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There are 7 ways to get from UNION STATION station to Villanova University by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  2h 42m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia Acela / ...

$36 - $161

Cheapest option

Bus via Gulph Mills Station - onsite  •  3h 58m

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

$19 - $36

5 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 39m

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

$20 - $27

Drive  •  2h 32m

  1. Drive from UNION STATION station to Villanova University 136 miles

$13 - $20

Fly from Reagan Washington, train  •  4h 19m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Villanova

$136 - $339

Train to Baltimore, fly, train  •  4h 27m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL
  3. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Villanova

$105 - $386

Subway to Washington Dulles, fly, train  •  5h 24m

  1. Take the subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
  2. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAD - PHL
  3. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Villanova

$143 - $575

UNION STATION station to Villanova University by walk and train

The journey time between UNION STATION station and Villanova University is around 2h 44m and covers a distance of around 146 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 2h 8m. Services are operated by Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional, Amtrak and others. Typically 123 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
2h 44m
Fastest journey time:
2h 8m
Journey distance:
146 miles
Services per week:
123
Cheapest price:
$36
Carbon emissions:
12 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
04:45
Last service departs at:
20:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

UNION STATION station to Villanova University walk and train schedules

UNION STATION station → Villanova University
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The cheapest way to get from UNION STATION station to Villanova University is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 32m.

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The quickest way to get from UNION STATION station to Villanova University is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 32m.

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No, there is no direct train from UNION STATION station station to Villanova University. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Villanova via 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 42m.

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The distance between UNION STATION station and Villanova University is 119 miles. The road distance is 136 miles.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Villanova University without a car is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs $35 - $170.

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It takes approximately 2h 42m to get from UNION STATION station to Villanova University, including transfers.

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UNION STATION station to Villanova University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from UNION STATION station to Villanova University is to train which takes 2h 42m and costs $35 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus via Gulph Mills Station - onsite, which costs $19 - $40 and takes 3h 58m.

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

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UNION STATION station to Villanova University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Map of how to get from UNION STATION station to Villanova University.
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  • Distance: 119.1 miles
  • Duration: 2h 42m

What companies run services between UNION STATION station, DC, USA and Villanova University, PA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 1h 34m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA 3 times a day. Tickets cost $12 - $28 and the journey takes 2h 50m.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $440
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
$110 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $160
First Class
$130 - $260
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
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 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Bwi Thurgood Marshall Airport Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Villanova
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
septa.org
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from METRO CENTER station to ROSSLYN station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Book at
megabus.com
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 UNION STATION station to Villanova University is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2h 32m to drive from UNION STATION station to Villanova University.

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

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