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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 Jul 27 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

08:00AMUnion Station1h55 09:55AM30th Street Station
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$471One-way
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07:30AMWashington, DC3h25 10:55AMPhiladelphia
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$391One-way
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08:40AMUnion Station1h57 10:37AM30th Street Station
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$471One-way
05:55PMUnion Station2h00 07:55PM30th Street Station
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$471One-way
07:05AMUnion Station2h02 09:07AM30th Street Station
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$471One-way

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COMPARE Prices for trains, buses and flights

Tue
Jul 27
$34Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$264psa airlines
Wed
Jul 28
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$16Flixbus
$253psa airlines
Thu
Jul 29
$27Amtrak
$16Flixbus
$253CommutAir
Fri
Jul 30
$34Amtrak
$16Flixbus
$264Republic Airlines
Sat
Jul 31
$27Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$264CommutAir
Sun
Aug 1
$27Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$254Republic Airlines
Mon
Aug 2
$27Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$254psa airlines
Tue
Aug 3
$20Amtrak
$16Flixbus
$136Republic Airlines
Wed
Aug 4
$27Amtrak
$11Flixbus
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Thu
Aug 5
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$16Flixbus
$200Republic Airlines
Fri
Aug 6
$20Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$254Republic Airlines
Sat
Aug 7
$20Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$201psa airlines
Sun
Aug 8
$27Amtrak
$16Flixbus
$201psa airlines
Mon
Aug 9
$20Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$201Republic Airlines
Tue
Aug 10
$20Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$201psa airlines
Wed
Aug 11
Find prices
$11Flixbus
$201Republic Airlines
Thu
Aug 12
$20Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$201psa airlines
Fri
Aug 13
$27Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$201Republic Airlines
Sat
Aug 14
$20Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$201psa airlines
Sun
Aug 15
$27Amtrak
$11Flixbus
$169Republic Airlines

Travel Information to Philadelphia from Washington, DC

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesFlight, bus or train
priceTicket price range$20 - $164
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $20 (€16) • 2 h 50 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $164 (€130) • 52 min
carriersPopular travel companiespsa airlines, OurBus or Amtrak

Travel 123 miles (199 km) by flight, bus or train to Philadelphia from Washington, DC. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 52 min; whereas, if saving money is more important, then a bus is the best option with prices starting as low as $20 (€16). The most popular travel companies which serve this route are psa airlines, OurBus or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus or train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.

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

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

How far is it from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?

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

Where do I depart from Washington, DC? Where do I arrive in Philadelphia?

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

    Who can get me 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 go to Philadelphia from Washington, DC by plane with psa airlines. You'll see cheap plane tickets for $164 (€130) with psa airlines from Washington, DC to Philadelphia on Omio.
    • You can go to Philadelphia from Washington, DC by bus with OurBus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $20 (€16) with OurBus from Washington, DC to Philadelphia on Omio.
    • You can travel by train between Washington, DC and Philadelphia with Amtrak, and you can find Amtrak Washington, DC to Philadelphia tickets for $26 (€21) on Omio.
    Is it possible to travel directly between Washington, DC and Philadelphia?

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

    • You can book a direct bus with Flixbus.
    • You can take a direct train with Amtrak or Amtrak.

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

    What other popular destinations should I add to my itinerary for my trip from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?
    Omio customers who travel from Washington, DC to Philadelphia often also extend their vacation 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.
    How far in advance should I purchase tickets between Washington, DC and Philadelphia online to get the best deals?

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

    • A plane ticket for this route is costing $164 (€130) one way on average.
    • A bus ticket costs $20 (€16) one way on average for this route.
    • A train ticket is costing on average $26 (€21) one way for this journey.

    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.

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

    The cheapest way to go to Philadelphia from Washington, DC is by taking a bus, which costs on average $20 (€16).

    This is compared to other ways of getting to Philadelphia:

    A bus is $143 (€114) less than a flight for this journey with tickets for a flight from Washington, DC to Philadelphia costing on average $164 (€130).

    Taking a bus is usually $6 (€5) less than taking a train to Philadelphia, which costs on average $26 (€21) for the same trip.

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

    The quickest way to travel from Washington, DC to Philadelphia is by flight, which takes on average 52 min   compared to other travel options that may take you longer to get to your destination:

    In comparison, getting to Philadelphia by bus can take on average 2 h 50 min.

    In comparison, going by train can take 1 h 53 min   on average.

    Stations

    Important Stations and Airports for this Journey

    Washington, DC
    Philadelphia
    Washington DC Union Station
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