There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Cary by plane, bus, train or car

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Recommended option

Fly Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PHL - RDU
  2. Take the line 300 bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St

$71 - $473

Cheapest option

Megabus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Philadelphia to Durham via Fayetteville

$42 - $56

7 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU

$172 - $468

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Jefferson Station to West Trenton
  2. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) TTN - RDU

$101 - $248

Train to Newark, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) EWR - RDU

$110 - $439

Fly Philadelphia to Wilmington, bus  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Wilmington (ILM) PHL - ILM
  2. Take the bus from Wilmington to Raleigh, NC

$254 - $948

Train  •  8 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Cary Amtrak Carolinian / ...

$70 - $190

Bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va 3005 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...

$53 - $123

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Cary 413.4 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Cary is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Cary is to fly and line 300 bus which costs $70 - $480 and takes 4 h 48 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Cary is 351 miles. The road distance is 413.4 miles.

Get driving directions

It takes approximately 4 h 48 min to get from Philadelphia to Cary, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Cary station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Cary Train Station via Richmond, Va, Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd and GoRaleigh Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 4 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak station and arriving at Cary Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 33 min.

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

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Cary twice daily. Tickets cost $70 - $190 and the journey takes 8 h 33 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Cary via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd, and GoRaleigh Station in around 10 h 4 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 56 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $420
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to N Harrison Ave at W Johnson St
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Wilmington to Raleigh, NC
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Greyhound USA
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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, Pa to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50

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