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There are 4 ways to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park by bus, taxi, train, car, subway or plane

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Bus, taxi  •  3 h 20 min

  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

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Train, drive  •  3 h 58 min

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

$37 - $78

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Shenandoah National Park 108.2 miles

$10 - $16

Subway, fly  •  4 h 21 min

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

$339 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2 h 19 min.

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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 3 h 20 min and costs $100 - $140.

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It takes approximately 3 h 20 min to get from Washington to Shenandoah National Park, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 53 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Shenandoah National Park is 108 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 19 min 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 57+ hotels available in Shenandoah National Park. Prices start at $63 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: 3 h 20 min

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

There is no direct connection from Washington to Shenandoah National Park. However, you can take the bus to Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex then take the taxi to Shenandoah National Park. Alternatively, you can take the train to Charlottesville Amtrak Station then take the drive to Shenandoah National Park.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $650
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
2 h 17 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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
Academy Bus
Phone
201-420-7000
Website
academybus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - 20th & G Street to Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $21
Schedules at
academybus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Culpeper, VA - Sports Complex to Shenandoah National Park
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Estimated price
$85 - $110

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