There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly from Philadelphia  •  3 h 40 min

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

$94 - $310

Cheapest option

Megabus  •  14 h 18 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Philadelphia to Charlotte NC

$52 - $82

5 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 26 min

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

$184 - $484

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 48 min

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

$102 - $355

Train  •  10 h 25 min

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

$75 - $210

Bus  •  10 h 43 min

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

$161 - $162

Drive  •  9 h 17 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Charlotte 537.2 miles

$50 - $80

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

American Airlines, Frontier Airlines and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Charlotte hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Charlotte 4 times a day. 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 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Newport News
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Salisbury
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Roanoke
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
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 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $490
Flights from Newark to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Newark to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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 18 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Charlotte Amtrak
Ave. Duration
10 h 25 min
Frequency
4 times a day
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
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

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Charlotte is 725 km. The road distance is 859 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte is to fly which takes 3 h 40 min and costs $90 - $310.

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

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.

It takes approximately 3 h 40 min to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte, including transfers.