There are 5 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson by bus, subway, train, tram, car, towncar or shuttle

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Bus, subway, train, tram  •  2 h 39 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 subway from FARRAGUT NORTH station to UNION STATION station Red
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
  5. Take the tram from MT ROYAL & LT RAIL STAT nb to LUTHERVILLE & LT RAIL STAT nb

$66 - $179

Cheapest option

Bus, train  •  2 h 48 min

  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 to Baltimore Penn Station
  3. Take the bus from CHARLES ST & PENN STATION nb to DULANEY VALLEY RD & MACY'S nb 51

$14 - $196

3 alternative options

Drive  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson 73.1 miles

$7 - $11

Towncar  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a town car from Dulles Airport to Towson 73 miles

$220 - $310

Shuttle  •  1 h 33 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Dulles Airport to Towson

$16 - $75

Questions & Answers

The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Towson is 55 miles. The road distance is 73.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson without a car is to bus and subway and train and tram which takes 2 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 39 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson is 73 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 33 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson.
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  • Distance: 55.2 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 39 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Towson, MD, USA?

There is no direct connection from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson. However, you can take the bus to Wiehle-Reston East Station, take the walk to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station, take the subway to FARRAGUT WEST station, take the walk to FARRAGUT NORTH station, take the subway to UNION STATION station, take the walk to Washington Union Station, take the train to Baltimore Penn Station, take the walk to MT ROYAL & LT RAIL STAT nb, then take the tram to LUTHERVILLE & LT RAIL STAT nb. Alternatively, you can take a vehicle from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Towson via D St Sw & 7Th St Sw, L'ENFANT PLAZA station, NEW CARROLLTON station, New Carrollton Amtrak, Baltimore Penn Station, and CHARLES ST & PENN STATION nb in around 2 h 48 min.

Train operators
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 FARRAGUT NORTH station to UNION STATION station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Tram from MT ROYAL & LT RAIL STAT nb to LUTHERVILLE & LT RAIL STAT nb
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Train from NEW CARROLLTON MARC nb to PENN STATION MARC nb
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to Baltimore Penn Station
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$95 - $180
Bus operators
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
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
Maryland Transit
Phone
1-866-743-3682
Website
mta.maryland.gov
Bus from CHARLES ST & PENN STATION nb to DULANEY VALLEY RD & MACY'S nb
Ave. Duration
38 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $5
Schedules at
mta.maryland.gov
Other operators
Jayride
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
Frequency
On demand
Towncar from Dulles Airport to Towson
Estimated price
$220 - $310
Shuttle from Dulles Airport to Towson
Estimated price
$16 - $75

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