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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Philadelphia  •  1 h 37 min

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

$171 - $430

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA

$20 - $31

4 alternative options

Fly to Newark, train  •  3 h 36 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Newark (EWR) DCA - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$128 - $542

Train  •  2 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$95 - $256

Bus Greyhound USA  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...

$23 - $50

Drive  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia 142.6 miles

$14 - $21

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $170 - $430 and takes 1 h 37 min.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Philadelphia is 127 miles. The road distance is 142.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 2 h 19 min and costs $95 - $260.

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It takes approximately 1 h 37 min to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 1 h 37 min and costs $170 - $430. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $95 - $260 and takes 2 h 19 min, you could also bus, which costs $19 - $35 and takes 4 h 41 min.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 59 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia.

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

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There are 428+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 126.6 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 37 min

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

American Airlines flies from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia 4 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 34 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
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 Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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