There are 7 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster by train, bus, subway, car or plane

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Recommended option

Train  •  5 h 36 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak Keystone Service / ...

$126 - $319

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Bus, subway  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington Dulles Airport - arrivals door 4 to Wiehle-Reston East Station
  2. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
  3. Take the bus from Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW to E Street and Columbus Circle NE Nm
  4. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to York, Pa
  5. Take the bus from York to Lancaster

$34 - $62

5 alternative options

Bus  •  6 h 8 min

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw 5A
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to York, Pa
  3. Take the bus from York to Lancaster

$36 - $64

Drive  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster 138.1 miles

$13 - $20

Fly Washington Dulles to Harrisburg, train  •  3 h 19 min

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

$209 - $453

Fly Washington Dulles to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 9 min

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

$215 - $836

Bus, subway, train to Baltimore, fly to Lancaster  •  4 h

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
  2. Take the subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
  3. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
  4. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lancaster (LNS) BWI - LNS

$58 - $270

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 41 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Lancaster via 7Th St & E St Sw, Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street NW, Washington, Dc and York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 8 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Lancaster is 97 miles. The road distance is 138.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster without a car is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $120 - $320.

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It takes approximately 5 h 36 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster bus services, operated by Metro Washington DC, depart from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door station.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster is to train which takes 5 h 36 min and costs $120 - $320. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $65 and takes 6 h 8 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster.
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  • Distance: 97.1 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 36 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Lancaster, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster via Wiehle-Reston East Station, WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station, FARRAGUT WEST station, FARRAGUT NORTH station, UNION STATION station, Washington Union Station, and Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 5 h 36 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Lancaster via D St Sw & 7Th St Sw, 7Th St & E St Sw, K St Nw & 6Th St Nw, Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street NW, First Street and Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, Dc, York, Pa, and York in around 6 h 8 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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 1-800-872-7245
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Lancaster Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $200
Train from Harrisburg Amtrak to Lancaster Amtrak
Ave. Duration
33 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
Subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Train from NEW CARROLLTON MARC nb to BWI RAIL STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 York, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bieber Transportation Group
Silver Line Express
Phone
+1(703)-572-7661
Website
flydulles.com
Bus from Washington Dulles Airport - arrivals door 4 to Wiehle-Reston East Station
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5
Schedules at
flydulles.com
DC Circulator
Website
dccirculator.com
Bus from Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW to E Street and Columbus Circle NE
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1
Schedules at
dccirculator.com

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