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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Bus to Reagan Washington, fly  •  2h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL

$170 - $440

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Bus Megabus  •  6h 15m

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

$32 - $46

5 alternative options

Bus to Baltimore, fly  •  3h 52m

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL

$222 - $746

Subway, train  •  3h 48m

  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 Express / ...

$107 - $271

Bus, train  •  4h 14m

  1. Take the bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw 5A
  2. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Northeast Regional / ...

$92 - $208

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6h 18m

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

$35 - $64

Drive  •  2h 54m

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) 155.5 miles

$15 - $22

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is to drive which costs $15 - $22 and takes 2h 54m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is to bus and fly which costs $170 - $440 and takes 2h 52m.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is 134 miles. The road distance is 155.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) without a car is to subway and train which takes 3h 48m and costs $100 - $280.

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It takes approximately 2h 52m to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL), including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 59m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) is 156 miles. It takes approximately 2h 54m to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL).

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

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There are 409+ hotels available in Philadelphia Airport (PHL). Prices start at $85 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL).
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  • Distance: 134.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 52m

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA?

Megabus operates a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Philadelphia Airport (PHL) every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
54m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Train operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station
Ave. Duration
37m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 43m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Bus operators
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to N Moore St & Rosslyn Station Bus Bay C
Ave. Duration
36m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8
Schedules at
wmata.com
Bus from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door to D St Sw & 7Th St Sw
Ave. Duration
44m
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 Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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