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

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Fly  •  1h 44m

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

$127 - $312

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Bus  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Wilmington "Greyhound"

$21 - $39

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Train  •  3h 13m

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

$38 - $103

Bus, line 37 bus  •  5h 58m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia Market Street N2605 / ...
  2. Take the line 37 bus from Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS to 3rd St & Madison St 37

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester 127 miles

$12 - $18

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 21m.

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The fastest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester is to fly. Taking this option will cost $120 - $320 and takes 1h 44m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Chester. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Chester via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington Union Station and Wilmington. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 13m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Chester is 114 miles. The road distance is 127 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester without a car is to train which takes 3h 13m and costs $35 - $110.

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It takes approximately 1h 44m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester 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 Chester is to fly which takes 1h 44m and costs $120 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $110 and takes 3h 13m, you could also bus, which costs $21 - $40 and takes 5h 24m.

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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 Chester train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Wilmington station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester.
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  • Distance: 114.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 44m

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

American Airlines flies from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $45 and the journey takes 1h 14m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly.

Airlines
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

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 Washington Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
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 Washington Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$70 - $130
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
2h 48m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Website
boltbus.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 Washington to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $26
Flexible
$35 - $55
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia Market Street
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Bus from Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS to 3rd St & Madison St
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
septa.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester is 127 miles. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Chester.

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

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