How to travel from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA

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Travel Information from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA

distanceDistance95 miles (153 km)
modeAvailable travel modesTrain, bus or flight
priceTicket price range$17 - $17
cheapestCheapest modeTrain • $17 (€15) • 2 h 3 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $172 (€150) • 45 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixBus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 95 miles (153 km) by train, bus or flight to Richmond, VA from Washington, DC. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are FlixBus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, ferry, flight or train from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA.

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from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA

How to get from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation
bus

The best way to travel from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA is by taking a bus because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

FlixBus
12:30PM1h55
Washington, DC
02:25PMRichmond, VA
$351One-way
0 transfers
Cheapest
FlixBus
02:35AM1h55
Washington, DC
04:30AMRichmond, VA
$291One-way
0 transfers
Fastest
C5
08:35AM1h04
Dulles International Airport, VA (IAD)
09:39AMRichmond International Airport, VA (RIC)
$4901One-way
0 transfers
Other options
Amtrak
07:20AM2h09
Union Station, Washington, DC
09:29AMStaples Mill Road Station, Richmond, VA
$651One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
07:20AM2h40
Union Station, Washington, DC
10:00AMMain Street Station, Richmond, VA
$661One-way
0 transfers
Amtrak
03:50PM2h26
Union Station, Washington, DC
06:16PMStaples Mill Road Station, Richmond, VA
$651One-way
0 transfers
Infobus
08:05AM2h05
Washington, DC
10:10AMRichmond, VA
$451One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
01:50PM2h05
Washington, DC
03:55PMRichmond, VA
$351One-way
0 transfers
FlixBus
09:15AM1h55
Washington, DC
11:10AMRichmond, VA
$471One-way
0 transfers
United
06:14AM3h49
Dulles International Airport, VA (IAD)
10:03AMRichmond International Airport, VA (RIC)
$5011One-way
1 transfer
American Airlines
08:16PM14h01
Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI)
10:17AMRichmond International Airport, VA (RIC)
$6041One-way
1 transfer
American Airlines
08:16PM12h02
Baltimore/Washington International Airport, MD (BWI)
08:18AMRichmond International Airport, VA (RIC)
$6041One-way
1 transfer

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Find the best route from Washington to Richmond with Amtrak, Greyhound and FlixBus. Comparing schedules and prices and booking the most affordable route has never been easier with over 1000 travel companies on Omio.

Amtrak is a passenger train service based in the United States. It operates more than 300 trains daily including trains between Washington and Richmond, connecting more than 500 destinations in 46 states and three Canadian provinces. Amtrak offers a variety of train types, including the Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Keystone Service, and the Auto Train. The Acela Express is the fastest train, reaching speeds of up to 150 mph. The Northeast Regional is the most popular, offering frequent service between major cities in the Northeast. The Keystone Service is a regional service connecting Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The Auto Train is a unique service that allows passengers to transport their cars along with them. Amtrak offers a variety of ticket types, including Saver, Value, Flexible, and Business Class. Saver tickets are the most affordable, while Business Class tickets offer the most amenities, such as complimentary meals and access to the Amtrak Metropolitan Lounge. Onboard facilities vary by train type, but all Amtrak trains offer comfortable seating, Wi-Fi, and power outlets. The most popular routes for Amtrak include the Northeast Corridor, which runs between Washington, D. C. And Boston, and the Pacific Surfliner, which runs between San Diego and San Luis Obispo, California. Other popular routes include the Capitol Corridor, which runs between San Jose and Sacramento, California, and the Empire Builder, which runs between Chicago and Seattle.

      FAQs: Travel from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA

      FAQs: Travel to Richmond, 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 Richmond, VA.
      FAQs

      You can get between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA 3 different ways: train, bus or flight.

      The cheapest way to go to Richmond, VA from Washington, DC is by taking a train, which costs on average $17 (€15).

      This is compared to other ways of getting from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA:

      A train is $1 (€1) less than a bus for this route with tickets for a bus from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA costing on average $17 (€15).

      Taking a train costs () less than taking a ferry, which costs on average () for the same trip.

      Taking a train costs $155 (€135) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $172 (€150) for the same trip.

      The fastest way from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA is by flight with an average journey time of 45 min.

      There are alternative travel options to Richmond, VA that take longer:

      Getting to Richmond, VA by bus takes 1 h 55 min on average.

      Train takes on average 2 h 3 min.

      Richmond, VA is approximately 95 miles (153 km) away from Washington, DC.

      The average frequency per day from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA is:

      • Around 10 buses per day.
      • Around 3 trains per day.

      However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your route between Washington, DC and Richmond, VA as scheduled services by train, bus or flight can vary by season or day of the week.

      These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA:

        Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA:

        • You can travel from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA by bus with FlixBus, Greyhound, OurBus or Infobus. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $17 (€15) with FlixBus from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA.
        • You can go to Richmond, VA from Washington, DC by plane with Republic Airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $693 (€601) with Republic Airlines from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA on Omio.
        • You can travel by train to Richmond, VA from Washington, DC with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Washington, DC to Richmond, VA tickets for $17 (€15) on Omio.

        Yes, there are direct services available from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA with the following travel companies:

        • 10 direct buses per day with FlixBus or Greyhound.
        • Direct train available with Amtrak 3 direct trains per day.

        Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Richmond, VA as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA.

        Many of our customers who book a trip from Washington, DC to Richmond, VA often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York, NY, Alexandria, VA, Charlottesville, VA or Norfolk, VA. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Washington, DC and Richmond, VA itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Richmond, VA and any of these top destinations today!

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