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There are 6 ways to get from Washington to Penn St Station by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  2h 33m

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

$36 - $162

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Bus via Philadelphia, PA  •  4h 14m

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

$20 - $33

4 alternative options

Bus  •  4h 8m

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

$26 - $36

Drive  •  2h 25m

  1. Drive from Washington to Penn St Station 131.1 miles

$12 - $19

Fly from Reagan Washington, train  •  3h 47m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the train from University City to Clifton-Aldan

$175 - $447

Train to Baltimore, fly, train  •  4h

  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 University City to Clifton-Aldan

$258 - $666

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Penn St Station is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 25m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Penn St Station is to drive which costs $12 - $19 and takes 2h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Washington station to Penn St Station. However, there are services departing from Washington Union Station and arriving at Clifton-Aldan via 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 33m.

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The distance between Washington and Penn St Station is 118 miles. The road distance is 131.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Penn St Station without a car is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs $35 - $170.

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It takes approximately 2h 33m to get from Washington to Penn St Station, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Washington to Penn St Station is to train which takes 2h 33m and costs $35 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $40 and takes 4h 8m.

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The quickest flight from Reagan Washington Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Washington to Penn St Station train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Map of how to get from Washington to Penn St Station.
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  • Distance: 118 miles
  • Duration: 2h 33m

What companies run services between Washington, DC, USA and Penn St Station, PA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Washington to Penn St Station hourly. Tickets cost $110 - $160 and the journey takes 1h 39m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Washington to Penn St Station every 2 hours. Tickets cost $20 - $28 and the journey takes 3h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
59m
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
+1 215-856-7924
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
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
3h 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $28
Flexible
$40 - $60

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Penn St Station is 131 miles. It takes approximately 2h 25m to drive from Washington to Penn St Station.

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

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There are 491+ hotels available in Penn St Station. Prices start at $102 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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