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There are 7 ways to get from Sterling to Downingtown by subway, train, bus, car or plane

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Subway, train

  1. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to METRO CENTER station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak

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Bus, train

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

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Drive

  1. Drive from Sterling to Downingtown

Fly Washington Dulles to Lancaster, train

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Lancaster (LNS)
  2. Take the train from Lancaster to Downingtown Amtrak

Fly Washington Dulles to Philadelphia, train

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak

Fly Washington Dulles to Harrisburg, train

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Harrisburg (MDT)
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg to Downingtown Amtrak

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Philadelphia, train

  1. Take the bus from Herndon-Monroe Pk & Rd & Bus Bay T to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak

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The cheapest way to get from Sterling to Downingtown is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Sterling to Downingtown is to fly and train which costs $80 - $140 and takes 2h 29m.

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The distance between Sterling and Downingtown is 116 miles. The road distance is 143.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Sterling to Downingtown without a car is to subway and train which takes 4h 25m and costs $70 - $270.

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It takes approximately 4h 25m to get from Sterling to Downingtown, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Lancaster Airport is the direct flight which takes 40 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Sterling to Downingtown is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 50m to drive from Sterling to Downingtown.

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Lancaster Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Downingtown. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Sterling to Washington Dulles Airport is to taxi which takes 9 min and costs $20 - $24.

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Map of how to get from Sterling to Downingtown.
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  • Distance: 115.7 miles
  • Duration: 4h 25m

What companies run services between Sterling, VA, USA and Downingtown, PA, USA?

There is no direct connection from Sterling to Downingtown. However, you can take the taxi to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station, take the subway to METRO CENTER station, take the subway to UNION STATION station, take the walk to Washington Union Station, take the train to Philadelphia, then take the train to Downingtown Amtrak. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Sterling to Downingtown via Center St and Locust St, Wiehle Metro Bay H, WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station, METRO CENTER station, UNION STATION station, Washington, DC - Union Station, Philadelphia Megabus Stop, and Philadelphia in around 7h 23m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Washington Dulles to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $410
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $55
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to METRO CENTER station
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$2 - $3
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
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
Train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Lancaster to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 3 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
Train from Harrisburg to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Downingtown
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Website
septa.org
65 and over
$1 - $2
Bus operators
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
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Herndon-Monroe Pk & Rd & Bus Bay T to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
wmata.com
Senior / Disabled
$1

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