There are 2 ways to get from Philadelphia to Columbia by train or car

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Recommended option

Train  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$143 - $297

1 alternative option

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Columbia 117.8 miles

$11 - $17

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Columbia every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $80 - $220 and the journey takes 1 h 16 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Philadelphia to Columbia?

The distance between Philadelphia and Columbia is 164 km. The road distance is 188 km.

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

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Columbia is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 8 min.

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

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Columbia is to train which takes 1 h 35 min and costs $140 - $300.

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

It takes approximately 1 h 35 min to get from Philadelphia to Columbia, including transfers.