There are 3 ways to get from Columbia to Philadelphia by train, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 37 min

  1. Acela Express / ...

$144 - $295

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 10 min

  1. 118.3 miles

$11 - $17

Fly  •  3 h 43 min

  1. BWI - PHL

$220 - $560

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Columbia to Philadelphia every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $80 - $220 and the journey takes 1 h 18 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Columbia to Philadelphia twice daily.

American Airlines
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
53 min
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
+1 1-800-872-7245
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Columbia and Philadelphia is 164 km. The road distance is 189 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Columbia to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1 h 37 min and costs $140 - $300.

It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Columbia to Philadelphia, including transfers.