There are 6 ways to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia by plane, tram, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly, line 36 tram  •  2 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Philadelphia (PHL) CHO - PHL
  2. Take the line 36 tram from Elmwood Av & Island Av - MBFS to 15th St Trolley Station

$223 - $481

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  6 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc 3924 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA

$33 - $67

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Train  •  4 h 59 min

  1. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Crescent / ...

$45 - $120

Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  5 h

  1. Take the train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Crescent / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$121 - $318

Bus  •  6 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc 3924 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002

$37 - $87

Drive  •  4 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Charlottesville to Philadelphia 255.1 miles

$25 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $25 - $40 and takes 4 h 53 min.

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The quickest way to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia is to fly and line 36 tram which costs $220 - $490 and takes 2 h 38 min.

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The distance between Charlottesville and Philadelphia is 223 miles. The road distance is 255.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 2 h 38 min to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlottesville to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Charlottesville, Va and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Washington, Dc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 45 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charlottesville Amtrak and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 59 min.

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The quickest flight from Charlottesville Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 10 min.

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Charlottesville to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Baltimore Downtown, Md station.

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Map of how to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 223.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 38 min

What companies run services between Charlottesville, VA, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Charlottesville to Philadelphia twice daily. Tickets cost $45 - $120 and the journey takes 4 h 59 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Charlottesville to Philadelphia via Washington, Dc in around 6 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Train operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Tram from Elmwood Av & Island Av - MBFS to 15th St Trolley Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
septa.org
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 59 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Room
$220 - $300
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 44 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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