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There are 4 ways to get from Harrisburg to Germantown by train, bus or car

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Train  •  5h 30m

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to GERMANTOWN MARC wb

$123 - $322

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Bus via Baltimore Downtown, Md  •  6h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md 4697 / ...
  2. Take the bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to SHADY GROVE & station 201

$20 - $57

2 alternative options

Bus  •  6h 3m

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc 4697 / ...

$24 - $54

Drive  •  1h 50m

  1. Drive from Harrisburg to Germantown 95.2 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Harrisburg to Germantown is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Harrisburg to Germantown is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 50m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harrisburg to Germantown. However, there are services departing from N 6th St & Reily St and arriving at Great Seneca Hwy & Climbing Ivy Dr via Harrisburg, Pa, HAINES ST & WARNER ST wb, BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb and Shady Grove Station & Bay C - East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Harrisburg station to Germantown. However, there are services departing from Harrisburg Amtrak Station and arriving at GERMANTOWN MARC wb via Philadelphia 30th Street Station and UNION STATION MARC Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 30m.

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The distance between Harrisburg and Germantown is 79 miles. The road distance is 95.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Germantown without a car is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs $120 - $330.

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It takes approximately 5h 30m to get from Harrisburg to Germantown, including transfers.

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Harrisburg to Germantown bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Harrisburg, Pa station.

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Harrisburg to Germantown train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Harrisburg Amtrak Station.

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Germantown is to train which takes 5h 30m and costs $120 - $330. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $23 - $55 and takes 6h 3m.

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Map of how to get from Harrisburg to Germantown.
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  • Distance: 79.2 miles
  • Duration: 5h 30m

What companies run services between Harrisburg, PA, USA and Germantown, MD, USA?

You can take a train from Harrisburg to Germantown via Philadelphia 30th Street Station, Washington Union Station, and UNION STATION MARC Washington in around 5h 30m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Harrisburg to Germantown twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Train operators
Amtrak

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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to GERMANTOWN MARC wb
Ave. Duration
42m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $7
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
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 Harrisburg, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to SHADY GROVE & station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov

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Harrisburg to Germantown bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at SHADY GROVE & station.

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Harrisburg to Germantown train services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at GERMANTOWN MARC wb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harrisburg to Germantown is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1h 50m to drive from Harrisburg to Germantown.

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There are 65+ hotels available in Germantown. Prices start at $67 USD per night.

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