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from Philadelphia to Washington, DC

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

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

09:14PM30th Street Station2h05 11:19PMUnion Station
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$471One-way
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09:14PM30th Street Station2h05 11:19PMUnion Station
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$471One-way
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11:54PM30th Street Station2h04 01:58AMUnion Station
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08:32AM30th Street Station2h03 10:35AMUnion Station
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$751One-way
09:37AM30th Street Station1h59 11:36AMUnion Station
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$751One-way

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Thu
Jul 29
$47Amtrak
$39Greyhound
$264Republic Airlines
Fri
Jul 30
$47Amtrak
$25OurBus
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Sat
Jul 31
$61Amtrak
$25OurBus
$264Republic Airlines
Sun
Aug 1
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$25OurBus
$199Republic Airlines
Mon
Aug 2
$20Amtrak
$36Greyhound
$136Republic Airlines
Tue
Aug 3
$27Amtrak
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Wed
Aug 4
$20Amtrak
$36Greyhound
$253Mesa Airlines
Thu
Aug 5
$20Amtrak
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$201Republic Airlines
Fri
Aug 6
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$25OurBus
$253Republic Airlines
Sat
Aug 7
$20Amtrak
$25OurBus
$201psa airlines
Sun
Aug 8
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$25OurBus
$253psa airlines
Mon
Aug 9
$27Amtrak
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$253Republic Airlines
Tue
Aug 10
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$36Greyhound
$253psa airlines
Wed
Aug 11
$20Amtrak
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$201Republic Airlines
Thu
Aug 12
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$36Greyhound
$201psa airlines
Fri
Aug 13
$20Amtrak
$25OurBus
$201Republic Airlines
Sat
Aug 14
$20Amtrak
$25OurBus
$168psa airlines
Sun
Aug 15
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$25OurBus
$201Republic Airlines
Mon
Aug 16
$20Amtrak
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$136Republic Airlines
Tue
Aug 17
$20Amtrak
$36Greyhound
$136psa airlines

Travel Information between Philadelphia and Washington, DC

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$18 - $132
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $18 (€14) • 2 h 30 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $132 (€105) • 1 h
carriersPopular travel companiesRepublic Airlines, OurBus or Amtrak

Take a flight, bus or train to travel 123 miles (199 km) between Philadelphia and Washington, DC. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 1 h; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $18 (€14). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Republic Airlines, OurBus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

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

You can travel to Washington, DC from Philadelphia 3 different ways: flight, bus or train.

How do I get from Philadelphia to Washington, DC the cheapest way?

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington, DC is by taking a bus. You can find average ticket prices around $18 (€14) compared to other travel options to Washington, DC:

Taking a bus is usually $114 (€91) less than taking a flight to Washington, DC, which costs on average $132 (€105) for the same trip.

Taking a bus is usually $8 (€6) less than taking a train to Washington, DC, which costs on average $26 (€21) for the same trip.

What is the quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

The quickest way to travel to Washington, DC from Philadelphia is by flight, which takes on average 1 h   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

In comparison, getting to Washington, DC by bus can take on average 2 h 30 min.

In comparison, traveling by train can take you on average 1 h 51 min.

How many miles from Philadelphia to Washington, DC would I travel?

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

Where do people depart from and arrive in when traveling from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

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

    Which travel companies can take me from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Philadelphia to Washington, DC, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Republic Airlines for flights to Washington, DC. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Republic Airlines Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $132 (€105).
    • Travel with OurBus for buses to Washington, DC. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for OurBus Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $18 (€14).
    • Travel with Amtrak for trains to Washington, DC. If you’re looking for a good deal on tickets, check for Amtrak Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $26 (€21).
    Is it possible to travel directly to Washington, DC from Philadelphia?

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

    • You can take a direct bus with Greyhound.
    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak or Amtrak.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Washington, DC as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Philadelphia and Washington, DC.

    Where else should I travel to after my journey between Philadelphia and Washington, DC ends?
    Omio customers who travel from Philadelphia to Washington, DC often also extend their vacation to go to New York City, Paris or London. Omio can help you plan your trip by finding the best connections between Washington, DC and these popular destinations at a great price.
    How early should I book Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets online to score the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets cost on average $132 (€105) one way.
    • Bus tickets cost $18 (€14) one way on average.
    • Train tickets cost $26 (€21) one way on average.

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

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Philadelphia
    Washington, DC
    Philadelphia 30th Street Station
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