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

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Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 11m

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

$195 - $404

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Train  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Lancaster Keystone Service / ...

$94 - $251

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Subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Lancaster  •  3h 12m

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Lancaster (LNS) IAD - LNS

$106 - $243

Bus, taxi  •  4h 36m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Newark Train Station 2601
  2. Take a taxi from Newark Train Station to Ephrata

Drive  •  2h 33m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Ephrata 129.5 miles

$12 - $19

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Ephrata
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The cost-effective way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Ephrata is to drive, which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 33m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Ephrata is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 33m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Ephrata is 103 miles. The road distance is 129.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Ephrata without a car is to train which takes 4h 39m and costs $90 - $260.

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It takes approximately 4h 11m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Ephrata, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Ephrata is 130 miles. It takes approximately 2h 33m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Ephrata.

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

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There are 128+ hotels available in Ephrata. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 103.2 miles
  • Duration: 4h 11m

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

You can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Ephrata via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, Philadelphia, and Lancaster in around 4h 39m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
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

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 to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$35 - $50
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
10 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $160
First Class
$130 - $260
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Newark Train Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Other operators
Taxi from Newark Train Station to Ephrata
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Estimated price
$160 - $190
Wilmington Taxi Service
Phone
+1 302-804-1134
Delaware Wilmington Taxi
Phone
+1 302-345-1198
Website
delawareridetaxi.weebly.com

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