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

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Bus  •  5h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA

$21 - $45

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Train  •  5h 46m

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

$88 - $204

Bus, line 020 bus  •  7h 34m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Norfolk, Va 3005 / ...
  2. Take the line 020 bus from Wood & Church to Arctic & 19Th 020 / ...

$27 - $60

Drive  •  3h 31m

  1. Drive from Washington to Virginia Beach 209.2 miles

$20 - $30

Fly from Reagan Washington, line 960 bus  •  3h 6m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Norfolk (ORF) DCA - ORF
  2. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$133 - $277

Train to Baltimore, fly, line 960 bus  •  3h 19m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF
  3. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$206 - $444

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  3h 54m

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

$139 - $314

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Virginia Beach is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3h 31m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Virginia Beach is to fly and line 960 bus which costs $130 - $280 and takes 3h 6m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington, DC - Union Station station and arriving at Virginia Beach, VA. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 15m.

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The distance between Washington and Virginia Beach is 153 miles. The road distance is 209.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Virginia Beach without a car is to bus which takes 5h 15m and costs $21 - $45.

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The bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA takes 5h 15m including transfers and departs once daily.

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Washington to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Washington, DC - Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Virginia Beach is to bus which takes 5h 15m and costs $21 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $85 - $210 and takes 5h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 57m.

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Washington to Virginia Beach bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Virginia Beach, VA station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Virginia Beach.
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  • Distance: 153.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 15m

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

Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Virginia Beach once daily. Tickets cost $21 - $45 and the journey takes 5h 15m. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Washington to Virginia Beach once daily. Tickets cost $80 - $200 and the journey takes 4h 43m.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $490
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4h 43m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Megabus
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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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
5h 30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Website
gohrt.com
Bus from Wood & Church to Arctic & 19Th
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.com
Bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th
Ave. Duration
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Virginia Beach is 209 miles. It takes approximately 3h 31m to drive from Washington to Virginia Beach.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 589+ hotels available in Virginia Beach. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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

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