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

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Fly Philadelphia to Norfolk  •  2 h 40 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF

$192 - $508

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Hampton, VA

$33 - $45

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk  •  3 h 26 min

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

$238 - $523

Train to Newark, fly to Norfolk  •  3 h 56 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Norfolk (ORF) EWR - ORF

$211 - $644

Fly Philadelphia to Newport News, line 961 bus  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Newport News (PHF) PHL - PHF
  2. Take the line 961 bus from Newport News Transfer Center to Monticello & Princess Anne

$171 - $911

Train via Washington Union Station  •  7 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$174 - $446

Train  •  7 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station Northeast Regional

$95 - $220

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Norfolk, Va 3005 / ...

$35 - $90

Drive  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Chesapeake 271.3 miles

$26 - $40

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Chesapeake is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 28 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Chesapeake is to fly which costs $190 - $550 and takes 2 h 40 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Norfolk, Va. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 9 h 15 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Norfolk Amtrak Station station. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 35 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Chesapeake is 226 miles. The road distance is 271.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Chesapeake without a car is to train which takes 7 h 26 min and costs $170 - $450.

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It takes approximately 2 h 40 min to get from Philadelphia to Chesapeake, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Chesapeake train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Chesapeake is to fly which takes 2 h 40 min and costs $190 - $550. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $170 - $450 and takes 7 h 26 min, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $45 and takes 9 h 1 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Chesapeake.
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  • Distance: 226 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 40 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Chesapeake, VA, USA?

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Chesapeake every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to Chesapeake via Washington Union Station in around 7 h 26 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Newark to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $900
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $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 Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
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 International Airport
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
Train from Washington Union Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Norfolk Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
7 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$140 - $220
Bus operators
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Website
gohrt.com
Bus from Newport News Transfer Center to Monticello & Princess Anne
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.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 Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
9 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $90
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $60
Flexible
$65 - $90

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

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Philadelphia to Chesapeake bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Norfolk, Va station.

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Philadelphia to Chesapeake train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Norfolk Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Chesapeake is 271 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 28 min to drive from Philadelphia to Chesapeake.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Norfolk Airport.

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There are 111+ hotels available in Chesapeake. Prices start at $55 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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