Arlington to Atlanta Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $72
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 54min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 84 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 538 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United, Megabus
$109 · 15h 9min · 84 lb of CO2
Washington to Atlanta
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$113 · 12h 17min · 136 lb of CO2
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$250 · 1h 54min · 434 lb of CO2
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Arlington to Atlanta Flights

There are 3 airports — DCA, IAD, BWI — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 1 airports — ATL — to access Atlanta. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

Southwest Airlines, United, Alaska Airlines operate flights which can help you travel from Arlington to Atlanta.

The cheapest way by air is via Southwest Airlines and flies from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL). Southwest Airlines flies from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL) and is the quickest flight to get you from Arlington to Atlanta.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Atlanta from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
$73 · 9h 18min · 106 lb of CO2
Arlington to Atlanta

Drive from Arlington to Atlanta

It's 539 miles between Arlington to Atlanta. On a typical day, it might take between 9h 18min and 9h 45min from Arlington to Atlanta under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 10h 13min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Atlanta by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $72.

What is the best way to travel from Arlington to Atlanta?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Atlanta. The fastest way out of Springfield towards Atlanta is by bus, as it is the quickest to the Atlanta area. This doesn't necessarily take into consideration traffic or weather - so these may impact some of your decision making. It's common to find tickets for as low as $72. Southwest Airlines operates from Arlington to Atlanta, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Arlington to Atlanta?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Atlanta GA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Atlanta. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to Atlanta is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Atlanta buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Arlington is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Arlington VA and Atlanta during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Arlington to Atlanta? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Atlanta traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to Atlanta is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Arlington to Atlanta?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Atlanta is by bus. The bus costs $72 roughly and will take 17 hours 12 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Arlington to Atlanta?

Amtrak costs about $114 between Arlington and Atlanta. In total, the train will take roughly 12 hours 26 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at WAS Washington Union Station, which is 6 miles from Arlington. Further, once you arrive at ATL Atlanta Amtrak or you will still have 4 miles to Atlanta.

How long does it take from Arlington to Atlanta by car?

The total distance between Arlington and Atlanta is 539 miles and will take you about 9 hours 18 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $73.

Travel companies on this route

Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Atlanta
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Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Arlington to Atlanta
Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Arlington to Atlanta
United United from Arlington to Atlanta
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Megabus Megabus from Arlington to Atlanta
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