There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Frederick by bus, train, car, tram or plane

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Bus  •  3 h 19 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 Amtrak Acela Express, bus  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Frederick, Md 4407 / ...

$91 - $237

Train Amtrak Northeast Regional, bus  •  4 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the bus from New Carrollton, Md to Frederick, Md 4407 / ...

$90 - $224

Train  •  4 h 25 min

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

$101 - $256

Drive  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Frederick 145 miles

$14 - $21

Line 36 tram, fly, line 73 bus, bus  •  5 h 36 min

  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 line 73 bus from Patapsco Light Rail Station Bay 2 to HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb
  4. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Frederick, Md

$233 - $592

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

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Philadelphia to Frederick, including transfers.

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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 3 h 19 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 Amtrak and arriving at FREDERICK MARC wb via UNION STATION MARC Washington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 25 min.

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There are 30+ hotels available in Frederick. Prices start at $70 USD per night.

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Philadelphia to Frederick train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at South Station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Frederick.
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  • Distance: 125.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 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 3 h 19 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to Frederick via Washington Union Station Amtrak and UNION STATION MARC Washington in around 4 h 25 min.

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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Baltimore Penn Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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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
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
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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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
Hourly
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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $25
Bus from New Carrollton, Md to Frederick, Md
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$24 - $35
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from Patapsco Light Rail Station Bay 2 to HAINES ST & WARNER ST eb
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov

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