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from Philadelphia to Washington, DC

You can get from Philadelphia to Washington, DC by train, bus or flight.

Our recommendation

To get from Philadelphia to Washington, DC on 29 Nov we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

18:4830th Street Station1h57 20:45Union Station
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£601One-way
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23:5430th Street Station2h00 01:54Union Station
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£421One-way
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19:5530th Street Station1h57 21:52Union Station
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£781One-way
20:1130th Street Station1h56 22:07Union Station
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£781One-way
17:0530th Street Station2h05 19:10Union Station
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£781One-way

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Mon
29 Nov
£75Amtrak
£28Flixbus
£195psa airlines
Tue
30 Nov
£57Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£188United
Wed
1 Dec
£25Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£195psa airlines
Thu
2 Dec
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£11Flixbus
£197air wisconsin
Fri
3 Dec
£30Amtrak
£11Flixbus
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Sat
4 Dec
£25Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£187psa airlines
Sun
5 Dec
£25Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£187psa airlines
Mon
6 Dec
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£12Flixbus
£189United
Tue
7 Dec
£20Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£148psa airlines
Wed
8 Dec
£15Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£147psa airlines
Thu
9 Dec
£15Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£100psa airlines
Fri
10 Dec
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£11Flixbus
£99air wisconsin
Sat
11 Dec
£15Amtrak
£8Flixbus
£99psa airlines
Sun
12 Dec
£20Amtrak
£11Flixbus
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Mon
13 Dec
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£11Flixbus
£99CommutAir
Tue
14 Dec
£15Amtrak
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£99psa airlines
Wed
15 Dec
£15Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£101United
Thu
16 Dec
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£11Flixbus
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Fri
17 Dec
£20Amtrak
£11Flixbus
£102psa airlines
Sat
18 Dec
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£11Flixbus
£101psa airlines

Travel Information from Philadelphia to Washington, DC

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, coach or train
priceTicket price range£8 - £188
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £8 • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £188 • 1 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRepublic Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak

Travel 123 miles (199 km) by flight, coach or train between Philadelphia and Washington, DC. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h 4 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £8. The most popular travel providers which serve this journey are Republic Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct flight, coach or train from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

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FAQs
How do I go from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

There are 3 ways that you can travel to Washington, DC from Philadelphia. You can take a flight, coach or train.

What is the cheapest way from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington, DC. Tickets for a coach cost on average £8.

This is compared to other travel options to Washington, DC:

A coach is about £181 less than a flight, which costs on average £188 for this journey.

A coach is about £16 less than a train, which costs on average £24 for this journey.

What is the fastest way from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

The fastest way to get to Washington, DC from Philadelphia is by flight with an average travel time of 1 h 4 min.

There are alternative travel options to Washington, DC that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 25 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 52 min   on average.

How far is it from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

You should expect to travel around 123 miles (199 km) from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

How many scheduled departures are there a day from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

The average frequency per day from Philadelphia to Washington, DC is:

  • 12 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip from Philadelphia to Washington, DC as scheduled services by flight, coach or train can vary by season or day of the week.

What are the departure and arrival points in Philadelphia and in Washington, DC?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points for travellers from Philadelphia to Washington, DC:

    Which travel operators can get me from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

    Omio works with many trusted partners that can help you travel the best way from Philadelphia to Washington, DC:

    • You can travel by plane from Philadelphia to Washington, DC with Republic Airlines, and you can find Republic Airlines Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets for £188 on Omio.
    • You can travel by coach from Philadelphia to Washington, DC with Flixbus, and you can find Flixbus Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets for £8 on Omio.
    • You can travel by train to Washington, DC from Philadelphia with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets for £24 on Omio.
    Can I find a direct route between Philadelphia and Washington, DC?

    Yes, there are direct routes from Philadelphia to Washington, DC with the following travel companies:

    • You can find direct flights per day to Washington, DC with Republic Airlines or psa airlines.
    • You can check for a direct coach to Washington, DC with Flixbus or Greyhound with direct coaches per day.
    • You'll find direct train services to Washington, DC with Amtrak or Amtrak with around 12 direct trains every day.

    As you won't need to change at another stop in between, direct services to Washington, DC tend to save you time and add more convenience, so it's worth paying attention to before you purchase tickets for this journey.

    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip to Washington, DC from Philadelphia?
    Looking to extend your trip from Philadelphia to Washington, DC? Many Omio customers who go from Philadelphia to Washington, DC usually extend their holiday to explore other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or London. If you're looking to explore New York City, Paris or London from Washington, DC, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.
    How early should I buy tickets between Philadelphia and Washington, DC online for the best deals?

    When planning your trip to Washington, DC from Philadelphia, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to book and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Plane tickets cost £188 one way on average.
    • Coach tickets are costing on average £8 one way.
    • Train tickets are costing on average £24 one way.

    However, we recommend buying tickets between Philadelphia and Washington, DC online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.