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

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Fly from Reagan Washington

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

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop

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Train

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia

Bus via Penn Medicine Station

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

Drive

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

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly

  1. Take the subway from NATIONAL AIRPORT station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL)

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) flights

The flight time between Reagan Washington (DCA) and Philadelphia (PHL) is around 58 min and covers a distance of around 120 miles. The fastest flight normally takes 57 min. Services are operated by American Airlines. Typically 21 flights run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Flight route information

Average flight journey time:
58 min
Fastest flight journey time:
57 min
Flight distance:
120 miles
Flights per week:
21
Cheapest price:
$128
Carbon emissions:
63 kg CO2

First and last flights

First flight departs at:
06:30
Last flight departs at:
16:47

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) flight schedules

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The cost-effective way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is to drive, which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 28m.

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The quickest way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is to fly which costs $120 - $390 and takes 57 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) station to Philadelphia Airport (PHL). However, there are services departing from NATIONAL AIRPORT station and arriving at Airport Terminal A via GALLERY PLACE CHINATOWN station, Washington Union Station and 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 52m.

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The distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) and Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is 120 miles. The road distance is 132.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) without a car is to train which takes 2h 52m and costs $18 - $180.

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It takes approximately 57 min to fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL), including transfers and time at the airport.

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Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) 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 Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is to fly which takes 57 min and costs $120 - $390. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $18 - $180 and takes 2h 52m, you could also bus via Penn Medicine Station, which costs $27 - $50 and takes 5h 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 Philadelphia Airport (PHL) train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Map of how to get from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL).
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  • Distance: 119.7 miles
  • Duration: 57 min

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

American Airlines flies from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) 3 times a day. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $100 - $160 and the journey takes 1h 34m. Two other operators also service this route.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
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 Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$110 - $160
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$110 - $150
Business Seat - Child
$100 - $150
First Class - Adult
$170 - $240
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$170 - $240
First Class - Child
$170 - $240
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
$16 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $100
Business Class Seat
$55 - $140
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
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
$1 - $3
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$26 - $35
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
boltbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is 133 miles. It takes approximately 2h 28m to drive from Reagan Washington Airport (DCA) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL).

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

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