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There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Red River Gorge by plane, car or train

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Fly from Reagan Washington, drive  •  4h 18m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Lexington (LEX) DCA - LEX
  2. Drive from Lexington to Red River Gorge

$150 - $564

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Train, drive  •  14h 48m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Maysville Amtrak Station Cardinal
  2. Drive from Maysville Amtrak Station to Red River Gorge

$71 - $99

2 alternative options

Fly from Washington Dulles, drive  •  4h 38m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Lexington (LEX) IAD - LEX
  2. Drive from Lexington to Red River Gorge

$174 - $818

Drive  •  8h 50m

  1. Drive from Washington to Red River Gorge 517 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Red River Gorge is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Red River Gorge is to fly and drive which costs $150 - $600 and takes 4h 18m.

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The distance between Washington and Red River Gorge is 366 miles. The road distance is 517 miles.

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It takes approximately 4h 18m to get from Washington to Red River Gorge, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Lexington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 42m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Red River Gorge is 517 miles. It takes approximately 8h 50m to drive from Washington to Red River Gorge.

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American Airlines and Delta offer flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Lexington Airport.

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There are two+ hotels available in Red River Gorge. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15m and costs $2 - $4.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Red River Gorge.
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  • Distance: 365.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 18m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Red River Gorge, KY, USA?

There is no direct connection from Washington to Red River Gorge. However, you can take the subway to NATIONAL AIRPORT station, take the walk to Reagan Washington airport, fly to Lexington, then take the drive to Red River Gorge. Alternatively, you can take the bus to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door, take the walk to Washington Dulles airport, fly to Lexington, then take the drive to Red River Gorge.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1h 42m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lexington via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Lexington via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 3m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$290 - $650
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lexington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 53m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lexington
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Maysville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
12h 52m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Seat
$120 - $180

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