There are 9 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 Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak Carolinian / ...

$35 - $80

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 Amtrak Acela Express  •  3 h 1 min

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

$113 - $281

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 45 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 45 min

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

$169 - $440

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

$197 - $819

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 41 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

$291 - $747

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 52 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

Questions & Answers

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

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Alexandria is to train which costs $35 - $80 and takes 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 train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak takes 2 h 31 min including transfers and departs every three hours.

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

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

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Alexandria every 3 hours. Tickets cost $35 - $80 and the journey takes 2 h 31 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia to Alexandria every 2 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$19 - $29
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Room
$120 - $170
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
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 46 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
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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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