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There are 6 ways to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2 h 23 min

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

$93 - $254

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 46 min

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

$18 - $29

4 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Bethesda to Philadelphia 138.4 miles

$13 - $20

Subway to Reagan Washington, fly  •  3 h 16 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 6 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 53 min

  1. Take the subway from BETHESDA station to UNION STATION station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  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 train which costs $90 - $260 and takes 2 h 23 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 23 min and costs $90 - $260.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia is to train which takes 2 h 23 min and costs $90 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $29 and takes 4 h 46 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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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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There are 437+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Bethesda to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 123.9 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 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 3 h 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
55 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
+1 215-856-7924
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
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

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