There are 8 ways to get from Bensalem to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Cornwells Heights to 30th Street Station Trenton Line
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$96 - $258

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Bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$28 - $56

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Line 50 bus, line 73 bus, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Take the line 50 bus from Street Rd & Knights Rd - MBNS to Frankford Transportation Center - Main Dropoff 20 / ...
  2. Take the line 73 bus from Frankford Transportation Center - Rt 73 to Richmond St & Westmoreland St Loop 73
  3. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Arlington, VA
  4. Take the bus from Columbia Pike & S Edgewood St to 18Th St & F St 16Y

Drive  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Drive from Bensalem to Washington 155.9 miles

$15 - $23

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Cornwells Heights to 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$175 - $449

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Cornwells Heights to 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD

$201 - $823

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Cornwells Heights to 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station

$278 - $720

Train, train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Take the train from Cornwells Heights to Trenton
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$123 - $558

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The cheapest way to get from Bensalem to Washington is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 54 min.

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The quickest way to get from Bensalem to Washington is to train which costs $95 - $260 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Bensalem to Washington. However, there are services departing from Street Rd & Knights Rd - MBNS and arriving at 18Th St & F St via Frankford Transportation Center - Rt 73, Philadelphia, PA and Columbia Pike & S Edgewood St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Bensalem to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Cornwells Heights and arriving at Washington Union Station via Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 47 min.

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The distance between Bensalem and Washington is 140 miles. The road distance is 155.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Bensalem to Washington without a car is to train which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $95 - $260.

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It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to get from Bensalem to Washington, including transfers.

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Bensalem to Washington bus services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Street Rd & Knights Rd - MBNS station.

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Bensalem to Washington train services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Cornwells Heights station.

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The best way to get from Bensalem to Washington is to train which takes 2 h 47 min and costs $95 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $60 and takes 4 h 56 min.

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  • Distance: 139.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 47 min

What companies run services between Bensalem, PA, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

You can take a train from Bensalem to Washington via 30th Street Station and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 2 h 47 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Bensalem to Washington every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Cornwells Heights to 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
septa.org
Train from Cornwells Heights to Trenton
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Schedules at
septa.org
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Cornwells Heights Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$20 - $30
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Room
$120 - $180
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$15 - $30
Business Seat
$23 - $40
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Bus from Street Rd & Knights Rd - MBNS to Frankford Transportation Center - Main Dropoff
Ave. Duration
43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
septa.org
Bus from Frankford Transportation Center - Rt 73 to Richmond St & Westmoreland St Loop
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
septa.org
bus
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Arlington, VA
Ave. Duration
2 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Columbia Pike & S Edgewood St to 18Th St & F St
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Bensalem to Washington bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, arrive at 18Th St & F St station.

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Bensalem to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Bensalem to Washington is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 54 min to drive from Bensalem to Washington.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 846+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $88 USD per night.

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