There are 5 ways to get from Columbia to Philadelphia by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$144 - $295

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Line 150 bus, bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 150 bus from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb to BALTIMORE ST & EUTAW ST fs eb 150 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...

$19 - $50

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. Drive from Columbia to Philadelphia 118.3 miles

$11 - $17

Fly from Baltimore  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL

$219 - $559

Line 305 bus, subway to Reagan Washington, fly  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the line 305 bus from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb to SILVER SPRING station
  2. Take the subway from SILVER SPRING station to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station
  3. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL

$173 - $450

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The cheapest way to get from Columbia to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Columbia to Philadelphia is to train which costs $140 - $300 and takes 1 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Columbia to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via GREENE ST & LOMBARD ST ns sb and Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 25 min.

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The distance between Columbia and Philadelphia is 102 miles. The road distance is 118.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs $140 - $300.

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It takes approximately 1 h 32 min to get from Columbia to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Columbia to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, depart from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb station.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs $140 - $300. Alternatively, you can line 150 bus and bus, which costs $18 - $50 and takes 3 h 25 min, you could also fly, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 3 h 40 min.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 54 min.

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

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  • Distance: 102.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Columbia to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $220 and the journey takes 1 h 13 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Columbia to Philadelphia via BALTIMORE ST & EUTAW ST fs eb, GREENE ST & LOMBARD ST ns sb, HAINES ST & WARNER ST wb, and Baltimore Downtown, Md in around 3 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from SILVER SPRING station to GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb to BALTIMORE ST & EUTAW ST fs eb
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from LITTLE PATUXENT PKWY & VANTAGE POINT RD nb to SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
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.

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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 Columbia to Philadelphia is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 10 min to drive from Columbia to Philadelphia.

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American Airlines offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 376+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $90 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Columbia to Baltimore Airport is to line 501 bus which takes 1 h 8 min and costs $2.

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