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There are 10 ways to get from Washington to Allentown by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  4 h 49 min

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

$112 - $281

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Bus Megabus  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Allentown Philadelphia

$33 - $60

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  5 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Allentown 10/12

$37 - $79

Drive  •  3 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Allentown 178.3 miles

$17 - $26

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, bus  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Allentown

$188 - $475

Fly Washington Dulles to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, bus  •  5 h 55 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (AVP) IAD - AVP
  2. Take the bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Allentown, PA

$249 - $965

Train to Baltimore, fly to Philadelphia, bus  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Philadelphia (PHL) BWI - PHL
  3. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Allentown

$291 - $742

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton  •  5 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) PHL - ABE

$263 - $1,214

Fly Washington Dulles to Philadelphia, bus  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAD - PHL
  2. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Allentown

$214 - $852

Fly Washington Dulles to Harrisburg, bus  •  7 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Harrisburg (MDT) IAD - MDT
  2. Take the bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Allentown, Pa

$204 - $458

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Allentown is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Allentown is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3 h 21 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Allentown. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at Allentown via Philadelphia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 52 min.

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The distance between Washington and Allentown is 145 miles. The road distance is 178.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Allentown without a car is to train and bus which takes 4 h 49 min and costs $110 - $290.

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It takes approximately 4 h 49 min to get from Washington to Allentown, including transfers.

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Washington to Allentown bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Washington, Dc station.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 58 min.

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Washington to Allentown bus services, operated by Fullington Trailways, arrive at Allentown station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Allentown is 178 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 21 min to drive from Washington to Allentown.

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  • Distance: 144.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 49 min

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Allentown, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Washington to Allentown via Philadelphia, Pa and Philadelphia in around 5 h 52 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton
Ave. Duration
48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $850
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $1,400
Flights from Washington Dulles to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $600
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
+1 215-856-7924
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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
Bus operators
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Bus from Wilkes-Barre, PA to Allentown, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Harrisburg, Pa to Allentown, Pa
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
Fullington Trailways
Phone
+1 800.942.8287
Website
fullingtontours.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Allentown
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $35
Schedules at
fullingtontours.com
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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 58+ hotels available in Allentown. Prices start at $72 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reagan Washington Airport is to subway which takes 15 min and costs $2 - $4.

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