There are 8 ways to get from Fairfax to Philadelphia by subway, train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Subway, train Amtrak Acela Express  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the subway from VIENNA station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to UNION STATION station Red
  3. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$95 - $257

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Line 699 bus, line 80 bus, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Take the line 699 bus from Fairfax Govt Ctr to 18Th St @ E St Nw 699
  2. Take the line 80 bus from 18Th St Nw & E St Nw to N Capitol St Ne & I St Ne 80
  3. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA

$23 - $38

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Subway, train Amtrak Northeast Regional  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the subway from VIENNA station to NEW CARROLLTON station Orange
  2. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Northeast Regional / ...

$79 - $196

Bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the bus from University Dr & Sager Ave to King Street Sta + Bus Bay B 29K
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...

$25 - $55

Drive  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Drive from Fairfax to Philadelphia 156.8 miles

$15 - $23

Subway to Reagan Washington, fly  •  3 h 20 min

  1. Take the subway from VIENNA station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL

$172 - $444

Subway, subway to Washington Dulles, fly  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Take the subway from VIENNA station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  2. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAD - PHL

$196 - $817

Subway, train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Take the subway from VIENNA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
  2. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL

$224 - $748

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Fairfax to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Fairfax Govt Ctr and arriving at Philadelphia, PA via 18Th St Nw & E St Nw and Washington DC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 12 min.

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The distance between Fairfax and Philadelphia is 138 miles. The road distance is 156.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Fairfax to Philadelphia without a car is to subway and train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 37 min to get from Fairfax to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Fairfax to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Fairfax Connector, depart from Fairfax Govt Ctr station.

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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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Fairfax to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Philadelphia, PA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Fairfax to Philadelphia is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 52 min to drive from Fairfax to Philadelphia.

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

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There are 374+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Fairfax to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 138.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 37 min

What companies run services between Fairfax, VA, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Fairfax to Philadelphia via 18Th St @ E St Nw, 18Th St Nw & E St Nw, N Capitol St Ne & I St Ne, and Washington DC in around 5 h 12 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
53 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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from VIENNA station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to UNION STATION station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from VIENNA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from VIENNA station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from VIENNA station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from NEW CARROLLTON MARC nb to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
Fairfax Connector
Phone
703-339-7200
Email
fairfaxconnector@fairfaxcounty.gov
Website
fairfaxconnector.com
Bus from Fairfax Govt Ctr to 18Th St @ E St Nw
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
fairfaxcounty.gov
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from 18Th St Nw & E St Nw to N Capitol St Ne & I St Ne
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from University Dr & Sager Ave to King Street Sta + Bus Bay B
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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