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There are 3 ways to get from Philadelphia to Columbia by train, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 33 min

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

$143 - $297

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Columbia 117.8 miles

$11 - $17

Fly  •  4 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI

$219 - $559

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

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Columbia is to train which costs $140 - $300 and takes 1 h 33 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Columbia is 102 miles. The road distance is 117.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Columbia without a car is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs $140 - $300.

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It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to get from Philadelphia to Columbia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Columbia is to train which takes 1 h 33 min and costs $140 - $300. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $210 - $600 and takes 4 h 36 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Baltimore Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Columbia is 118 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to drive from Philadelphia to Columbia.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Baltimore Airport.

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There are 214+ hotels available in Columbia. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 102.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 33 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Columbia hourly. Tickets cost $80 - $220 and the journey takes 1 h 14 min. Alternatively, American Airlines flies from Philadelphia to Columbia 3 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220

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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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