Directions from Bethesda to Philadelphia

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Acela Express

$93 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 46 min

$18 - $29

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 45 min

  1. 8808 / ...
  2. 1002 / ...

$30 - $70

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. 138.4 miles

$13 - $20

Subway to Reagan Washington, fly  •  3 h 17 min

  1. DCA - PHL

$173 - $445

Subway, subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4 h 2 min

  1. IAD - PHL

$199 - $822

Subway, train to Baltimore, fly  •  3 h 42 min

  1. BWI - PHL

$276 - $714

What companies run services between Bethesda, MD, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Bethesda to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 39 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Bethesda to Philadelphia via Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 102, Silver Spring Station & Bay 232, Sligo Ave & Fenton St, Silver Spring, Md, and Baltimore Downtown, Md in around 3 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from BETHESDA station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from BETHESDA station to UNION STATION station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Silver Spring, Md to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Bethesda and Philadelphia is 198 km. The road distance is 222 km.

The cheapest way to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 32 min.

The quickest way to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia is to train which takes 2 h 32 min and costs $90 - $260.

No, there is no direct bus from Bethesda to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Bethesda Station & Bay C and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Silver Spring Station & Bay 232, Silver Spring, Md and Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 45 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia, including transfers.