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

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Train, subway  •  3 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the subway from UNION STATION station to ROCKVILLE station Red

$99 - $256

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Bus Megabus  •  5 h 2 min

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

$20 - $35

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md 3019 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore, MD - Greyhound Bus Terminal Downtown to Silver Spring

$32 - $64

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to North Potomac 146.3 miles

$14 - $21

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD

$282 - $927

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington, subway, line 301 bus  •  4 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to ROCKVILLE station
  3. Take the line 301 bus from Rockville Station & Bay D - East to Travilah Rd & Dufief Mill Rd

$174 - $451

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, bus  •  5 h 20 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

$220 - $567

Train to Harrisburg, fly to Washington Dulles  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
  2. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MDT - IAD

$306 - $598

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to North Potomac is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to North Potomac is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to North Potomac. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Travilah Rd & Dufief Mill Rd via Baltimore, MD - Greyhound Bus Terminal Downtown, Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 218 and Rockville Station & Bay D - East. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 58 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and North Potomac is 128 miles. The road distance is 146.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to North Potomac without a car is to train and subway which takes 3 h 55 min and costs $95 - $260.

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It takes approximately 3 h 55 min to get from Philadelphia to North Potomac, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to North Potomac is to bus which takes 5 h 2 min and costs $19 - $35. Alternatively, you can fly, which costs $280 - $950 and takes 3 h 12 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Philadelphia to North Potomac bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Silver Spring station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to North Potomac is 146 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 41 min to drive from Philadelphia to North Potomac.

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United Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Washington Dulles Airport.

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  • Distance: 127.8 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 55 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia to North Potomac every 3 hours. Tickets cost $14 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 50 min. Alternatively, United Airlines flies from Philadelphia to North Potomac 4 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Harrisburg to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
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 1-800-872-7245
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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from UNION STATION station to ROCKVILLE station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to ROCKVILLE station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Baltimore, MD - Greyhound Bus Terminal Downtown to Silver Spring
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
peterpanbus.com
Montgomery County MD Ride On
Website
montgomerycountymd.gov
Bus from Rockville Station & Bay D - East to Travilah Rd & Dufief Mill Rd
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
montgomerycountymd.gov
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
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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