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There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Rockville by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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Train, subway  •  2 h 28 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

$97 - $251

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Bus Focus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC

$4 - $9

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Bus Megabus  •  3 h 55 min

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

$18 - $30

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Rockville 138.4 miles

$13 - $20

Fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 26 min

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

$172 - $446

Fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4 h 8 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 ROCKVILLE station

$198 - $823

Fly to Baltimore, bus  •  4 h 13 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 - $565

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Rockville is to bus which costs $4 - $10 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Rockville is to train and subway which costs $95 - $260 and takes 2 h 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Rockville station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Rockville Station + Bus Bay G via 7Th St & H St and Silver Spring Station & Bus Bay 218. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 16 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Rockville is 123 miles. The road distance is 138.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Rockville without a car is to train and subway which takes 2 h 28 min and costs $95 - $260.

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It takes approximately 2 h 28 min to get from Philadelphia to Rockville, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Rockville bus services, operated by Focus, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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Philadelphia to Rockville bus services, operated by Focus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Rockville is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Philadelphia to Rockville.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Rockville.
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  • Distance: 122.5 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 28 min

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

Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia to Rockville 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
1 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h
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.

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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
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
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
Bus operators
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Once daily
Book at
gotobus.com
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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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport.

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There are 612+ hotels available in Rockville. Prices start at $79 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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