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There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Cary by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  8 h 33 min

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

$70 - $190

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Bus  •  10 h 33 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

8 alternative options

Drive  •  7 h 16 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Cary 413.4 miles

$40 - $60

Fly Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham, line 300 bus  •  5 h 15 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

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 50 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 Baltimore, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 53 min

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

$172 - $468

Train to Newark, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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 58 min

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

$254 - $948

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  6 h 44 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU

$187 - $489

Fly Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point, train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) PHL - GSO
  2. Take the train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Cary Amtrak

$219 - $768

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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 5 h 15 min.

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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 33 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station 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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The distance between Philadelphia and Cary is 351 miles. The road distance is 413.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Cary without a car is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs $70 - $190.

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The train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Cary Amtrak takes 8 h 33 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Philadelphia to Cary train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Cary is to train which takes 8 h 33 min and costs $70 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 10 h 33 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Cary.
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  • Distance: 350.6 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 33 min

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 33 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 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 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
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

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 30th Street Station 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
Train from Greensboro Galyon Transportation Center to Cary Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Amtrak Acela Express

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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
Every 4 hours
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
33 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

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 28 min.

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

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Philadelphia to Cary train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Cary Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Cary is 413 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 16 min to drive from Philadelphia to Cary.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 182+ hotels available in Cary. Prices start at $63 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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