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There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  55 min

  1. Take the train from Airport Terminal B to 30th Street Train Station Airport Line
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station Acela / ...

$12 - $67

Cheapest option

Line 37 bus, line 113 bus, line 13 bus  •  2h 2m

  1. Take the line 37 bus from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A to Chester Transportation Center 37
  2. Take the line 113 bus from Chester Transportation Center to Tri State Mall - 1 113
  3. Take the line 13 bus from Tri-State Mall @ P-N-R to King St @ 10Th St 13

$6 - $8

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Line 37 bus, train  •  1h 54m

  1. Take the line 37 bus from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A to Chester Transportation Center 37
  2. Take the train from Chester to Wilmington Wilmington/Newark Line

$8 - $10

Taxi  •  28 min

  1. Take a taxi from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington 22.1 miles

$100 - $120

Drive  •  28 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington 22.1 miles

$2 - $4

Shuttle  •  28 min

  1. Take a shuttle bus from Philadelphia Airport to Wilmington

$40 - $60

Towncar  •  28 min

  1. Take a town car from Philadelphia Airport to Wilmington 22.1 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington is to drive which costs $2 - $4 and takes 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington is to taxi which costs $100 - $120 and takes 28 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A and arriving at King St @ 10Th St via Chester Transportation Center and Tri-State Mall @ P-N-R. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 2m.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington station. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal B and arriving at Wilmington Amtrak Station via 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 55 min.

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It is 18 miles from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington. It is approximately 22.1 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington without a car is to train which takes 55 min and costs $11 - $70.

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It takes approximately 55 min to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington, including transfers.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington bus services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington train services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Airport Terminal B station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington is to train which takes 55 min and costs $11 - $70. Alternatively, you can line 37 bus and line 113 bus and line 13 bus, which costs $6 - $9 and takes 2h 2m.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington.
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  • Distance: 18.2 miles
  • Duration: 55 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA and Wilmington, DE, USA?

You can take a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington via 30th Street Train Station in around 55 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington via Chester Transportation Center and Tri-State Mall @ P-N-R in around 2h 2m.

Train operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Airport Terminal B to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Website
septa.org
Train from Chester to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
29 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
septa.org
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 30th Street Train Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Premium
$170 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Business Seat
$27 - $40
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 30th Street Train Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $60
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Class Seat
$55 - $100
Bus operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Bus from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A to Chester Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
27 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
septa.org
Bus from Chester Transportation Center to Tri State Mall - 1
Ave. Duration
22 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
septa.org
DART First State
Phone
+1 800-652-3278
Website
dartfirststate.com
Bus from Tri-State Mall @ P-N-R to King St @ 10Th St
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
DART First State
Shuttles by Jayride

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Shuttle from Philadelphia Airport to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$40 - $60
Shuttle
$40 - $60
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

Contact Details
Towncar from Philadelphia Airport to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$120 - $180
Private
$120 - $180
Taxi from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
28 min
Estimated price
$100 - $120
Philadelphia Taxicab Service
Phone
+1 215-535-6700
Website
philataxicab.com
Phila Taxi Service
Phone
+1 267-309-2675
Website
philataxiservice.com
http://www.philapark.org/
Website
philapark.org
Freedom Taxi
Phone
+1 215-222-9999
Website
facebook.com

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington bus services, operated by DART First State, arrive at King St @ 10Th St station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Wilmington Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington is 22 miles. It takes approximately 28 min to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington.

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