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There are 6 ways to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  5h 23m

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

$62 - $141

Cheapest option

Train, bus  •  8h 32m

  1. Take the train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to PENN STATION MARC nb
  2. Take the bus from 701 E. Joppa Rd. Black and Decker to York Transfer Center 83S
  3. Take the bus from York Transfer Center to Harrisburg - PHEAA Building 83N

$15 - $29

4 alternative options

Bus  •  7h 21m

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

Drive  •  2h 21m

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg 120.2 miles

$11 - $17

Subway, fly to Harrisburg  •  4h 39m

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

$121 - $393

Subway, fly to Lancaster, train  •  4h 40m

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

$118 - $265

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg by subway, bus, train and walk

The journey time between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Harrisburg is around 28h 19m and covers a distance of around 149 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 16h 19m. Operated by Metro Washington DC, Maryland Transit and Rabbit Transit, the Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg service departs from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arrives in Harrisburg - PHEAA Building. Typically four services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
28h 19m
Fastest journey time:
16h 19m
Journey distance:
149 miles
Services per week:
4
Cheapest price:
$15
Carbon emissions:
24 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
14:25
Last service departs at:
14:25

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg subway, bus, train and walk schedules

Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) → Harrisburg
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The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 21m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 21m.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Harrisburg. However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Harrisburg via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington Union Station and Philadelphia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 23m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Harrisburg is 99 miles. The road distance is 120.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg without a car is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs $60 - $150.

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It takes approximately 5h 23m to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg, including transfers.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg 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 Harrisburg is to train which takes 5h 23m and costs $60 - $150. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 21m.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Harrisburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 50 min.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Harrisburg station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg.
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  • Distance: 99.1 miles
  • Duration: 5h 23m

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

You can take a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, and Philadelphia in around 5h 23m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington DC, Philadelphia Market Street, and Philadelphia in around 7h 21m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $450
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $200
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $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
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Lancaster to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$29 - $45
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 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $95
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from UNION STATION MARC Washington to PENN STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $8
More information at
Maryland Transit
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
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia Market Street
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
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.

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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
Rabbit Transit
Phone
+1 800-632-9063
Website
rabbittransit.org
Bus from 701 E. Joppa Rd. Black and Decker to York Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
rabbittransit.org
Bus from York Transfer Center to Harrisburg - PHEAA Building
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
rabbittransit.org

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg is 120 miles. It takes approximately 2h 21m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Harrisburg.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Harrisburg Airport.

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