washington to Petersburg 130.9 miles

$12 - $19

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Petersburg is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 15m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Petersburg is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 15m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Petersburg, Va. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Petersburg Amtrak Station station. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 46m.

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The distance between Washington and Petersburg is 118 miles. The road distance is 130.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Petersburg without a car is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs $30 - $80.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station takes 2h 46m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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Washington to Petersburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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Washington to Petersburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Petersburg is to train which takes 2h 46m and costs $30 - $80. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $45 and takes 4h.

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  • Distance: 117.6 miles
  • Duration: 2h 46m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Washington to Petersburg 5 times a day. Tickets cost $30 - $80 and the journey takes 2h 46m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Petersburg once daily. Tickets cost $18 - $45 and the journey takes 4h.

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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 46m
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.

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 Petersburg, Va
Ave. Duration
4h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45

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Washington to Petersburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Petersburg, Va station.

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Washington to Petersburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Petersburg Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Petersburg is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2h 15m to drive from Washington to Petersburg.

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There are 45+ hotels available in Petersburg. Prices start at $54 USD per night.

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