There are 5 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 to Petersburg Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$30 - $80

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Bus  •  4 h

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

$18 - $45

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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, fly, bus  •  4 h 11 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

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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 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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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 2 h 46 min and costs .

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The train from Washington Union Station to Petersburg Amtrak takes 2 h 46 min 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 2 h 46 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 3 h 7 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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Washington to Petersburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Petersburg, Va station.

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

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
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station 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
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 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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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 2 h 15 min to drive from Washington to Petersburg.

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

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There are 42+ hotels available in Petersburg. Prices start at $55 USD per night.

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