Atlanta to Alexandria Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $51
Fastest Way Flight — 1h 46min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 85 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — train, flight, bus and by car
Distance 537 miles
Travel Companies Greyhound, Amtrak, Alaska Airlines, Southwest Airlines, United, Multiple Airlines
Train
$113 · 12h 17min · 135 lb of CO2
ATL to ALX
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Flight
$108 · 1h 46min · 391 lb of CO2
ATL to DCA
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Atlanta to Alexandria Flights

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

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

The cheapest way by air is via United and flies from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL) to Washington Dulles Intl (IAD). United flies from Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta Intl (ATL) to Washington Dulles Intl (IAD) and is the quickest flight to get you from Atlanta to Alexandria.Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Alexandria from Atlanta, a flight is the quickest method.
Bus
$51 · 17h 29min · 97 lb of CO2
Atlanta to Washington
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Drive
$73 · 9h 17min · 105 lb of CO2
Atlanta to Alexandria

Drive from Atlanta to Alexandria

It's 538 miles between Atlanta to Alexandria. On a typical day, it might take between 9h 17min and 9h 44min from Atlanta to Alexandria under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 10h 12min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Alexandria 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 Atlanta to Alexandria?

The are 12 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Atlanta to Alexandria. If you're only considering the price, you should check out the bus out of Atlanta towards Washington, as it is the cheapest to Alexandria. It's common to find tickets for as low as $51. Greyhound operates from Atlanta to Alexandria, so you book your trip with them! Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Atlanta to Alexandria?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are train, flight, bus 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 Atlanta to Alexandria VA?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Atlanta to Alexandria. 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 Alexandria is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Atlanta/Alexandria buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Atlanta 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 Atlanta GA and Alexandria 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 Atlanta to Alexandria? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Alexandria 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 Alexandria 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 Atlanta to Alexandria?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Atlanta to Alexandria is by bus. The bus costs $51 roughly and will take 17 hours 29 minutes.

How much does Amtrak cost from Atlanta to Alexandria?

Amtrak costs about $113 between Atlanta and Alexandria. In total, the train will take roughly 12 hours 17 minutes and there are no connections that you will have to make. We recommend catching the train at ATL Atlanta Amtrak, which is 4 miles from Atlanta. Further, once you arrive at ALX Alexandria Amtrak or you will still have 1 miles to Alexandria.

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

The total distance between Atlanta and Alexandria is 538 miles and will take you about 9 hours 17 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

Bus
Greyhound Greyhound from Atlanta to Alexandria
Useful Links Greyhound Contact Page Greyhound Bustracker Website
Customer Service1-214-849-8966
Customer Service Español1-800-531-5332
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Train
Amtrak Amtrak from Atlanta to Alexandria
Useful Links Map Coverage Schedule Pet Policy Website
Customer Service and Reservations1-800-872-7245
International Visitors215-856-7952
Group Travel Requests1-800-872-1477
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Flight
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines from Atlanta to Alexandria
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Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines from Atlanta to Alexandria
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United United from Atlanta to Alexandria
Useful Links Map Reservations Coverage Baggage Website
Reservations1-800-864-8331
Damaged, Delayed, or Lost Luggage & Lost Items1-800-335-2247
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