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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from BWI MARSHALL MARC STATION sb to Gaithersburg Park & Ride 201

$84 - $222

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md 3019 / ...
  2. Take the bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to Gaithersburg Park & Ride 201

$18 - $47

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC

$20 - $35

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg 141.7 miles

$13 - $20

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station

$172 - $446

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4 h 12 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

$198 - $823

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, bus  •  4 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to Gaithersburg Park & Ride

$218 - $562

Train to Lancaster, fly to Baltimore, bus  •  4 h 51 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak
  2. Fly from Lancaster (LNS) to Baltimore (BWI) LNS - BWI
  3. Take the bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to Gaithersburg Park & Ride

$69 - $126

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Gaithersburg Park & Ride via HAINES ST & WARNER ST wb and BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Gaithersburg is 123 miles. The road distance is 141.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 14 min and costs $80 - $230.

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It takes approximately 3 h 14 min to get from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg, including transfers.

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

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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 Gaithersburg bus services, operated by Maryland Transit, arrive at Gaithersburg Park & Ride station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Gaithersburg is 142 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg.

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  • Distance: 122.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 14 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg every 2 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 10 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
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Lancaster to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
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
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
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 Lancaster Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Bus operators
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from BWI MARSHALL MARC STATION sb to Gaithersburg Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from BWI AIRPORT TERMINAL LIGHT RAIL eb to Gaithersburg Park & Ride
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
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

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

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There are 103+ hotels available in Gaithersburg. Prices start at $75 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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