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There are 6 ways to get from Williamsburg to Roanoke by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  6h

  1. Take the bus from Williamsburg to Richmond, Va 3562 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va 1511 / ...

$36 - $86

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Train  •  8h 58m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak Northeast Regional

$158 - $393

Drive  •  3h 59m

  1. Drive from Williamsburg to Roanoke 239.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Newport News  •  7h 23m

  1. Fly from Newport News (PHF) to Roanoke (ROA) PHF - ROA

$264 - $1,408

Train to Richmond, fly  •  8h 4m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Roanoke (ROA) RIC - ROA

$293 - $1,390

Train to Washington Dulles, fly  •  8h 19m

  1. Take the train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Roanoke (ROA) IAD - ROA

$249 - $809

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The cheapest way to get from Williamsburg to Roanoke is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Williamsburg to Roanoke is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 3h 59m.

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

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No, there is no direct train from Williamsburg station to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Williamsburg Amtrak Station and arriving at Roanoke Amtrak via Alexandria Amtrak Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 58m.

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The distance between Williamsburg and Roanoke is 179 miles. The road distance is 239.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Williamsburg to Roanoke without a car is to bus which takes 6h and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 6h to get from Williamsburg to Roanoke, including transfers.

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Williamsburg to Roanoke bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Williamsburg station.

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Williamsburg to Roanoke train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Williamsburg Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Williamsburg to Roanoke is to bus which takes 6h and costs $35 - $90. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $150 - $400 and takes 8h 58m, you could also fly, which costs $260 - $1,500 and takes 7h 23m.

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Map of how to get from Williamsburg to Roanoke.
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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 6h

What companies run services between Williamsburg, VA, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

You can take a bus from Williamsburg to Roanoke via Richmond, Va in around 6h. Alternatively, you can take a train from Williamsburg to Roanoke via Alexandria Amtrak Station in around 8h 58m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newport News to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
5h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Roanoke via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
6h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Roanoke via Philadelphia, Charlotte
Ave. Duration
6h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,500
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 11m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newport News to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6h 25m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Alexandria Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3h 14m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Alexandria Amtrak Station to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4h 44m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
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 Williamsburg to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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There is no direct flight from Newport News Airport to Roanoke Airport. The quickest flight takes 3h 46m and has one stopover.

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Williamsburg to Roanoke bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Roanoke, Va station.

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Williamsburg to Roanoke train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Roanoke Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Williamsburg to Roanoke is 239 miles. It takes approximately 3h 59m to drive from Williamsburg to Roanoke.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Newport News Airport to Roanoke Airport.

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There are 55+ hotels available in Roanoke. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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