There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  2 h 31 min

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

$35 - $80

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Bus  •  4 h 59 min

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

$23 - $49

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  2 h 58 min

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

$113 - $281

Drive  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Alexandria 145.9 miles

$14 - $21

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 37 min

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

$169 - $440

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 50 min

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

$197 - $819

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 45 min

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

$128 - $546

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Alexandria Amtrak. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 31 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Alexandria is 129 miles. The road distance is 145.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria without a car is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs .

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The train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Alexandria Amtrak takes 2 h 31 min including transfers and departs every two hours.

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Philadelphia to Alexandria train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria is to train which takes 2 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 4 h 59 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 2 h 37 min.

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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 to Alexandria train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Alexandria Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Alexandria is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to drive from Philadelphia to Alexandria.

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

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  • Distance: 128.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 31 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Alexandria every 2 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 31 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
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Room
$170 - $250
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 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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 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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There are 827+ hotels available in Alexandria. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs .

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