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

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Recommended option

Train  •  2 h 15 min

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

$96 - $250

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  3 h 39 min

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

$7 - $28

5 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 29 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md 3019 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Silver Spring, Md 8817 / ...

$28 - $63

Drive  •  2 h 31 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Bethesda 137.8 miles

$13 - $20

Fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

$171 - $445

Fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  3. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station

$197 - $822

Fly to Baltimore, train, subway  •  3 h 48 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 subway from UNION STATION station to BETHESDA station

$274 - $716

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Bethesda is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 31 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Bethesda is to train which takes 2 h 15 min and costs $95 - $250.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Bethesda is 198 km. The road distance is 220 km.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 2 h 15 min to get from Philadelphia to Bethesda, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Bethesda. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at East-West Hwy & Pearl St via Baltimore Downtown, Md and East-West Hwy & Colesville Rd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 29 min.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Bethesda, MD, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Bethesda hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Bethesda via Baltimore Downtown, Md, Silver Spring, Md, and East-West Hwy & Colesville Rd in around 3 h 29 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
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 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
Every 30 minutes
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 FARRAGUT NORTH station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from UNION STATION station to BETHESDA station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Silver Spring, Md
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21

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