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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 Dec 10 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

10:00PMUnion Station2h04 12:04AM30th Street Station
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$401One-way
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01:25AMWashington, DC3h20 04:45AMPhiladelphia
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$361One-way
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07:30AMWashington, DC3h25 10:55AMPhiladelphia
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$401One-way
02:00PMWashington, DC3h25 05:25PMPhiladelphia
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$401One-way
01:00PMWashington, DC3h25 04:25PMPhiladelphia
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$401One-way

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Thu
Dec 9
$54Amtrak
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$264psa airlines
Fri
Dec 10
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$15Flixbus
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Sat
Dec 11
$40Amtrak
$18Flixbus
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Sun
Dec 12
$41Amtrak
$15Flixbus
$265CommutAir
Mon
Dec 13
$41Amtrak
$10Flixbus
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Tue
Dec 14
$34Amtrak
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$253CommutAir
Wed
Dec 15
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Thu
Dec 16
$27Amtrak
$15Flixbus
$199psa airlines
Fri
Dec 17
$47Amtrak
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Sat
Dec 18
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Sun
Dec 19
$34Amtrak
$15Flixbus
$254air wisconsin
Mon
Dec 20
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$15Flixbus
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Tue
Dec 21
$86Amtrak
$18Flixbus
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Wed
Dec 22
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Thu
Dec 23
$27Amtrak
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$201United
Fri
Dec 24
$34Amtrak
$20Flixbus
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Sat
Dec 25
$27Amtrak
$15Flixbus
$201CommutAir
Sun
Dec 26
$98Amtrak
$25Flixbus
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Mon
Dec 27
$86Amtrak
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Tue
Dec 28
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Wed
Dec 29
$75Amtrak
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Travel Information between Washington, DC and Philadelphia

distanceDistance123 miles (199 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight or train
priceTicket price range$10 - $252
cheapestCheapest modeBus • $10 (€8) • 2 h 40 min
fastestFastest modeFlight • $252 (€211) • 57 min
carriersPopular travel companiesFlixbus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak

Take a bus, flight or train to travel 123 miles (199 km) between Washington, DC and Philadelphia. If speed is a priority, then a flight is the best option with an average duration of 57 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 trip are Flixbus, Republic Airlines or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct bus, flight or train from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.

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FAQs

How do I reach Philadelphia from Washington, DC?

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

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

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

This is compared to other travel options to Philadelphia:

Taking a bus is about $242 (€202) less than taking a flight, which costs on average $252 (€211) for this route.

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

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

The fastest way from Washington, DC to Philadelphia is by flight with an average journey time of 57 min.

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

In comparison, taking a bus requires on average 2 h 40 min   of travel time.

In comparison, taking a train requires on average 1 h 50 min   of travel time.

How far is it from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?

Philadelphia is approximately 123 miles (199 km) away from Washington, DC.

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

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 bus, flight or train can vary by season or day of the week.

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

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

    Which travel companies can help me find a way to get 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 bus with Flixbus. You'll see cheap bus tickets for $10 (€8) with Flixbus from Washington, DC to Philadelphia on Omio.
    • You can take a flight from Washington, DC to Philadelphia with Republic Airlines. Cheap tickets can be found for $252 (€211) with Republic Airlines from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.
    • You can travel from Washington, DC to Philadelphia by train with Amtrak. You can find cheap tickets on Omio for $32 (€27) with Amtrak from Washington, DC to Philadelphia.

    Is there a way to travel directly from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?

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

    • You can find around 16 direct trains per day and travel 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 between Washington, DC and Philadelphia.

    What is another destination I should add to my tour from Washington, DC to Philadelphia?

    Looking to extend your trip from Washington, DC to Philadelphia? Many Omio customers who go from Washington, DC to Philadelphia usually extend their vacation to explore other popular destinations like New York City, Paris or Madrid. If you're looking to explore New York City, Paris or Madrid from Philadelphia, let Omio find you the best connections available at an affordable price.

    When should I buy a ticket from Washington, DC to Philadelphia online to score 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 bus ticket costs $10 (€8) one way on average for this journey.
    • A plane ticket is costing on average $252 (€211) one way for this trip.
    • A train ticket for this trip is costing $32 (€27) 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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