Arlington to Chesapeake Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $6
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 0min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 28 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, bus, flight and by car
Distance 149 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, United
$28 · 2h 46min · 32 lb of CO2
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$6 · 4h 54min · 31 lb of CO2
Washington to Norfolk
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$118 · 1h 0min · 697 lb of CO2
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Arlington to Chesapeake Flights

There are 3 airports — DCA, IAD, BWI — that make sense to fly out of from Arlington and 2 airports — ORF, PHF — to access Chesapeake. The best deals are usually found by flying out of IAD.

United offers flights from DCA, IAD, BWI to ORF, PHF.

The cheapest way by air is via United and flies from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to Norfolk Intl (ORF). United flies from Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) to Norfolk Intl (ORF) and is the quickest flight to get you from Arlington to Chesapeake.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Chesapeake from Arlington, a flight is the quickest method.
$20 · 2h 49min · 32 lb of CO2
Arlington to Chesapeake

Drive from Arlington to Chesapeake

It's 150 miles between Arlington to Chesapeake. On a typical day, it might take between 2h 49min and 2h 57min from Arlington to Chesapeake under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 3h 6min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Chesapeake 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 $20.

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

The are 13 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Arlington to Chesapeake. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of College Park towards Norfolk, as it is the cheapest to Chesapeake. It's common to find tickets for as low as $6. Greyhound operates from Arlington to Chesapeake, 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 Chesapeake?

On your trip from Arlington to Chesapeake, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train.

Is the train or the bus better from Arlington to Chesapeake VA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Arlington to Chesapeake. 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 Chesapeake is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Arlington/Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake 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 Chesapeake?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Arlington to Chesapeake is by bus. The bus costs $6 roughly and will take 10 hours 15 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Arlington to Chesapeake?

Amtrak costs about $29 between Arlington and Chesapeake. In total, the train will take roughly 2 hours 52 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 NFK Norfolk or you will still have 2 miles to Chesapeake.

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

The total distance between Arlington and Chesapeake is 150 miles and will take you about 2 hours 49 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $20.

Travel companies on this route

Greyhound Greyhound from Arlington to Chesapeake
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Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
Amtrak Amtrak from Arlington to Chesapeake
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Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
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United United from Arlington to Chesapeake
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