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

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Train, taxi  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Downingtown Amtrak
  3. Take a taxi from Downingtown Amtrak to Reading

$236 - $436

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Bus Megabus  •  7h 30m

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

$40 - $60

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Train, bus  •  5h 44m

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

$119 - $281

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7h 40m

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

$44 - $79

Drive  •  2h 39m

  1. Drive from Washington to Reading 143.4 miles

$14 - $21

Train to Baltimore, fly to Lancaster  •  2h 44m

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

$153 - $285

Fly Reagan Washington to Philadelphia, bus  •  7h 19m

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

$195 - $475

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to Reading is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 39m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to Reading is to drive which costs $14 - $21 and takes 2h 39m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to Reading. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Reading, PA via 30th St. Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 30m.

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The distance between Washington and Reading is 116 miles. The road distance is 143.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to Reading without a car is to train and taxi which takes 3h 51m and costs $230 - $440.

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It takes approximately 3h 51m to get from Washington to Reading, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Baltimore Airport to Lancaster Airport is the direct flight which takes 40m.

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Washington to Reading bus services, operated by Bieber Transportation Group, arrive at Reading, PA station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to Reading is 143 miles. It takes approximately 2h 39m to drive from Washington to Reading.

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  • Distance: 116.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 51m

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

You can take a bus from Washington to Reading via Philadelphia, PA and 30th St. Station in around 7h 30m.

Airlines
Southern Airways Express
Website
iflysouthern.com
Flights from Baltimore to Lancaster
Ave. Duration
40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$30 - $65
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
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 34m
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
21m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $140
First Class Seat
$120 - $150
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 Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
38m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Bus operators
Bieber Transportation Group
Phone
+1 610-683-7333
Email
tourways@biebergroup.com
Website
biebergroup.com
Bus from 30th St. Station to Reading, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Bieber Transportation Group
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Reading, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 35m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
Bieber Transportation Group
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
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Other operators
Taxi from Downingtown Amtrak to Reading
Ave. Duration
39m
Estimated price
$120 - $150

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Southern Airways Express offers flights from Baltimore Airport to Lancaster Airport.

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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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