There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Roanoke by train, bus, car, subway or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 5 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak Northeast Regional

$80 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus via Charlottesville, Va  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Springfield to Charlottesville, Va 3925 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va 1511 / ...

$38 - $90

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Richmond, Va 3013 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va 1511 / ...

$41 - $97

Drive  •  4 h 4 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Roanoke 240 miles

$23 - $35

Subway, fly to Roanoke  •  4 h 3 min

  1. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Roanoke (ROA) IAD - ROA

$170 - $614

Fly to Lewisburg, drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Lewisburg (LWB) IAD - LWB
  2. Drive from Lewisburg to Roanoke

$146 - $722

Fly to Charlottesville, train  •  6 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlottesville (CHO) IAD - CHO
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak

$329 - $690

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Roanoke is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4 h 4 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Roanoke is to subway and fly which costs $170 - $650 and takes 4 h 3 min.

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The distance between Washington and Roanoke is 195 miles. The road distance is 240 miles.

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The train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak takes 5 h 5 min including transfers and departs once daily.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Roanoke, Va via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 17 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station Amtrak station and arriving at Roanoke Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 5 min.

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington to Roanoke once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 5 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Roanoke via Richmond, Va in around 6 h 17 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lewisburg via Staunton
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $140
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 32 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
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.

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 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 Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60
Bus from Springfield to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45

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