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There are 7 ways to get from Washington to Paoli by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 39m

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

$37 - $189

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Bus  •  5h 39m

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

$21 - $31

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Bus, train  •  4h 22m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...
  2. Take the train from Jefferson Station to Paoli Paoli/Thorndale Line

$26 - $37

Drive  •  2h 35m

  1. Drive from Washington to Paoli 134.4 miles

$13 - $19

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 36m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Station to Paoli

$176 - $475

Train to Baltimore, fly to Lancaster, train  •  4h 4m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Lancaster (LNS) BWI - LNS
  3. Take the train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to Paoli Amtrak Station

$102 - $206

Train to Baltimore, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 50m

  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 train from 30th Street Station to Paoli

$259 - $694

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Paoli is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Paoli is to drive which costs $13 - $19 and takes 2h 35m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Paoli. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Lancaster Av & Valley Rd - FS via Schuylkill Av & JFK Blvd and Plaza at King of Prussia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Paoli. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Paoli via 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 39m.

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The distance between Washington and Paoli is 115 miles. The road distance is 134.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Paoli without a car is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $35 - $190.

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It takes approximately 2h 39m to get from Washington to Paoli, including transfers.

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Washington to Paoli bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from Washington DC station.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Paoli is to train which takes 2h 39m and costs $35 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $21 - $35 and takes 5h 39m.

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  • Distance: 115.3 miles
  • Duration: 2h 39m

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

You can take a train from Washington to Paoli via Philadelphia 30th Street Station and 30th Street Station in around 2h 39m. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Washington to Paoli every 3 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 3h 20m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $900
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
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
1h 39m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$110 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$110 - $160
First Class
$130 - $260
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$75 - $190
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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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
1h 57m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
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 Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Paoli Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Business Seat
$26 - $40
Train from Lancaster Amtrak Station to Paoli Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
43m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Station to Paoli
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
Train from Jefferson Station to Paoli
Ave. Duration
54m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $9
Website
septa.org
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 Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60

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

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Washington to Paoli bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Philadelphia, PA station.

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Washington to Paoli train services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Paoli station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Paoli is 134 miles. It takes approximately 2h 35m to drive from Washington to Paoli.

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American Airlines offers flights from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 105+ hotels available in Paoli. Prices start at $87 USD per night.

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

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