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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond by plane, train, bus, night bus or car

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Fly to Richmond  •  2h 15m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Richmond (RIC) PHL - RIC

$114 - $295

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Bus via Washington  •  7h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia Megabus Stop to Washington, DC - Union Station
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Richmond Washington / ...

$30 - $58

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Fly to Norfolk, train  •  3h 49m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  2. Take the train from Newport News to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station

$214 - $719

Fly to Charlottesville, bus  •  4h 34m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charlottesville (CHO) PHL - CHO
  2. Take the bus from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station

Train  •  6h 1m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Washington Union Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$82 - $197

Bus  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia Market Street to Richmond 2605

Train, night bus  •  5h 26m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Washington Union Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the night bus from Washington to Richmond "Greyhound"

$54 - $132

Drive  •  4h 13m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond 237.5 miles

$23 - $35

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond by train

The train journey time between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Richmond is around 7h 55m and covers a distance of around 260 miles. The fastest train normally takes 5h 26m. Operated by SEPTA, Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond train service departs from Airport Terminal A and arrives in Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station. Typically 15 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
7h 55m
Fastest train time:
5h 26m
Trains per week:
15
Cheapest price:
$102
Carbon emissions:
21 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:11
Last train departs at:
14:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond train schedules

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) → Richmond
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Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond is to drive which costs $23 - $35 and takes 4h 13m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond is to fly which costs $110 - $300 and takes 2h 15m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A and arriving at Richmond via Broad St & Snyder Av, Market St & 15th St and Philadelphia Market Street. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7h 42m.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond station. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal A and arriving at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station via Philadelphia and Washington Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 1m.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Richmond is 201 miles. The road distance is 237.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond without a car is to train which takes 6h 1m and costs $80 - $200.

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It takes approximately 2h 15m to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond, including transfers.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Philadelphia Market Street station.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond is to fly which takes 2h 15m and costs $110 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $80 - $200 and takes 6h 1m, you could also bus, which costs and takes 7h 42m.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond.
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  • Distance: 201 miles
  • Duration: 2h 15m

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond via 30th Street Train Station, Philadelphia, and Washington Union Station in around 6h 1m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $1,600
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlottesville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
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 Newport News to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Train from Philadelphia to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Train from Washington Union Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 40m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$45 - $90
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
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 Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Bus 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
Bus from Charlottesville Amtrak Station to Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
6 times a week
Schedules at
amtrak.com
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia Market Street to Richmond
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia Megabus Stop to Washington, DC - Union Station
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
boltbus.com
Megabus
Virginia Breeze
Email
support@virginiabreeze.org
Website
virginiabreeze.org
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Richmond, VA - Main Street Station
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $30
Schedules at
virginiabreeze.org
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
Night bus from Washington to Richmond
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Richmond Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 13m.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Richmond station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Richmond Main Street Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond is 238 miles. It takes approximately 4h 13m to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Richmond.

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

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There are 155+ hotels available in Richmond. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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