There are 5 ways to get from Williamsburg to Roanoke by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  5 h 12 min

  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  •  8 h 58 min

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

$158 - $393

Drive  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Drive from Williamsburg to Roanoke 239.1 miles

$23 - $35

Fly from Newport News  •  6 h 44 min

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

$264 - $1,408

Train to Richmond, fly  •  7 h 32 min

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

$291 - $1,387

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

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

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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 5 h 12 min.

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

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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 5 h 12 min and costs $35 - $90.

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It takes approximately 5 h 12 min 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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  • Distance: 178.8 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 12 min

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 5 h 12 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Williamsburg to Roanoke via Alexandria Amtrak in around 8 h 58 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Newport News to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Roanoke via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Newport News to Roanoke via Charlotte, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7 h 45 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$360 - $1,600
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Newport News to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,500
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,200
Flights from Richmond to Roanoke via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
6 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Williamsburg Amtrak to Richmond Main Street Amtrak
Ave. Duration
49 min
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
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Richmond, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $40
Flexible
$40 - $60

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