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There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Reagan Washington  •  1 h 24 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$166 - $427

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  5 h 3 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC

$22 - $34

5 alternative options

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  1 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD

$190 - $782

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  2 h

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station

$267 - $690

Train  •  2 h 37 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$97 - $257

Bus Focus  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington 131.7 miles

$12 - $19

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington is to fly which costs $160 - $430 and takes 1 h 24 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia Airport Terminal B and arriving at Washington, DC via Broad St & Snyder Av and Philadelphia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington station. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal A and arriving at Washington Union Station via Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 37 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Washington is 118 miles. The road distance is 131.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington without a car is to train which takes 2 h 37 min and costs $95 - $260.

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It takes approximately 1 h 24 min to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington, including transfers.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington bus services, operated by Focus, depart from Philadelphia station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington is to fly which takes 1 h 24 min and costs $160 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $260 and takes 2 h 37 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 4 h 39 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington.
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  • Distance: 117.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 24 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA and Washington, DC, USA?

American Airlines flies from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
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gotobus.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington bus services, operated by Focus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington is 132 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Washington.

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

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There are 841+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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