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There are 6 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Philadelphia  •  1h 48m

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

$112 - $316

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Bus via FARRAGUT WEST station  •  4h 32m

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

$17 - $36

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Fly to Newark, train  •  3h 38m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia

$122 - $649

Train  •  2h 18m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia Acela / ...

$34 - $106

Bus  •  4h 56m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop

$18 - $27

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station 140.8 miles

$13 - $20

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station is to fly which costs $110 - $320 and takes 1h 48m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to 30th Street Station. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Philadelphia via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 18m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and 30th Street Station is 126 miles. The road distance is 140.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 18m and costs $30 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1h 48m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station is to fly which takes 1h 48m and costs $110 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $30 - $110 and takes 2h 18m, you could also bus via FARRAGUT WEST station, which costs $16 - $40 and takes 4h 32m.

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

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station.
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  • Distance: 126 miles
  • Duration: 1h 48m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and 30th Street Station, PA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 1h 34m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $750
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $480
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
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 Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
boltbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to 30th Street Station.

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

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