The driving distance from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Washington, District of Columbia is:

142 miles / 229 km

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Driving distance from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC

The total driving distance from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC is 142 miles or 229 kilometers.

Your trip begins in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It ends in Washington, District of Columbia.

If you are planning a road trip, you might also want to calculate the total driving time from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC so you can see when you'll arrive at your destination.

You can also calculate the cost of driving from Philadelphia, PA to Washington, DC based on current local fuel prices and an estimate of your car's best gas mileage.

If you're meeting a friend, you might be interested in finding the city that is halfway between Philadelphia, PA and Washington, DC.

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According to Visit Philly there are over 63 million people, about a quarter of Americans live within a 5½ hour drive from Philadelphia. Driving from Philadelphia to Washington is easy but may take longer than expected.

For a stressful trip between both cities take the train. The train leaves from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arrives at Washington DC Union Station. The Acela Express takes only 1 hour 40 minutes.

Most tourist attractions in Philadelphia are located in the city center. You don’t need a car to visit because Philadelphia is rated as one the best walking cities in America. Around the city you will find easy to follow colorful “Walk! Philadelphia” signs. Another plus is the uniformed goodwill ambassadors who act as strolling concierges that give directions and ensure public safety.

Philadelphia’s subway offers one-day Independence Pass where you can travel on any SEPTA buses, trolleys, subways and trains in the city and surrounding areas. Family passes cost $29 for families of up to five. At least one of the members must be 18 years of age.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

City: Philadelphia
State: Pennsylvania
Country: United States
Category: cities

Washington, District of Columbia

City: Washington
State: District of Columbia
Country: United States
Category: cities

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