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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Train, subway  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station Orange

$80 - $196

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
  2. Take the bus from Pentagon Transit Ctr & Bus Bay L6 to Chain Bridge Rd & University Dr 17G

$5 - $8

5 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Alexandria Amtrak Carolinian / ...
  2. Take the bus from King Street Sta + Bus Bay B to University Dr & Main St 29K

$37 - $83

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Fairfax 156.4 miles

$15 - $23

Fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$172 - $444

Fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  3. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station

$196 - $817

Fly to Baltimore, train, subway  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Airport Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
  3. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station

$224 - $749

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Fairfax is to bus which costs $4 - $9 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Fairfax is to train and subway which costs $75 - $200 and takes 2 h 43 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Fairfax is 138 miles. The road distance is 156.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Fairfax without a car is to train and subway which takes 2 h 43 min and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 2 h 43 min to get from Philadelphia to Fairfax, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Fairfax is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 51 min to drive from Philadelphia to Fairfax.

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

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There are 589+ hotels available in Fairfax. Prices start at $79 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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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Fairfax.
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  • Distance: 138.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 43 min

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

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Fairfax via Washington, DC, GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, PENTAGON station, and Pentagon Transit Ctr & Bus Bay L6 in around 4 h 24 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 Baltimore
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak
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 BWI Airport Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Alexandria Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 2 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
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from BWI RAIL STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from King Street Sta + Bus Bay B to University Dr & Main St
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from Pentagon Transit Ctr & Bus Bay L6 to Chain Bridge Rd & University Dr
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
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

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