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There are 1 bus company operating 4 routes, 1 train company operating 13 routes - Silver Service / Palmetto, Silver Star, Cardinal, Carolinian, Vermonter, Palmetto, Piedmont, Crescent, Acela Express, Northeast Regional, Carolinian / Piedmont, Silver Meteor, Pennsylvanian, 2 airlines operating 4 routes. The cheapest bus costs $14 and is 4h 15min. The cheapest train costs $24 and is 2h 23min. The cheapest flight costs $126 and is 3h 30min.

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Bus
Philadelphia to Washington
$14
3h 30min
Train
PHL to WAS
$24
2h 23min
Flight
PHL to DCA
$126
3h 30min
Bus
Philadelphia to Silver Spring
$14
4h 15min
Flight
PHL to IAD
$251
5h 7min
Bus
Philadelphia to College Park
$22
4h 0min
Train
PHL to ALX
$26
2h 30min
Flight
TTN to DCA
$233
5h 3min
Bus
Philadelphia to New Carrollton
$32
4h 30min
Train
ARD to WAS
$71
6h 40min
Flight
ILG to DCA
$224
4h 54min
Drive
Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.
$13
3h 5min

What is the best way to travel from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.?

There are 4 ways to travel from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.. 4 buses, 3 trains, 4 flights and 1 by car are possible between the two areas. The by car from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C. is the cheapest and fastest. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Philadelphia to Washington is the most convenient.

It's important to check each mode when booking your ticket so that you can find the best method for you. The cost of each type varies differently, so be sure to use Faretrotter to keep an eye out!

Do you recommend the bus or the train between Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.?

There is only one bus company, Greyhound, with routes running from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.. One train provider, Amtrak, runs trains from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.. Because the by car is quickest, we recommend taking the by car.

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Philadelphia airports, bus, and train stations

PHN North Philadelphia Amtrak
3.1 miles from Philadelphia
PHL Philadelphia 30th Street Station
0.9 miles from Philadelphia
PHL Philadelphia Intl
airport · 6.9 miles from Philadelphia
ARD Ardmore Amtrak
7.7 miles from Philadelphia

Washington, D.C. airports, bus, and train stations

WAS Washington Union Station
1.6 miles from Washington, D.C.
DCA Ronald Reagan Washington Natl
airport · 3 miles from Washington, D.C.
IAD Washington Dulles Intl
airport · 22.8 miles from Washington, D.C.
ALX Alexandria Amtrak
6.3 miles from Washington, D.C.