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There are 7 ways to get from Harrisburg to Washington by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$120 - $315

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Bus  •  4h 14m

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

$19 - $43

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Drive  •  2h 13m

  1. Drive from Harrisburg to Washington 116.2 miles

$11 - $17

Fly Harrisburg to Washington Dulles  •  3h 14m

  1. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MDT - IAD

$190 - $421

Train to Lancaster, fly to Baltimore, train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Lancaster Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Lancaster (LNS) to Baltimore (BWI) LNS - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$120 - $265

Bus to State College, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA
  2. Fly from State College (SCE) to Washington Dulles (IAD) SCE - IAD

$297 - $665

Bus, taxi to Hagerstown, fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 50m

  1. Take the bus from PHEAA Bldg. Hbg to GB Transit Center
  2. Take a taxi from GB Transit Center to Hagerstown
  3. Fly from Hagerstown (HGR) to Baltimore (BWI) HGR - BWI
  4. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$149 - $300

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The cheapest way to get from Harrisburg to Washington is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Harrisburg to Washington is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 13m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Harrisburg to Washington. However, there are services departing from N 6th St & Reily St and arriving at Washington, Dc via Harrisburg, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 14m.

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No, there is no direct train from Harrisburg station to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Harrisburg Amtrak Station and arriving at Washington Union Station via Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 52m.

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The distance between Harrisburg and Washington is 96 miles. The road distance is 116.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Washington without a car is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs $120 - $320.

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It takes approximately 3h 52m to get from Harrisburg to Washington, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Washington is to train which takes 3h 52m and costs $120 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $45 and takes 4h 14m, you could also fly, which costs $190 - $430 and takes 3h 14m.

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Map of how to get from Harrisburg to Washington.
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 3h 52m

What companies run services between Harrisburg, PA, USA and Washington, DC, USA?

You can take a train from Harrisburg to Washington via Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 3h 52m. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Harrisburg to Washington twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3h 10m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Lancaster to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Flights from Hagerstown to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Harrisburg to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Flights from State College to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $950
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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Contact Details
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
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Lancaster Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 47m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 State College, Pa
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Harrisburg to State College, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$23 - $45
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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bus
Bus from Harrisburg Transportation Center to State College
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Twice a week
Rabbit Transit
Phone
+1 800-632-9063
Website
rabbittransit.org
Bus from PHEAA Bldg. Hbg to GB Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
rabbittransit.org
Other operators
Taxi from GB Transit Center to Hagerstown
Ave. Duration
53m
Estimated price
$65 - $80
Taxi Express
Phone
+1 717-900-1313
Website
taxiexpresspa.com
AAA All Citizens Taxi
Phone
+1 717-524-5732

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The quickest flight from Harrisburg Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 53m.

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Harrisburg to Washington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Washington, Dc station.

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Harrisburg to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Harrisburg to Washington is 116 miles. It takes approximately 2h 13m to drive from Harrisburg to Washington.

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United Airlines offers flights from Harrisburg Airport to Washington Dulles Airport.

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There are 860+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Harrisburg to Harrisburg Airport is to line 007 bus which takes 24m and costs $1 - $3.

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