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Travel Information between Philadelphia and Washington, DC

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $253
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 25 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $253 (€211) • 1 h 4 min
carriersPopular travel companiesRepublic Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak

Travel 123 miles (199 km) by flight, bus or train to Washington, DC from Philadelphia. 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 bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $10 (€8). The most popular travel companies which serve this journey are Republic Airlines, Flixbus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct flight, bus or train from Philadelphia to Washington, DC.

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What are the ways to get from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

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

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

The cheapest way to travel from Philadelphia to Washington, DC is by taking a bus with an average price of $10 (€8).

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

Taking a bus is about $243 (€203) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $253 (€211) for this trip.

Taking a bus is about $22 (€18) less than taking a train, which costs on average $32 (€27) for this trip.

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

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

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

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

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

How far is it from Philadelphia to Washington, DC?

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

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 a day.

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

When traveling to Washington, DC from Philadelphia, where do I depart from Philadelphia and where do I arrive in Washington, DC?

These are the most popular departure and arrival points 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 to go to Washington, DC by plane. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Republic Airlines Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $253 (€211).
    • Travel with Flixbus to go to Washington, DC by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Flixbus Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $10 (€8).
    • Travel with Amtrak to go to Washington, DC by train. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Amtrak Philadelphia to Washington, DC tickets on Omio for $32 (€27).
    Can I travel directly between Philadelphia and Washington, DC?

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

    • You can check for a direct train to Washington, DC with Amtrak or Amtrak with 12 direct trains per day.

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

    Where else should I travel to after my journey between Philadelphia and Washington, DC ends?
    Many of our customers who book a trip from Philadelphia to Washington, DC often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or London. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Philadelphia and Washington, DC itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Washington, DC and any of these top destinations today!
    How far in advance should I purchase tickets to Washington, DC from Philadelphia online to get the best deals?

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

    • Plane tickets cost $253 (€211) one way on average.
    • Bus tickets cost on average $10 (€8) one way.
    • Train tickets cost on average $32 (€27) one way.

    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.