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There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Bel Air by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 31 min

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

$189 - $466

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Bus Focus  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
  2. Take the bus from 18th St @ F St NW to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures D-100

$11 - $18

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Train Amtrak Northeast Regional, bus  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the bus from Independence Ave SW @ 12th St SW to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures D-300

$87 - $207

Train Amtrak Acela Express, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Virginia Ave @ 21st St NW to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures D-100

$104 - $262

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 46 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Woodbridge, Va 3587

$26 - $60

Drive  •  3 h 9 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Bel Air 168 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Reagan Washington, bus  •  5 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the bus from Franconia Springfield Metro Departures to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Arrivals
  3. Take the bus from OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures to Darbydale Ave @ Eastlawn Ave

$176 - $452

Fly to Charlottesville, train  •  5 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charlottesville (CHO) PHL - CHO
  2. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Manassas Amtrak Station

$279 - $587

Fly to Richmond, train  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Richmond (RIC) PHL - RIC
  2. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Quantico Amtrak

$280 - $663

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Bel Air is to bus which costs $11 - $19 and takes 6 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Bel Air is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 9 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Bel Air. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Darbydale Ave @ Eastlawn Ave via H St Nw & 6Th St Nw, 18th St @ F St NW and OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 18 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Bel Air is 149 miles. The road distance is 168 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Bel Air without a car is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs $180 - $470.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Philadelphia to Bel Air, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Bel Air bus services, operated by Focus, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Bel Air is to train which takes 3 h 31 min and costs $180 - $470. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $19 and takes 6 h 18 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 Bel Air bus services, operated by Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission, arrive at OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Bel Air.
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  • Distance: 149.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Bel Air via Washington Union Station and Woodbridge Amtrak in around 3 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Bel Air via H St Nw & 6Th St Nw, 19Th St & G St, 18th St @ F St NW, OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures, and Darbydale Ave @ Eastlawn Ave in around 6 h 18 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 Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Woodbridge Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Quantico Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Manassas Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Bus operators
Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
Website
prtctransit.org
Bus from Independence Ave SW @ 12th St SW to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
prtctransit.org
Bus from Virginia Ave @ 21st St NW to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
prtctransit.org
Bus from 18th St @ F St NW to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Schedules at
prtctransit.org
Bus from Franconia Springfield Metro Departures to OMNIRIDE Transit Center Arrivals
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
prtctransit.org
Bus from OMNIRIDE Transit Center Departures to Darbydale Ave @ Eastlawn Ave
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
prtctransit.org
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Book at
gotobus.com
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Woodbridge, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$22 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Bel Air is 168 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 9 min to drive from Philadelphia to Bel Air.

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

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There are 89+ hotels available in Bel Air. Prices start at $67 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 $7.

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