There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte by tram, 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

Line 36 tram to Philadelphia, fly  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the line 36 tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charlotte (CLT) PHL - CLT

$95 - $312

Cheapest option

Bus Greyhound USA  •  13 h 18 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 21 min

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

$184 - $484

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 45 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 to Harrisburg, fly  •  5 h 52 min

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

$172 - $540

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly  •  4 h 30 min

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

$138 - $624

Bus to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, fly  •  6 h 22 min

  1. Take the bus from JFK Blvd & 15th St to Bethlehem, PA
  2. Fly from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) to Charlotte (CLT) ABE - CLT

$203 - $984

Train  •  10 h 25 min

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

$75 - $210

Bus La Cubana  •  11 h 6 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

Questions & Answers

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 line 36 tram and fly which costs $95 - $320 and takes 4 h 16 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Charlotte. However, there are services departing from Girard Av & 34th St - MBNS and arriving at Charlotte, NC via Philadelphia, PA. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 6 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 4 h 16 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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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Charlotte.
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  • Distance: 453.3 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 16 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Charlotte twice daily. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 10 h 25 min. Alternatively, La Cubana operates a bus from Philadelphia to Charlotte 3 times a week. Tickets cost $159 and the journey takes 9 h 30 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Newport News
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 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
Flights from Harrisburg to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Harrisburg to Charlotte via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$280 - $550
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
2 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $950
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Charlotte via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 54 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 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Newark to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Harrisburg to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $550
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Charlotte via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Charlotte via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
5 h 8 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Train operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
septa.org
Train from Jefferson Station to West Trenton
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Schedules at
septa.org
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI 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 4 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Harrisburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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
Website
biebergroup.com
Bus from JFK Blvd & 15th St to Bethlehem, PA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Schedules at
biebergroup.com
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.

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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 Charlotte, Nc
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $85

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