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

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charlotte (CLT) PHL - CLT

$93 - $309

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  14 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va 3005 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlotte, Nc 1041 / ...

$64 - $153

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Charlotte (CLT) BWI - CLT

$184 - $484

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 52 min

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

$102 - $355

Bus to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, fly  •  6 h 18 min

  1. Take the bus from 30th St. Station to Bethlehem, PA
  2. Fly from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) to Charlotte (CLT) ABE - CLT

$200 - $976

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Jefferson Station to West Trenton
  2. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Charlotte (CLT) TTN - CLT

$138 - $624

Train  •  10 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Charlotte Amtrak Crescent / ...

$75 - $210

Bus La Cubana  •  10 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Charlotte, NC Atlanta route

$162

Drive  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Charlotte 537.2 miles

$50 - $80

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte is to drive which costs $50 - $80 and takes 9 h 17 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte is to fly which costs $90 - $310 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Girard Av & Front St and arriving at Charlotte, NC via Philadelphia, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 43 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Charlotte Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 25 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Charlotte is 453 miles. The road distance is 537.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte without a car is to train which takes 10 h 25 min and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 3 h 43 min to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte is to fly which takes 3 h 43 min and costs $90 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 10 h 25 min, you could also bus, which costs $162 and takes 10 h 43 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 453.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 43 min

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

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Charlotte hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Charlotte twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Newport News
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Roanoke
Ave. Duration
3 h 17 min
When
Monday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
3 h 19 min
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Newark to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Charlotte via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Newark to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
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.

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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
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
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 Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $200
Business Coach Seat
$150 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Bus operators
Bieber Transportation Group
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Charlotte, NC
Ave. Duration
9 h 30 min
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$159
Schedules at
lacubanabus.com
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 Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $85

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Charlotte Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 42 min.

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

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Charlotte is 537 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 17 min to drive from Philadelphia to Charlotte.

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Frontier Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Charlotte Airport.

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There are 289+ hotels available in Charlotte. Prices start at $72 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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