There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Petersburg by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2 h 46 min

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

$30 - $80

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h

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

$18 - $45

4 alternative options

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  3 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Petersburg, Va 1011 / ...

$26 - $57

Drive  •  2 h 15 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Petersburg 130.9 miles

$12 - $19

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Richmond, bus  •  4 h 12 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
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Petersburg, Va

$208 - $450

Fly Reagan Washington to Norfolk, train  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  2. Take the train from Norfolk Amtrak to Petersburg Amtrak

$203 - $467

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

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

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

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

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

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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 2 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Petersburg via Richmond, Va in around 3 h 7 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak 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
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Norfolk Amtrak to Petersburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Petersburg, Va
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $13
Flexible
$16 - $20
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

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