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There are 4 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington

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Bus

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

2 alternative options

Drive

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Wilmington

Fly, train

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  2. Take the train from Chester to Claymont

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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware is to drive which costs $11 - $16 and takes 2h 7m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware is to train which costs $18 - $150 and takes 1h 53m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Delaware. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Wilmington via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 53m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Delaware is 90 miles. The road distance is 113.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware without a car is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs $18 - $150.

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It takes approximately 1h 53m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware is to train which takes 1h 53m and costs $18 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $14 - $35 and takes 4h 10m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 57 min.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Wilmington station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware.
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  • Distance: 89.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 53m

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 1h 14m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Wilmington 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $18 and the journey takes 2h 48m. Greyhound USA also services this route 3 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
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 Washington Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$100 - $140
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$100 - $140
Business Seat - Child
$95 - $140
First Class - Adult
$160 - $220
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$160 - $220
First Class - Child
$150 - $220
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 32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $95
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$29 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$40 - $65
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Chester to Claymont
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Website
septa.org
65 and over
$1
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

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware is 113 miles. It takes approximately 2h 7m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Delaware.

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

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