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

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Train, line 104 bus  •  3h 8m

  1. Take the train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the line 104 bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chestnut St & Darlington St 104

$38 - $105

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Bus, line 104 bus  •  5h 5m

  1. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA Wdc
  2. Take the line 104 bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chestnut St & Darlington St 104

$18 - $33

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Bus, line 104 bus via Philadelphia  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...
  2. Take the line 104 bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chestnut St & Darlington St 104

$28 - $39

Drive  •  2h 23m

  1. Drive from Washington to West Chester 126.4 miles

$12 - $18

Fly from Reagan Washington, line 104 bus  •  4h 47m

  1. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  2. Take the line 104 bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chestnut St & Darlington St

$119 - $559

Fly from Washington Dulles, line 104 bus  •  5h 12m

  1. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Philadelphia (PHL) IAD - PHL
  2. Take the line 104 bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chestnut St & Darlington St

$154 - $914

Train to Baltimore, fly, line 104 bus  •  5h 1m

  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 line 104 bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chestnut St & Darlington St

$139 - $437

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The cheapest way to get from Washington to West Chester is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 23m.

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The quickest way to get from Washington to West Chester is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2h 23m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Washington to West Chester. However, there are services departing from Washington DC and arriving at Chestnut St & Darlington St via Market St & 30th St - FS and 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 5m.

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The distance between Washington and West Chester is 107 miles. The road distance is 126.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Washington to West Chester without a car is to train and line 104 bus which takes 3h 8m and costs $35 - $110.

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It takes approximately 3h 8m to get from Washington to West Chester, including transfers.

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Washington to West Chester bus services, operated by Megabus, 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 1h 3m.

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Washington to West Chester bus services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Chestnut St & Darlington St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Washington to West Chester is 126 miles. It takes approximately 2h 23m to drive from Washington to West Chester.

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  • Distance: 106.6 miles
  • Duration: 3h 8m

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

You can take a bus from Washington to West Chester via Philadelphia, Pa, 13th St Station - MFL, 69th St Transportation Center - MFL EB, and 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal in around 4h 45m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Flights from Baltimore to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Washington Dulles to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,500
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
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 Washington Union Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
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
27 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $65
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Bus operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Bus from 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal to Chestnut St & Darlington St
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3
Website
septa.org
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 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $29
Flexible
$40 - $60
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Book at
megabus.com

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

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There are 104+ hotels available in West Chester. Prices start at $100 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 - $3.

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