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There are 5 ways to get from Washington to Richmond by bus, train, car or plane

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  1. Take the bus from Washington to Richmond

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Train

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station

Bus via Richmond, VA

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA

Drive

  1. Drive from Washington to Richmond

Fly

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Richmond (RIC)

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Richmond is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Richmond is to drive which costs $10 - $15 and takes 1h 48m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington and arriving at Richmond. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 5m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 40m.

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The distance between Washington and Richmond is 96 miles. The road distance is 106.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Richmond without a car is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs $17 - $25.

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The bus from Washington to Richmond takes 2h 5m including transfers and departs five times a day.

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

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Washington to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Richmond is to bus which takes 2h 5m and costs $17 - $25. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $16 - $95 and takes 2h 40m, you could also fly, which costs $100 - $410 and takes 3h 33m.

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  • Distance: 96 miles
  • Duration: 2h 5m

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Richmond 4 times a day. Tickets cost $17 - $25 and the journey takes 2h 5m. FlixBus-us also services this route 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station 3 times a day. Tickets cost $16 - $95 and the journey takes 2h 40m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Richmond
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $95
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
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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Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Schedules at
flixbus.com
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
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ourbus.com

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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 Richmond bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Richmond station.

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Washington to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Richmond is 106 miles. It takes approximately 1h 48m to drive from Washington to Richmond.

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

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Book your Washington to Richmond train tickets online with Omio.

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There are 154+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Washington Dulles Airport is to bus which takes 38 min and costs $3 - $8.

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