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

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Train, bus  •  3 h 17 min

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

$84 - $222

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 15 min

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

$20 - $35

6 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md 3019 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Silver Spring, Md 8817 / ...

$32 - $73

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg 141.7 miles

$13 - $20

Line 36 tram to Philadelphia, fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  4 h 16 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 FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station

$174 - $449

Line 36 tram to Philadelphia, fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4 h 49 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 FARRAGUT WEST station
  4. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SHADY GROVE station

$200 - $826

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, bus  •  4 h 51 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

$220 - $565

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

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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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The distance between Philadelphia and Gaithersburg is 123 miles. The road distance is 141.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 17 min to get from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg, including transfers.

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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 N Frederick Ave & Brooks Ave via Baltimore Downtown, Md, Sligo Ave & Fenton St, Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 218 and Rockville Station & Bay B - West. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 39 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Gaithersburg.
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  • Distance: 122.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 17 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 2 h 50 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
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Lancaster to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
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
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 15 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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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
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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 Silver Spring, Md
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21

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