There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Asheville by plane, car, train or bus

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Fly Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) PHL - GSP
  2. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Asheville

$173 - $567

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Bus via Washington DC  •  15 h 45 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC
  3. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Asheville, Nc

$67 - $130

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Train to Newark, fly to Asheville  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Asheville (AVL) EWR - AVL

$92 - $814

Fly Philadelphia to Knoxville, drive  •  5 h 39 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Knoxville (TYS) PHL - TYS
  2. Drive from Knoxville to Asheville

$189 - $626

Train to Newark, fly to Greenville/Spartanburg, drive  •  5 h 47 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) EWR - GSP
  3. Drive from Greenville/Spartanburg to Asheville

$172 - $673

Train, bus  •  13 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc

$96 - $246

Bus  •  16 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Durham, Nc to Asheville, Nc

$79 - $188

Drive  •  10 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Asheville 593.4 miles

$55 - $85

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Asheville. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Asheville, Nc via Washington and Durham, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 15 h 45 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Asheville is 506 miles. The road distance is 593.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Asheville without a car is to train and bus which takes 13 h 19 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 4 h 34 min to get from Philadelphia to Asheville, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Asheville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Greenville/Spartanburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 44 min.

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Philadelphia to Asheville bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Asheville, Nc station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Asheville is 593 miles. It takes approximately 10 h 23 min to drive from Philadelphia to Asheville.

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Southwest Airlines, United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Greenville/Spartanburg Airport.

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Book your Philadelphia to Asheville bus tickets online with Greyhound, Greyhound and Greyhound.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Asheville.
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  • Distance: 505.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 34 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Asheville, NC, USA?

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Asheville via Washington DC, Washington, Durham, NC, and Durham, Nc in around 15 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Newark to Asheville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville
Ave. Duration
1 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,100
Flights from Newark to Greenville/Spartanburg via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $1,000
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Asheville
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Greenville/Spartanburg
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Flights from Newark to Greenville/Spartanburg via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Newark to Asheville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Knoxville via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Flights from Newark to Greenville/Spartanburg via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 24 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$240 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Greenville/Spartanburg via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Allegiant Air
Website
allegiantair.com
Flights from Newark to Asheville
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $350
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Room
$290 - $400
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 Greensboro, Nc to Winston Salem, Nc
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $20
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$9 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $20
Bus from Winston Salem, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Durham, Nc to Asheville, Nc
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $65
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55
Sunway Charters
Phone
+1 704-348-1200
Email
info@sunwaycharters.com
Website
sunwaycharters.com
Bus from Greensboro, Nc to Winston-Salem
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Schedules at
sunwaycharters.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com

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