There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution by train, subway, bus, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train via Madison Drive and 7th Street NW  •  2 h 7 min

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

$95 - $247

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  3 h 37 min

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

$6 - $25

8 alternative options

Train, subway  •  2 h 12 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to SMITHSONIAN station Orange

$78 - $193

Train  •  2 h 12 min

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

$90 - $250

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...

$20 - $45

Drive  •  2 h 36 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution 139.5 miles

$13 - $20

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA

$170 - $441

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 32 min

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

$196 - $816

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, train, subway  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
  3. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to SMITHSONIAN station

$223 - $747

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Reagan Washington (DCA) EWR - DCA

$128 - $546

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Smithsonian Institution, DC, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 45 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution every 2 hours. Tickets cost $5 - $25 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 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
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to New Carrollton Amtrak
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Metro Washington DC
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to SMITHSONIAN station
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Maryland Transit
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from BWI RAIL STATION MARC sb to NEW CARROLLTON MARC sb
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution?

The distance between Philadelphia and Smithsonian Institution is 199 km. The road distance is 223 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution?

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution is to bus which costs $6 - $26 and takes 3 h 37 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution?

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution is to train which takes 2 h 7 min and costs $95 - $250.

Is there a direct train between Philadelphia and Smithsonian Institution?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 45 min.

Is there a direct bus between Philadelphia and Smithsonian Institution?

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Madison Drive and 7th Street NW via E Street and Columbus Circle NE. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 37 min.

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution?

It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to get from Philadelphia to Smithsonian Institution, including transfers.

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