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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park by bus, taxi, train, car or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  3h 18m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Virginia & 21 St. NW to Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex Washington
  2. Take a taxi from Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex to Shenandoah National Park

$103 - $131

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Train, drive  •  3h 58m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station Crescent / ...
  2. Drive from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Shenandoah National Park

$36 - $98

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Bus, taxi via Washington, DC - 20th & G Street  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - 20th & G Street to Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex Washington
  2. Take a taxi from Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex to Shenandoah National Park

$103 - $131

Bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg Wdc

$98 - $146

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Washington to Shenandoah National Park 108.2 miles

$10 - $16

Fly to Charlottesville  •  3h 56m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Charlottesville (CHO) IAD - CHO

$162 - $616

Fly to Staunton, taxi  •  3h 50m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Staunton (SHD) IAD - SHD
  2. Take a taxi from Staunton to Shenandoah National Park

$268 - $748

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2h 21m.

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The distance between Washington and Shenandoah National Park is 83 miles. The road distance is 108.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park without a car is to bus and taxi which takes 3h 18m and costs $100 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3h 18m to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park is to bus which takes 4h 24m and costs $95 - $150. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $160 - $650 and takes 3h 56m.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Shenandoah National Park is 108 miles. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Washington to Shenandoah National Park.

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

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There are 60+ hotels available in Shenandoah National Park. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park.
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  • Distance: 82.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 18m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Shenandoah National Park, VA, USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Washington DC to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg once daily. Tickets cost $12 - $29 and the journey takes 3h 20m. Virginia Breeze also services this route once daily. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Washington to Shenandoah National Park 3 times a day.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Staunton
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
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 Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Charlottesville Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 33m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $140
Bus operators
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Virginia & 21 St. NW to Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Schedules at
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Bus from Washington, DC - 20th & G Street to Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Schedules at
academybus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$12 - $29
Book at
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Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington DC to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
Other operators
Taxi from Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex to Shenandoah National Park
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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

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