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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Frederick by bus, train, car, plane or subway

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Bus  •  4 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md 3019 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Frederick, Md 4407 / ...

$27 - $62

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Train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to FREDERICK MARC wb Marc

$101 - $256

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 50 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Frederick, Md 4407 / ...

$30 - $60

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Frederick 145 miles

$14 - $21

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington, subway, bus  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station
  3. Take the bus from SHADY GROVE & station to Monocacy Marc Station

$173 - $451

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles, subway, bus  •  5 h 49 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 SHADY GROVE station
  4. Take the bus from SHADY GROVE & station to Monocacy Marc Station

$199 - $828

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, bus  •  5 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to SHADY GROVE & station
  3. Take the bus from SHADY GROVE & station to Monocacy Marc Station

$219 - $567

Train to Baltimore, fly to Hagerstown, bus  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Hagerstown (HGR) BWI - HGR
  3. Take the bus from Hagerstown Bayrunner, MD to Frederick Bayrunner Office

$140 - $319

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Frederick is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Frederick is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Frederick. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Frederick, Md via Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Frederick. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at FREDERICK MARC wb via UNION STATION MARC Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Frederick is 126 miles. The road distance is 145 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Frederick without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $27 - $65.

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It takes approximately 4 h 5 min to get from Philadelphia to Frederick, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Frederick bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to Frederick train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Frederick is to bus which takes 4 h 5 min and costs $27 - $65. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $260 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Frederick.
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  • Distance: 125.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 5 min

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

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Frederick via Baltimore Downtown, Md in around 4 h 5 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to Frederick via Washington Union Station and UNION STATION MARC Washington in around 4 h 22 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
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Hagerstown
Ave. Duration
44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $120
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to FREDERICK MARC wb
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$7 - $10
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
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
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Frederick, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Bus from Washington, Dc to Frederick, Md
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from SHADY GROVE & station to Monocacy Marc Station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to SHADY GROVE & station
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov

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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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Philadelphia to Frederick bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Frederick, Md station.

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Philadelphia to Frederick train services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at FREDERICK MARC wb station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Frederick is 145 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to drive from Philadelphia to Frederick.

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

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Book your Philadelphia to Frederick bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 29+ hotels available in Frederick. Prices start at $64 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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