There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Washington by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 46 min

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

$90 - $250

Cheapest option

Bus  •  3 h 30 min

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

$5 - $45

4 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Washington 138.7 miles

$13 - $20

Fly to Reagan Washington  •  2 h 58 min

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

$169 - $441

Fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 21 min

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

$195 - $815

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  3 h 26 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Baltimore (BWI) PHL - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak

$272 - $712

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington is to train which costs $90 - $250 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Washington is 125 miles. The road distance is 138.7 miles.

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The train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak takes 1 h 46 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Washington, Dc. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 3 h 30 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak station and arriving at Washington Union Station Amtrak station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 46 min.

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Washington hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 46 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Washington every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $19 - $45 and the journey takes 3 h 30 min. Megabus also services this route once daily.

Airlines
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 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
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 46 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 to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
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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