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

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Fly  •  2 h 5 min

  1. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Philadelphia (PHL) CHO - PHL

$222 - $478

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Bus Megabus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville to Washington 7492 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA

$28 - $65

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  4 h 41 min

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

$121 - $318

Train  •  4 h 59 min

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

$45 - $120

Bus Greyhound USA  •  7 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc 3926 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002 / ...

$37 - $86

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 which costs $220 - $480 and takes 2 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Charlottesville to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Charlottesville and arriving at Philadelphia, PA via Washington DC. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 5 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Charlottesville Amtrak and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 59 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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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $120 - $320.

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It takes approximately 2 h 5 min to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Charlottesville to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Charlottesville, Va station.

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Charlottesville to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Charlottesville Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 2 h 5 min and costs $220 - $480. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $120 - $320 and takes 4 h 41 min, you could also bus, which costs $28 - $65 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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Map of how to get from Charlottesville to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 223.3 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 5 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Charlottesville to Philadelphia 4 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Charlottesville to Philadelphia via Washington Union Station in around 4 h 41 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Charlottesville to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Train operators
Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Washington Union Station
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
Train from Charlottesville Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
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
Amtrak Acela Express

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Charlottesville to Washington
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$13 - $23
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Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
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Amtrak

Amtrak is a rail service that connects the US and three Canadian provinces. Covering 21,000 route miles (34,000km) Amtrak operates more than 300 trains daily. These medium and long distance intercity services operate at speeds of up to 240km/h, to more than 500 destinations. Founded in 1971, it is based in Washington, D.C. and offers four classes of travel: First Class, Sleeper, Business and Coach. Ticket fares are divided into five subclasses: Saver, Value, Flexible, Business and Premium. Amtrak trains are known for their wide seats, plug-in power, big windows and storage capabilities.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Charlottesville, VA to Washington D.C.
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Amtrak Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Washington, Dc to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45

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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 Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Charlottesville to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Charlottesville to Philadelphia is 255 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 53 min to drive from Charlottesville to Philadelphia.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Charlottesville Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 428+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Charlottesville to Charlottesville Airport is to taxi which takes 16 min and costs $35 - $45.

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