There are 6 ways to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington by plane, train, bus, subway or car

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Fly from Washington Dulles, train  •  2 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAD - PHL
  2. Take the train from Chester to Wilmington

$191 - $785

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Bus  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Baltimore Downtown, Md 1002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Wilmington, De 7910 / ...

$34 - $70

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Bus to Reagan Washington, fly, train  •  4 h 7 min

  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
  3. Take the train from Chester to Wilmington

$178 - $452

Subway, train  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the subway from WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station to FARRAGUT WEST station Silver
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$90 - $244

Bus, train  •  3 h 15 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 Wilmington Amtrak Northeast Regional / ...

$80 - $202

Drive  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington 135.9 miles

$13 - $20

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington. However, there are services departing from Dulles Airport Main Terminal & Arrivals/Door and arriving at Wilmington, De via 7Th St & E St Sw, Massachusetts Avenue and 5th Street NW, Washington, Dc and Baltimore Downtown, Md. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 54 min.

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The distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) and Wilmington is 116 miles. The road distance is 135.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington without a car is to subway and train which takes 2 h 48 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 20 min to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington, including transfers.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The quickest flight from Washington Dulles Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Wilmington, De station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington is 136 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 33 min to drive from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington.

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United Airlines offers flights from Washington Dulles Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Wilmington. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington.
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  • Distance: 116.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 20 min

What companies run services between Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), USA and Wilmington, DE, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to Wilmington 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, and Baltimore Downtown, Md in around 4 h 54 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
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
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 Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $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
35 min
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
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 Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35

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