There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Fairfax by train, subway, bus, car, tram 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 46 min

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

$80 - $196

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  4 h 14 min

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

$37 - $83

4 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 51 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Fairfax 156.4 miles

$15 - $23

Line 36 tram, fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Take the line 36 tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  3. Take the subway from ROSSLYN station to VIENNA station

$174 - $447

Line 36 tram, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the line 36 tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  3. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to EAST FALLS CHURCH station
  4. Take the subway from EAST FALLS CHURCH station to VIENNA station

$198 - $820

Line 36 tram, fly to Baltimore, train, subway  •  5 h

  1. Take the line 36 tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  3. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
  4. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to VIENNA station

$226 - $752

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Fairfax is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 51 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 46 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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It takes approximately 2 h 46 min to get from Philadelphia to Fairfax, including transfers.

More details

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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  • Distance: 138.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 46 min

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

There is no direct connection from Philadelphia to Fairfax. However, you can take the train to New Carrollton Amtrak, take the walk to NEW CARROLLTON station, then take the subway to VIENNA station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Philadelphia to Fairfax via Alexandria Amtrak and King St Station & Bus Bay D in around 4 h 14 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from BWI Marshall 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
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
septa.org
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from King St Station & Bus Bay D to University Dr & Main St
Ave. Duration
59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com

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