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There is one daily bus from Richmond to Arlington. Traveling by bus from Richmond to Arlington usually takes around 2 hours, but some buses might arrive slightly earlier or later than scheduled depending on traffic conditions.
|Distance||94 mi (152 km)|
|Shortest duration||2h 0m|
|Trips per day||1|
|Most frequent service||SprinterBus|
What bus companies travel from Richmond to Arlington?
There is one intercity bus company available to search and book on Wanderu that operates from Richmond to Arlington. SprinterBus is the only company that has bus schedules available to search and book at the moment. It only makes the trip once a day on most days.
|Bus||Daily Trips||Avg. Time||Avg. Price|
Sprinter Bus provides daily bus services between New York City, Hampton Road, and Dover Downs. Buses feature common amenities like WiFi and electrical outlets. Trips from Richmond to Arlington take about 2 hours and 0 minutes on Sprinter Bus, and most trips depart from Short Pump Town Center in Richmond. Sprinter Bus is known for its affordable and reliable service in impeccably-maintained buses.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is it safe to travel by bus from Richmond to Arlington during the COVID-19 pandemic?
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Although masks are no longer required on public transportation, we stand behind CDC guidelines that encourage passengers to wear a mask over their nose and mouth while on the bus or in stations.
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How long is the bus ride from Richmond to Arlington?
The bus takes an average of 2 hours to cover the 94 miles from Richmond to Arlington. It's the perfect amount of time to take a nap, get some work done, or watch a movie. Keep in mind that your actual bus may arrive earlier or later than scheduled, depending on whether there is more or less traffic than usual.
What is the busiest day of the week to travel by bus?
When do the earliest and latest buses leave Richmond?
There is usually only one bus per day from Richmond to Arlington. It leaves the station in Richmond at 9:00am each day. The time might vary for specific dates, so be sure to search on Wanderu for the most up-to-date information.
How many bus schedules are there most days?
As one of the most historically significant cities in the U.S., Richmond is a top-tier destination for not just fans of history but also culturally-inclined travelers. The premier tourist attraction of the city is the Virginia State Capitol, which features a unique architecture partially designed by Thomas Jefferson himself. For those who want to enjoy a cultural experience, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts is worth checking out, as it houses five exquisitely beautiful Fabergé eggs, along with works by Degas, Cézanne, and Renoir. If you wish to retreat from the concrete jungle, the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a great alternative.
Richmond’s diverse community has had a huge influence on its food scene. Croaker's Spot is a famous restaurant that serves some of the best seafood around. Richmond is also the home to a burgeoning craft beer scene, and there are as many as 30 brands in the city. Some of the local favorites include Hardywood, The Veil Brewing Co., and The Answer Brewpub.
Richmond is a major hub for bus travel, and visitors can catch buses that go to cities like Washington, D.C., New York and Raleigh on a daily basis. The city boasts two Amtrak train stations that provide regular service to Washington, D.C., New York City and beyond. The principal one is the Main Street Station, which is located right in the heart of downtown Richmond. The main airport is the Richmond International Airport, 7 miles southeast of the city.
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Located just across the Potomac from Washington, D.C., Arlington is rich in cultural heritage and historical values. One of the most popular attractions in the city is the Arlington National Cemetery, where more than 400,000 soldiers have been laid to rest. The cemetery is also the home of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, which has been locked since 1937. Visiting the cemetery is free, and it’s one of the top free things to do in the DC area. For culturally inclined tourists, you might be interested in the Signature Theatre and their currently-screening shows. This award-winning theatre is a vibrant creative space where people are always striving for new ideas.
As a modern city, Arlington is full of exciting establishments that will cater to all your needs. If you wish to grab a cup of coffee for a wake-up call in the morning, Commonwealth Joe Coffee Roasters is a local favorite with over 14 years of experience. For the best pizza slices in town, check out Pupatella.
Bus service departs and arrives directly in Arlington, and you can head into neighboring Washington, D.C. or Alexandria to catch an Amtrak train. The Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport is located just 4.2 miles from the center of Arlington.
Where does the bus leave from in Richmond?
Main departure station: Short Pump Town Center
Most buses depart from the main station in Richmond.
All bus stations in Richmond:
Short Pump Town Center
Where does the bus arrive in Arlington?
Main arrival station: Pentagon City Mall - 1100 S Hayes St
All buses from Richmond arrive at one main station in Arlington.
All bus stations in Arlington:
Pentagon City Mall - 1100 S Hayes St
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