There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) by plane, train, bus, subway or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles  •  2 h 23 min

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

$187 - $807

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Bus Megabus  •  4 h 47 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from D St Sw & 7Th St Sw to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door 5A

$27 - $43

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Train to Newark, fly to Washington Dulles  •  3 h 36 min

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

$116 - $413

Train to Harrisburg, fly to Washington Dulles  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
  2. Fly from Harrisburg (MDT) to Washington Dulles (IAD) MDT - IAD

$211 - $478

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington, bus  •  3 h 54 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the bus from N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay B to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door

$177 - $448

Train, subway  •  3 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station Silver

$104 - $260

Train, subway, bus  •  3 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Carrollton Amtrak
  2. Take the subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to ROSSLYN station
  3. Take the bus from N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay B to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door 5A

$87 - $202

Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 39 min

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

$28 - $56

Drive  •  3 h 6 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) 163.4 miles

$16 - $24

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is to fly which costs $180 - $850 and takes 2 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD). However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door via H St Nw & N Capitol St Nw, 7Th St & H St and D St Sw & 7Th St Sw. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 47 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is 141 miles. The road distance is 163.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) without a car is to train and subway which takes 3 h 1 min and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 2 h 23 min to get from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Philadelphia, PA station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is to fly which takes 2 h 23 min and costs $180 - $850. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $45 and takes 4 h 47 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Washington Dulles Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, arrive at Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD).
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  • Distance: 140.8 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 23 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA?

United Airlines flies from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) via Washington DC, H St Nw & N Capitol St Nw, H St Nw & 7Th St Nw, 7Th St & H St, 7Th St & E St Sw, and D St Sw & 7Th St Sw in around 4 h 47 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Hartford
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Newark to Washington Dulles via Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Harrisburg to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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
Amtrak

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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
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 FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from NEW CARROLLTON station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay B to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from D St Sw & 7Th St Sw to Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
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.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) is 163 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to drive from Philadelphia to Washington Dulles Airport (IAD).

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United Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Washington Dulles Airport.

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There are 186+ hotels available in Washington Dulles Airport (IAD). Prices start at $71 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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