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There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to San Francisco  •  7h 34m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to San Francisco (SFO) PHL - SFO

$118 - $265

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Fly to Oakland  •  8h 50m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Oakland (OAK) PHL - OAK

$84 - $258

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Train via New York  •  3 days 2h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  2. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond

$339 - $532

Bus  •  3 days 5h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Los Angeles "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco "Greyhound"

$312 - $448

Train  •  3 days 9h

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Chicago Union Station Cardinal
  2. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond California Zephyr

$317 - $457

Drive  •  44h 38m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA 2875.4 miles

$280 - $410

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA by train

The train journey time between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Richmond, CA is around 3 days 6h and covers a distance of around 3468 miles. The fastest train normally takes 3 days 5h. Operated by SEPTA, Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA train service departs from Airport Terminal A and arrives in Richmond. Typically six trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
3 days 6h
Fastest train time:
3 days 5h
Trains per week:
6
Cheapest price:
$352
Carbon emissions:
292 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
12:11
Last train departs at:
13:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA train schedules

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) → Richmond, CA
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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA is to fly which costs $80 - $260 and takes 8h 50m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA is to fly which costs $110 - $270 and takes 7h 34m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A and arriving at MacDonald Av & Civic Center Plaza via Broad St & Snyder Av, Philadelphia, Los Angeles and 1st St & Mission St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 5h.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal A and arriving at Richmond via Philadelphia, New York Moynihan Train Hall and Chicago Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 days 2h.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Richmond, CA is 2521 miles. The road distance is 2875.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA without a car is to train via New York which takes 3 days 2h and costs $330 - $550.

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It takes approximately 7h 34m to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA, including transfers.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA is to fly which takes 7h 34m and costs $110 - $270. Alternatively, you can train via New York, which costs $330 - $550 and takes 3 days 2h, you could also bus, which costs $310 - $450 and takes 3 days 5h.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA.
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  • Distance: 2520.7 miles
  • Duration: 7h 34m

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA and Richmond, CA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and four other airlines fly from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA every 30 minutes. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA via 30th Street Train Station, Philadelphia, New York Moynihan Train Hall, and Chicago Union Station in around 3 days 2h.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
8h 56m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Nashville
Ave. Duration
8h 25m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
10h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Houston Hobby Apt
Ave. Duration
10h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
10h 40m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Dallas
Ave. Duration
10h 45m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $700
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
7h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Phoenix
Ave. Duration
8h 2m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
6h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Denver
Ave. Duration
7h 53m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
7h 57m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Salt Lake City
Ave. Duration
9h 8m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
9h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Alaska Airlines, Inc.
Website
alaskaair.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Seattle
Ave. Duration
9h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $600
Sun Country Airlines
Website
suncountry.com
Flights from Philadelphia to San Francisco via Minneapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $600
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Las Vegas
Ave. Duration
7h 42m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Oakland via Denver
Ave. Duration
8h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $750
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 Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
19h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Premium
$320 - $440
Flexi Coach Seat
$190 - $290
Business Seat
$210 - $300
Train from Chicago Union Station to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2 days 3h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$210 - $300
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$210 - $300
Premium
$500 - $750
Flexi Coach Seat
$450 - $700
Business Seat
$490 - $700
Train from Philadelphia to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
26h 45m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$100 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Premium
$330 - $460
Flexi Coach Seat
$210 - $310
Business Seat
$220 - $320
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
2 days 13h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$260 - $370
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$260 - $370
Flexible
$370 - $550
Bus from Los Angeles to San Francisco
Ave. Duration
10h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $65
Flexible
$75 - $110

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to San Francisco Airport is the direct flight which takes 5h 56m.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at San Francisco station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Richmond station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA is 2875 miles. It takes approximately 44h 38m to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, CA.

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Sun Country Airlines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to San Francisco Airport.

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