The cheapest trains from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Cheapest

$54

Average

$67

The best way to find a cheap fare is to book your ticket as far in advance as you can and to avoid traveling at rush hour.

The average ticket from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA will cost around $ 67 if you buy it on the day, but the cheapest tickets can be found for only $ 54.

Cheapest
04:49PMUnion Station2h24 07:13PMCharlottesville Amtrak, VA
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$541One-way
2nd Cheapest
06:30PMUnion Station2h17 08:47PMCharlottesville Amtrak, VA
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$811One-way

Timetable Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA

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04:49PMUnion Station2h24 07:13PMCharlottesville Amtrak, VA
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06:30PMUnion Station2h17 08:47PMCharlottesville Amtrak, VA
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Sat
Oct 16
$42Amtrak
$40Greyhound
$232air wisconsin
Sun
Oct 17
$54Amtrak
$39Greyhound
$232air wisconsin
Mon
Oct 18
$23Amtrak
$33Greyhound
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Thu
Oct 21
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$34Greyhound
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Fri
Oct 22
$23Amtrak
$37Greyhound
$229air wisconsin
Sat
Oct 23
$24Amtrak
$34Greyhound
$233air wisconsin
Wed
Oct 27
$23Amtrak
$27Greyhound
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Thu
Oct 28
$23Amtrak
$33Greyhound
$138air wisconsin
Fri
Oct 29
$23Amtrak
$37Greyhound
$137air wisconsin

The fastest trains from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA

Showing times and prices for Oct 17

Fastest Journey

2 h 17 m

Average

2 h 20 m

Trains per day

2

Distance

158 km

Of the 2 trains that leave Washington, DC for Charlottesville, VA every day 2 travel direct so it’s quite easy to avoid journeys where you’ll have to change along the way.

These direct trains cover the 158 km distance in an average of 2 h 20 m but if you time it right, some trains will get you there in just 2 h 17 m .

The slowest trains will take 2 h 24 m and usually involve a change or two along the way, but you might be able to save a few pennies if you’re on a budget.

Fastest
06:30PMUnion Station2h17 08:47PMCharlottesville Amtrak, VA
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$811One-way
2nd Fastest
04:49PMUnion Station2h24 07:13PMCharlottesville Amtrak, VA
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$541One-way

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Train Information between Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA

distanceDistance98 miles (158 km)
durationAverage train duration2 h 17 min
priceAverage train ticket price$34 (€27)
frequencyTrain frequency2 a day
changesDirect trainYes, there are 2 direct trains a day
carriersTrain companiesAmtrak

Trains from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA cover the 98 miles (158 km) long route taking on average 2 h 17 min with our travel partners like Amtrak. Normally, there are 2 trains operating per day, including direct services available. You can get the cheapest train tickets for this trip for as low as $23 (€19), but the average price of train tickets is $34 (€27).

Train companies

Amtrak trains from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA

Amtrak trains will get you between Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA from $23 (€19). With over 1000 travel companies on Omio, you can find the best train times and tickets for your trip.

Amtrak

Amtrak is the main train company in the United States operating medium and long-distance intercity services in 46 US states as well as in 3 Canadian provinces. There are over 300 Amtrak trains running daily. With Amtrak you can travel by train across the country and explore destinations near and far with routes such as the Northeast Regional connecting cities in the East Coast, the Coast Starlight connecting destinations up and down the West Coast, the Empire Builder connecting Chicago and Midwestern cities to the Northwest, and many more. Amtrak offers different class options suiting any budget, from Coach Class to Business Class, First Class, and the Sleeper Class, where you can book a Roomette, Bedroom, and Bedroom suite among others for night travel. There are several different ticket types including Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium for you to book for your next train journey from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA.

Train information from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA with Amtrak:

  • Average Duration: 2 h 53 min
  • Amtrak frequency: 1 a day

Read on for COVID-19 recommendations and policies for your Amtrak train ticket between Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA:

  • Cashless payments recommended
  • Online booking and check-in recommended
  • Pre-reservation / seat allocation
  • Exceptions to waive change or cancellation fees policy
  • Change fees have been waived for all reservations made before March 31, 2021.
  • If you've booked with Omio, to change your reservation, go to Amtrak.com (Modify Trip) or the Amtrak app. A fare difference may apply to your new itinerary. If you want to cancel your reservation, you must call 800-USA-RAIL (not available via Amtrak.com or the app).

Travel Tips

Trains from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA
Travel by train to Charlottesville, VA easily. Whether you want fast, cheap or something entirely different, our travel experts have collected everything you need to know so you can find the best option from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA.
FAQs
How much does a cheap train from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA cost?
Omio customers have found the cheapest trains from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA to cost as little as $23 (€19)  in the next 7 days.
How much is the train from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA on average?
The train price to Charlottesville, VA from Washington, DC is on average $34 (€27)  if you are looking to book your tickets for this route in the next 7 days.
How far is Charlottesville, VA from Washington, DC by train?
The train distance from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA is around 98 miles (158 km).
How many hours is the train time to Charlottesville, VA from Washington, DC?
On average the Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA train travel time is 2 h 17 min  for the 98 miles (158 km) long journey, but the duration can vary if you travel on weekends and holidays.
What train providers go from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA?
For the best Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA train to book, you can travel safely and comfortably with Amtrak. However, it's always good to check all possible train companies with services between Washington, DC and Charlottesville, VA to compare what amenities they may offer.
How many train services are there from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA a day?
The average number of trains departing Washington, DC for Charlottesville, VA is 2 a day. The train schedules and services may vary between weekdays and weekends.
When does the first train depart from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA? When does the last train depart from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA?
You can take the earliest train from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA at 3: 00 PM   or take the last train from Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA leaving at 10: 30 PM. Look for the latest Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA train schedules on Omio and book the best time to take the train for this route.
How early should I book Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA train tickets to get the best deals?
You can find trains to Charlottesville, VA from Washington, DC to cost on average $34 (€27) one way if you book within the next 7 days. But we recommend buying train tickets in advance to score the best deals and save money on your journey. You’ll see tickets for the Washington, DC to Charlottesville, VA train generally on sale a few months before the planned travel date.

Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

Washington, DC
Charlottesville, VA
The major railway station for departures from Washington, DC is Union Station. Read all the information you need to know about services, amenities and connections at Union Station for your journey to Charlottesville, VA from Washington, DC.
Amenities at station
WifiWifi
LockersLockers
ParkingParking
ATMATM
ticketOfficeHours
Ticket office hours
Mon - Fri: 04: 30 - 22: 00 | Sat - Sun: 05: 00 - 22: 00
Connections to/from station
Metro lines: Red
Bus lines: D6, D8, 80, 96,
Train lines: Acela, Capitol Limited, Cardinal, Carolinian, Crescent, Fredericksburg Line, MARC Brunswick, MARC Camden, MARC Penn, Manassas Line, Northeast Regional, Palmetto, Silver Service/Palmetto, Vermonter