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Trip Philadelphia Washington D.C.

Plan your trip by train, bus, plane from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.

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How to get from Philadelphia to Washington D.C.?

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All modes of transport Philadelphia-Washington D.C.

For your trip from Philadelphia (Pennsylvania, United States) to Washington D.C. (District of Columbia, United States) with a distance of 123 mi you will be able to take 3 modes of transport, eventually by combining plane, bus and/or train, and according to which the duration of the journey will be significantly different.
The train Philadelphia Washington D.C. is a direct bound.
Trains Acela Express of Amtrak to Washington D.C. leave from Philadelphia 30th Street railway station in Philadelphia. Arrival in Washington D.C. will take place at Washington Union station (1.1 mi from the city centre).
The direct flight Philadelphia > Washington D.C. will be the fastest way to get to your destination.
Leave Philadelphia and arrive early enough (at least 2 hours before the departure time) at Philadelphia International PHL airport, 7.5 mi away, to check in your luggage for the flight to Washington D.C. (Ronald Reagan Washington National airport, IATA code: DCA) operated by US Airways.
Even though it is not possible to make the trip Philadelphia Washington D.C. only by bus, there are other means of transport (train) that will complete the journey Philadelphia-Baltimore.
You will board a coach of MegaBus - US in Philadelphia. The bus will drop you off at White Marsh Mall bus station (9.9 mi from Baltimore, United States). Please make sure to show up on time at 30th Street Station bus station (1 mi from Philadelphia) at least 15 minutes before the time of departure for Baltimore.

Which carriers to travel between Philadelphia and Washington D.C.?

US Airways carries out a flight from Philadelphia International PHL airport situated 7.5 mi away from the city centre of Philadelphia to Washington D.C. (arrival at Ronald Reagan Washington National DCA airport)
Bus companies
The bus company MegaBus - US operates the intercity service from the bus station of 30th Street Station in Philadelphia and to the one of White Marsh Mall (Maryland United States)
Railway companies
Amtrak provides a rail connection Philadelphia-Washington D.C. with the train Acela Express from Philadelphia 30th Street railway station (1.1 mi from city-centre) and serving the rail station of Washington Union at arrival (1.1 mi from centre)

Stop cities from Philadelphia or cities to visit near Washington D.C.

When travelling from Washington D.C. to Philadelphia by plane, bus, train, you might have to change at Baltimore located at 90 mi from Philadelphia and 36 mi away from Washington D.C., New Carrollton situated at 115 mi from Philadelphia and at approximately 9 mi from Washington D.C., Alexandria located at 129 mi from Philadelphia and 6 mi away from Washington D.C. (United States). If you have some time on your way to Washington D.C. or back to Philadelphia, this may be a really good opportunity to visit and have a short stay in those cities.
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