There are 7 ways to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$93 - $254

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA

$18 - $29

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Silver Spring to Baltimore, MD - Greyhound Bus Terminal Downtown
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...

$30 - $61

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bethesda to Philadelphia 138.4 miles

$13 - $20

Subway to Reagan Washington, fly  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Take the subway from BETHESDA station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL

$172 - $444

Subway, subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the subway from BETHESDA station to FARRAGUT NORTH station
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAD - PHL

$198 - $821

Subway, train to Baltimore, fly  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the subway from BETHESDA station to UNION STATION station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL

$275 - $716

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Bethesda station to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Bethesda Station & Bay C and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Silver Spring and Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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The distance between Bethesda and Philadelphia is 124 miles. The road distance is 138.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs $90 - $260.

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It takes approximately 2 h 44 min to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Bethesda to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Silver Spring station.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia is to train which takes 2 h 44 min and costs $90 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $29 and takes 4 h 11 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Bethesda to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 123.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 44 min

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 34 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Bethesda to Philadelphia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
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 Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
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
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Silver Spring to Baltimore, MD - Greyhound Bus Terminal Downtown
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 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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Yes, the driving distance between Bethesda to Philadelphia is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 32 min to drive from Bethesda to Philadelphia.

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

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