There are 6 ways to get from Washington to 30th Street Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$90 - $250

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  2 h 45 min

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

$15 - $25

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  3 h 17 min

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

$24 - $51

Drive  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Washington to 30th Street Station 138.4 miles

$13 - $20

Fly from Reagan Washington  •  3 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL

$170 - $440

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  3 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL

$273 - $707

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to 30th Street Station is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2 h 34 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to 30th Street Station is to train which costs $90 - $250 and takes 1 h 34 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Washington DC and arriving at Philadelphia, PA. Services depart every two hours. The journey takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Washington Union Station station and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 34 min.

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The distance between Washington and 30th Street Station is 124 miles. The road distance is 138.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to 30th Street Station without a car is to train which takes 1 h 34 min and costs $90 - $250.

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The train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station takes 1 h 34 min including transfers and departs hourly.

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Washington to 30th Street Station bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington DC station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to 30th Street Station.
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  • Distance: 123.9 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 34 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and 30th Street Station, PA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to 30th Street Station hourly. Tickets cost $90 - $250 and the journey takes 1 h 34 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to 30th Street Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 2 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
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
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
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
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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