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There are 4 ways to get from Reading to Washington by taxi, train, bus, car or plane

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Taxi, train  •  3h 22m

  1. Take a taxi from Reading to Downingtown Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Downingtown Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station

$232 - $432

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  6h 38m

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

$120 - $288

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2h 38m

  1. Drive from Reading to Washington 143.2 miles

$14 - $21

Fly, train  •  2h 18m

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

$151 - $287

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The cheapest way to get from Reading to Washington is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 38m.

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The quickest way to get from Reading to Washington is to fly and train which costs $150 - $290 and takes 2h 18m.

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The distance between Reading and Washington is 116 miles. The road distance is 143.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Reading to Washington without a car is to taxi and train which takes 3h 22m and costs $230 - $440.

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It takes approximately 3h 22m to get from Reading to Washington, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Lancaster Airport to Baltimore Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reading to Washington is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 38m to drive from Reading to Washington.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Lancaster Airport to Baltimore Airport.

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There are 853+ hotels available in Washington. Prices start at $79 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Reading to Lancaster Airport is to taxi which takes 33m and costs $65 - $85.

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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 22m

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

There is no direct connection from Reading to Washington. However, you can take the taxi to Downingtown Amtrak, take the train to Philadelphia 30th Street Station, then take the train to Washington Union Station. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Reading to Washington via Kutztown, 30th St. Station, and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 6h 38m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Lancaster to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Downingtown Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
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
1h 43m
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
27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Other operators
Taxi from Reading to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
38m
Estimated price
$120 - $150
Reading Metro Taxi
Phone
+1 610-374-5111
Website
readingmetrotaxi.com
Grab a Cab
Phone
+1 610-478-1111
Website
grabacabpa.com

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