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There are 4 ways to get from Columbia to Philadelphia by train, car, plane, bus or subway

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Train  •  1h 32m

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

$144 - $295

3 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 10m

  1. Drive from Columbia to Philadelphia 118.3 miles

$11 - $17

Fly from Baltimore  •  3h 46m

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

$219 - $559

Line 305 bus, subway to Reagan Washington, fly  •  4h 24m

  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 2h 10m.

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

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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 1h 32m and costs $140 - $300.

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

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The best way to get from Columbia to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1h 32m and costs $140 - $300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 3h 46m.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 52m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Columbia to Philadelphia is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2h 10m 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 471+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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

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 1h 13m. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Columbia to Philadelphia 3 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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
20m
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 SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
1h 1m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov

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The best way to get from Columbia to Baltimore Airport is to line 501 bus which takes 1h 4m and costs $2.

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