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There are 5 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  7h 31m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia Northeast Regional / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg Keystone Service / ...

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Bus  •  9h 20m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia 2601
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg "Greyhound"

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Bus via Swatara  •  10h 10m

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

Drive  •  2h 16m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle 113.6 miles

Train, fly, drive  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Altoona (AOO) BWI - AOO
  3. Drive from Altoona to Carlisle

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 16m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle is to drive which takes 2h 16m and costs $11 - $17.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Carlisle is 94 miles. The road distance is 113.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle without a car is to train which takes 7h 31m and costs $45 - $220.

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It takes approximately 7h 31m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle is to train which takes 7h 31m and costs $45 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $27 - $45 and takes 9h 20m.

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Altoona Airport is the direct flight which takes 35 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle is 114 miles. It takes approximately 2h 16m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle.

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Boutique Air offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Altoona Airport.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle.
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  • Distance: 94.1 miles
  • Duration: 7h 31m

What companies run services between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA), USA and Carlisle, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Market Square Transfer Center in around 7h 31m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Carlisle via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington DC, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Market Square Transfer Center in around 9h 20m.

Airlines
Boutique Air
Website
boutiqueair.com
Flights from Baltimore to Altoona
Ave. Duration
35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$40 - $100
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 58m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $100
Business Class Seat
$55 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$12 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$24 - $70
Business Class Seat
$35 - $95
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $170
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$27 - $85
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$45 - $160
Business Seat - Adult
$50 - $170
First Class - Child 2-12
$80 - $140
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$140 - $260
First Class - Adult
$160 - $280
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$15 - $40
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $75
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $80
First Class - Child 2-12
$50 - $85
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$95 - $150
First Class - Adult
$100 - $160
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 53m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
Senior / Disability
$2 - $4
Bus operators
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$8 - $12
Schedules at
flixbus.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$26 - $35
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Harrisburg, PA
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$22 - $30

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