There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington by train, bus, taxi, car, shuttle or towncar

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Train  •  57 min

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

$19 - $74

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Line 37 bus, line 113 bus, line 013 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 013 bus from Tri-State Mall @ P-N-R On Site to King St @ 10Th St 013

$6 - $8

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Line 37 bus, train  •  1h 31m

  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

Uber  •  28 min

  1. Take an Uber from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington 22.1 miles

$34 - $39

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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 On Site. 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 A and arriving at Wilmington Amtrak Station via Penn Medicine Station and 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 57 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Wilmington is 18 miles. The road distance is 22.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington without a car is to train which takes 57 min and costs $18 - $75.

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It takes approximately 57 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 A station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington is to train which takes 57 min and costs $18 - $75. Alternatively, you can line 37 bus and line 113 bus and line 013 bus, which costs $6 - $9 and takes 2h 2m.

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  • Distance: 18.2 miles
  • Duration: 57 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 Penn Medicine Station and 30th Street Train Station in around 57 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Wilmington via Chester Transportation Center and Tri-State Mall @ P-N-R On Site in around 2h 2m.

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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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There are 105+ hotels available in Wilmington. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Flag of United States Wilmington, United States

Wilmington (Lenape: Paxahakink, Pakehakink) is the largest city in the state of Delaware, United States, built on the site of Fort Christina, the first Swedish settlement in North America. It is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine River, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn after his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain. - Wikipedia

Things to do in Wilmington

  • Longwood Gardens

    Longwood Gardens is an American botanical garden. It consists of over 1,077 acres (436 hectares; 4.36 km²) of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States in the Brandywine Creek Valley. It is one of the premier horticultural display gardens in the United States and is open to visitors year-round to enjoy exotic plants and horticulture (both indoor and outdoor), events and performances, seasonal and themed attractions, as well as educational lectures, courses, and workshops.

  • Hagley Museum and Library

    The Hagley Museum and Library is a nonprofit educational institution in Wilmington, Delaware. Covering more than 235 acres (0.95 km²) along the banks of the Brandywine Creek, the museum and grounds include the first du Pont family home and garden in the United States, the powder yards, and a 19th-century machine shop. On the hillside below the mansion lies a Renaissance-revival garden, with terraces and statuary, created in the 1920s by Louise Evalina du Pont Crowninshield (1877–1958). The facility sits at the midpoint of the DuPont Historic Corridor.

  • Grand Opera House

    The Grand Opera House, also known as The Grand or Masonic Hall and Grand Theater, is a 1,208-seat theater for the performing arts in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. The four-story building was built in 1871 by the Delaware Grand Lodge of Masons to serve as a Masonic Temple and auditorium. The construction cost was $100,000. It was designed in Second Empire style by Baltimore architect Thomas Dixon and incorporates symbolism from Freemasonry into the cast-iron facade. Its central pediment contains an Eye of Providence.

  • Delaware Art Museum

    The Delaware Art Museum is an art museum located on the Kentmere Parkway in Wilmington, Delaware, which holds a collection of more than 12,000 objects. The museum was founded in 1912 as the Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts in honor of the artist Howard Pyle. The collection focuses on American art and illustration from the 19th to the 21st century, and on the English Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood movement of the mid-19th century.

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