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

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Train  •  2 h 2 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...

$96 - $250

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Bus Megabus  •  3 h 29 min

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

$17 - $29

6 alternative options

Train, bus  •  2 h 43 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the bus from New Carrollton Station & Bus Bay H to Fenton St & Sligo Ave F4

$78 - $194

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 40 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 1648 / ...

$26 - $58

Drive  •  2 h 25 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Silver Spring 133.4 miles

$13 - $19

Fly to Reagan Washington, subway  •  3 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the subway from GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station to SILVER SPRING station

$171 - $445

Fly to Washington Dulles, subway  •  4 h

  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 SILVER SPRING station

$197 - $822

Fly to Baltimore, train, subway  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
  3. Take the subway from UNION STATION station to SILVER SPRING station

$274 - $716

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Silver Spring is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2 h 25 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Silver Spring is to train which costs $95 - $250 and takes 2 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Silver Spring. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Silver Spring, Md via Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 40 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Silver Spring is 120 miles. The road distance is 133.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Silver Spring without a car is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs $95 - $250.

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It takes approximately 2 h 2 min to get from Philadelphia to Silver Spring, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Silver Spring is to train which takes 2 h 2 min and costs $95 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $29 and takes 3 h 29 min.

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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 Silver Spring bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Silver Spring, Md station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Silver Spring.
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  • Distance: 120.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 2 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Silver Spring hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia to Silver Spring 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 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.

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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
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station to SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
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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
Subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from UNION STATION station to SILVER SPRING station
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from New Carrollton Station & Bus Bay H to Fenton St & Sligo Ave
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.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.

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
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Silver Spring, Md
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$17 - $21

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Silver Spring is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 25 min to drive from Philadelphia to Silver Spring.

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

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There are 841+ hotels available in Silver Spring. Prices start at $80 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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