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

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Train  •  2 h 6 min

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

$96 - $249

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Bus Megabus  •  3 h 38 min

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

$17 - $28

6 alternative options

Bus Focus  •  2 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Washington, DC

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to White House 138.8 miles

$13 - $20

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington  •  3 h 4 min

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

$169 - $441

Fly Philadelphia to Washington Dulles, subway  •  3 h 45 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Washington Dulles (IAD) PHL - IAD
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station

$195 - $818

Fly Philadelphia to Baltimore, train  •  3 h 46 min

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

$274 - $715

Train to Newark, fly to Reagan Washington  •  4 h 10 min

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

$128 - $547

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to White House 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 White House is to train which costs $95 - $250 and takes 2 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Washington, DC. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2 h 30 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and White House is 124 miles. The road distance is 138.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to White House without a car is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs $95 - $250.

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It takes approximately 2 h 6 min to get from Philadelphia to White House, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to White House bus services, operated by Focus, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to White House is to train which takes 2 h 6 min and costs $95 - $250. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 54 min, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $450 and takes 3 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Reagan Washington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Philadelphia to White House bus services, operated by Focus, arrive at Washington, DC station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to White House.
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  • Distance: 124.4 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 6 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to White House hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 43 min. Alternatively, Focus operates a bus from Philadelphia to White House once daily, and the journey takes 2 h 30 min.

Airlines
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 Newark to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
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
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
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 Airport Amtrak 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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
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
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to White House is 139 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to drive from Philadelphia to White House.

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

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There are 802+ hotels available in White House. 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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