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There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to James Madison University by train, bus, car, plane or taxi

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Train, Megabus  •  6h 13m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Washington DC to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg

$110 - $273

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Bus, Megabus  •  7h 40m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
  2. Take the Megabus from Washington DC to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg

$31 - $52

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Train, Megabus via Washington Dulles Airport  •  6h 38m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Washington Dulles Airport to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg

$97 - $226

Bus, Megabus via Philadelphia, Pa  •  8h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...
  2. Take the Megabus from Washington DC to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg

$35 - $71

Drive  •  4h 45m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to James Madison University 263.9 miles

$25 - $40

Fly to Charlottesville, taxi  •  3h 57m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charlottesville (CHO) PHL - CHO
  2. Take a taxi from Charlottesville to James Madison University

$282 - $557

Fly to Reagan Washington, Megabus  •  7h 6m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the Megabus from Washington Dulles Airport to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg

$190 - $472

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to James Madison University is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to James Madison University is to fly and taxi which costs $280 - $600 and takes 3h 57m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to James Madison University. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg via Washington DC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 40m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and James Madison University is 226 miles. The road distance is 263.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to James Madison University without a car is to train and Megabus which takes 6h 13m and costs $110 - $280.

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It takes approximately 6h 13m to get from Philadelphia to James Madison University, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to James Madison University bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Philadelphia, PA station.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Charlottesville Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 28m.

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Philadelphia to James Madison University bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to James Madison University is 264 miles. It takes approximately 4h 45m to drive from Philadelphia to James Madison University.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to James Madison University.
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  • Distance: 225.9 miles
  • Duration: 6h 13m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and James Madison University, VA, USA?

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to James Madison University via Washington DC and Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg in around 7h 40m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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
1h 43m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $27
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Bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Godwin Transit Center, Harrisonburg
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $24
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Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
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megabus.com
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.

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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 Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Charlottesville to James Madison University
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Estimated price
$95 - $120
Anytime Taxi
Phone
+1 434-977-5522
1st Call Taxi
Phone
+1 434-906-6670
Website
1stcalltaxi.wordpress.com

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Charlottesville Airport.

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There are 26+ hotels available in James Madison University. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $7.

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