• Our partners include:

  • Greyhound USA
  • VIA Rail
  • Amtrak
  • Acela Express
  • Megabus
  • SuperShuttle
  • Booking.com
  • Skyscanner
  • Airbnb
  • Expedia

There are 9 ways to get from Washington to Tennessee by plane, subway, train, bus or car

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

Fly Reagan Washington to Knoxville  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Knoxville (TYS) DCA - TYS

$208 - $673

Cheapest option

Bus  •  20 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington to Atlanta GA
  2. Take the bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Nashville, TN

$87 - $118

7 alternative options

Fly Reagan Washington to Nashville  •  3 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Nashville (BNA) DCA - BNA

$135 - $395

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Knoxville  •  3 h 54 min

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

$274 - $680

Fly Reagan Washington to Memphis  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Memphis (MEM) DCA - MEM

$148 - $572

Train to Baltimore, fly to Nashville  •  4 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Nashville (BNA) BWI - BNA

$188 - $592

Fly Reagan Washington to Chattanooga  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Chattanooga (CHA) DCA - CHA

$183 - $333

Train, bus  •  17 h 40 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Lynchburg Amtrak Station Crescent / ...
  2. Take the bus from Lynchburg, Va to Nashville, Tn 1511 / ...

$88 - $220

Drive  •  11 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Nashville 669.7 miles

$65 - $95

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington to Tennessee is to drive which costs $65 - $95 and takes 11 h 5 min.

More details

The quickest way to get from Washington to Tennessee is to fly which costs $200 - $700 and takes 3 h 19 min.

More details

No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Tennessee. However, there are services departing from Washington and arriving at Nashville, TN via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 20 h 15 min.

More details

The distance between Washington and Tennessee is 555 miles. The road distance is 669.7 miles.

Get driving directions

The best way to get from Washington to Tennessee without a car is to train and bus which takes 17 h 40 min and costs $85 - $220.

More details

It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Washington to Tennessee, including transfers.

More details

Washington to Tennessee bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington station.

More details

The best way to get from Washington to Tennessee is to fly which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $200 - $700. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $85 - $120 and takes 20 h 15 min.

Mode details

The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Knoxville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 46 min.

Search flights

Washington to Tennessee bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Nashville, TN station.

More details

Map of how to get from Washington to Tennessee.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 554.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Tennessee, USA?

American Airlines and Delta fly from Washington to Knoxville hourly. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington to Nashville via Marta Civic Center Station - Nb in around 20 h 15 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nashville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Baltimore to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,200
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nashville
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Reagan Washington to Nashville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$210 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis
Ave. Duration
2 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $800
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga
Ave. Duration
2 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $1,400
Flights from Reagan Washington to Memphis via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,000
Flights from Reagan Washington to Chattanooga via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $750
Train operators
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
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Lynchburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $90
Room
$190 - $260
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 Lynchburg, Va to Nashville, Tn
Ave. Duration
13 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $130
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$50 - $85
Flexible
$100 - $130
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Atlanta GA
Ave. Duration
14 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$60 - $80
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Marta Civic Center Station - Nb to Nashville, TN
Ave. Duration
4 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $40
Book at
megabus.com

Want to know more about travelling around United States

Rome2rio's Travel Guide series provide vital information for the global traveller. Filled with useful and timely travel information, the guides answer all the hard questions - such as 'How do I buy a ticket?', 'Should I book online before I travel? ', 'How much should I expect to pay?', 'Do the trains and buses have Wifi?' - to help you get the most out of your next trip.

More Questions & Answers

Tennessee is 1 h behind Washington. It is currently 12:09 PM in Washington and 11:09 AM in Tennessee.

Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Tennessee is 670 miles. It takes approximately 11 h 5 min to drive from Washington to Tennessee.

Get driving directions

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

Search flights

There are 36+ hotels available in Tennessee. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

More details

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

More details