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

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Subway, train  •  4h 5m

  1. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station Silver
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela / ...

$89 - $173

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Megabus, bus  •  5h 29m

  1. Take the Megabus from Washington Dulles Airport to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA

$40 - $64

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Bus  •  5h 58m

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

$43 - $61

Drive  •  3h 1m

  1. Drive from Sterling to Philadelphia 162.7 miles

$15 - $23

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Philadelphia  •  3h 42m

  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) DCA - PHL

$193 - $471

Subway, train to Baltimore, fly to Philadelphia  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  3. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL

$298 - $695

Fly Washington Dulles to Harrisburg, train  •  5h

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Harrisburg (MDT) IAD - MDT
  2. Take the train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$229 - $477

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The cheapest way to get from Sterling to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Sterling to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 3h 1m.

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The distance between Sterling and Philadelphia is 138 miles. The road distance is 162.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Sterling to Philadelphia without a car is to subway and train which takes 4h 5m and costs $85 - $180.

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It takes approximately 4h 5m to get from Sterling to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Sterling to Philadelphia is 163 miles. It takes approximately 3h 1m to drive from Sterling to Philadelphia.

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

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There are 531+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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

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  • Distance: 138.1 miles
  • Duration: 4h 5m

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

You can take a bus from Sterling to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles Airport and Washington DC in around 5h 29m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
52m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
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 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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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
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington Dulles Airport to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$5 - $15
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Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
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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 Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60
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
28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $5
Schedules at
wmata.com

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