Duration 2h 49m
Distance 131.7 miles
Average price $58
Frequency Hourly

Trip overview

The average train between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Washington takes 2h 49m and the fastest train takes 2h 9m. There is an hourly train service from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington. The journey time may be longer on weekends and holidays; use the search form on this page to search for a specific travel date.


  1. 30th Street Train Station
    Acela / ...
  2. Washington
2h 32m
$42 - $114

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington train times

Trains run hourly between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Washington. The earliest departure is at 07:41 in the morning, and the last departure from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is at 22:41 which arrives into Washington at 01:41. All services require a transfer, and take on average 2h 49m. The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Frequently asked questions

Want to know about travelling from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington? We have put together a list of the most frequently asked questions from our users such as: What is the cheapest mode of transport?, What is the quickest option?, How much do tickets usually cost? and many more.

No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal A and arriving at Washington Union Station via University City and 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 32m.

More details

The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Washington is 118 miles. The road distance is 131.7 miles.

Get driving directions

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from 30th Street Train Station.

More details

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Washington Union Station.

More details

There are 833+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

More details

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Washington?

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1h 46m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly.
Train operators
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Estimated price
$50 - $100

Get the Rome2rio app

Find the best way to get from A to B, anywhere in the world, on your mobile or tablet.

Compare your options: plane, train, bus, car, ferry, bike share, driving and walking directions all in one search.

Learn more about our apps