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There are 3 ways to get from Washington to Harrisburg by bus, train or car

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Bus  •  3 h 19 min

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Harrisburg, Pa 4696 / ...

$18 - $42

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Train  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...

$124 - $311

Drive  •  2 h 14 min

  1. Drive from Washington to Harrisburg 116.5 miles

$11 - $17

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Harrisburg is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2 h 14 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Harrisburg. However, there are services departing from Washington, Dc and arriving at N 6th St & Reily St via Harrisburg Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 19 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Harrisburg station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Harrisburg Amtrak Station via Philadelphia 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Washington and Harrisburg is 96 miles. The road distance is 116.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Harrisburg without a car is to bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $18 - $45.

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It takes approximately 3 h 19 min to get from Washington to Harrisburg, including transfers.

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

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Washington to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Washington Union Station.

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The best way to get from Washington to Harrisburg is to bus which takes 3 h 19 min and costs $18 - $45. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $320 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Harrisburg.
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  • Distance: 96.2 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 19 min

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

Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Harrisburg twice daily. Tickets cost $17 - $40 and the journey takes 3 h 10 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Washington to Harrisburg via Philadelphia 30th Street Station in around 4 h 22 min.

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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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
Amtrak

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
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
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.

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 Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40

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Washington to Harrisburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Harrisburg, Pa station.

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Washington to Harrisburg train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Harrisburg Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Harrisburg is 116 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 14 min to drive from Washington to Harrisburg.

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