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There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Stafford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 9 min

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

$114 - $272

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Bus, train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
  2. Take the train from Union Station to Brooke Fredericksburg Line

$35 - $51

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Bus  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
  2. Take the bus from 11th St @ E St NW to Route 234 Commuter Lot Mc-100 / ...

$40 - $61

Drive  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Stafford 181.3 miles

$17 - $26

Fly to Reagan Washington, train  •  4 h 42 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria to Brooke

$189 - $465

Fly to Washington Dulles, train  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  2. Take the train from L Enfant to Brooke

$215 - $841

Fly to Richmond, train  •  6 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Richmond (RIC) PHL - RIC
  2. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Fredericksburg Amtrak

$278 - $658

Fly to Charlottesville, bus  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charlottesville (CHO) PHL - CHO
  2. Take the bus from Amtrak Charlottesville, Va to Fredericksburg, Va

$257 - $541

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 53 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 train from Union Station to Brooke

$292 - $738

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Stafford is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Stafford is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 18 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Stafford is 161 miles. The road distance is 181.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Stafford without a car is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $110 - $280.

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It takes approximately 4 h 9 min to get from Philadelphia to Stafford, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Stafford is to train which takes 4 h 9 min and costs $110 - $280. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $65 and takes 4 h 42 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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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Stafford is 181 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 18 min to drive from Philadelphia to Stafford.

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

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There are 60+ hotels available in Stafford. Prices start at $56 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 161 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 9 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Stafford, VA, USA?

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Stafford via Washington Union Station, Union Station, and Brooke in around 4 h 9 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Stafford via Washington, DC, 5Th St Nw & K St Nw, 11Th St Nw & E St Nw, 11th St @ E St NW, and Route 234 Commuter Lot in around 4 h 42 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 Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
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
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 3 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
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
Virginia Railway Express
Phone
+1 703-684-1001
Website
vre.org
Train from Union Station to Brooke
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
vre.org
Train from Alexandria to Brooke
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $11
Schedules at
vre.org
Train from L Enfant to Brooke
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $12
Schedules at
vre.org
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station to Fredericksburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
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
Potomac and Rappahannock Transportation Commission
Website
prtctransit.org
Bus from 11th St @ E St NW to Route 234 Commuter Lot
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
prtctransit.org
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 Amtrak Charlottesville, Va to Fredericksburg, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$22 - $29

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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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