How to get from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

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from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

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

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To get from Washington, DC to Philadelphia on 04 Jul we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

11:20Union Station1h56 13:1630th Street Station
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£231One-way
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11:20Union Station1h56 13:1630th Street Station
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£231One-way
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06:10Union Station2h06 08:1630th Street Station
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09:15Union Station1h54 11:0930th Street Station
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£351One-way
10:10Union Station2h05 12:1530th Street Station
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£351One-way

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Travel Information from Washington, DC to Philadelphia

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesCoach, flight or train
priceTicket price range£26 - £200
cheapestCheapest modeCoach • £26 • 2 h 20 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • £200 • 59 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak

Travel 123 miles (199 km) by coach, flight or train between Washington, DC and Philadelphia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 59 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a coach is the best option with prices starting as low as £26. The most popular travel providers which serve this trip are Flixbus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travellers can even take a direct coach, flight or train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.

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FAQs

There are 3 travel options from Washington, DC to Philadelphia: coach, flight or train.

Coach services offer the cheapest way to get from Washington, DC to Philadelphia. Tickets for a coach cost on average £26.

This is compared to other travel options to Philadelphia:

A coach is generally £174 less than a flight for the same route. A flight costs on average £200 from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.

A coach is £17 less than a train for this trip with tickets for a train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia costing on average £43.

The fastest way to get to Philadelphia from Washington, DC is by flight with an average travel time of 59 min.

There are alternative travel options to Philadelphia that can usually take longer:

In comparison, going by coach can take 2 h 20 min   on average.

In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 45 min   on average.

The Washington, DC to Philadelphia distance is approximately 123 miles (199 km).

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

  • Around 16 trains per day.

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

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

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

    • You can take a coach from Washington, DC to Philadelphia with Flixbus. Cheap tickets can be found for £26 with Flixbus from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.
    • You can travel by plane between Washington, DC and Philadelphia with Republic Airlines, and you can find Republic Airlines Washington, DC to Philadelphia tickets for £200 on Omio.
    • You can take a train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia with Amtrak. Cheap tickets can be found for £43 with Amtrak from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.

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

    • You'll find direct coach services to Philadelphia with Flixbus with around direct coaches every day.
    • You can find direct flights per day to take to Philadelphia with Republic Airlines or psa airlines.
    • You can find 16 direct trains per day to take to Philadelphia with Amtrak or Amtrak.

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

    Omio customers who travel from Washington, DC to Philadelphia often also extend their holiday to go to New York City, Paris or Madrid. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Philadelphia and these popular destinations at a great price.

    Before travelling from Washington, DC to Philadelphia, it’s good to know what ticket you can buy and how much it will cost in the next 7 days:

    • The price of a coach ticket for this journey is on average £26 one way.
    • The price of a plane ticket is £200 one way on average for this trip.
    • The price of a train ticket for this route is £43 one way on average.

    But we recommend booking Washington, DC to Philadelphia tickets online a few months before your planned travel date to score the best deals and save money on your trip.

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