Quickest 2h 23min
There are 1 bus company, 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 from Philadelphia to Washington, D.C.. The cheapest bus costs $14 and is 3h 30min. The cheapest train costs $24 and is 2h 23min. The cheapest flight costs $125 and is 3h 30min.
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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. The train operated by Amtrak running from PHL to WAS is the fastest. The bus operated by Greyhound running from Philadelphia to Washington is the most convenient.
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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.