There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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

Recommended option

Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  2 h 40 min

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

$113 - $281

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 33 min

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

$11 - $32

7 alternative options

Train  •  2 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak Silver Meteor / ...

$35 - $80

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$38 - $79

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Alexandria 145.9 miles

$14 - $21

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 47 min

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

$170 - $441

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station

$198 - $820

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 17 min

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

$292 - $748

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$128 - $546

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Alexandria hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Alexandria every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $29
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Room
$120 - $170
Metro Washington DC
Website
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to Braddock Rd Metrorail Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Philadelphia to Alexandria?

The distance between Philadelphia and Alexandria is 206 km. The road distance is 233 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria?

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 43 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria?

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria is to train which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $110 - $290.

Is there a direct train between Philadelphia and Alexandria?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Alexandria Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 50 min.

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria?

It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria, including transfers.