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

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

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Train  •  6 h 11 min

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

$90 - $210

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Bus  •  7 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va 3005 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Williamsburg 3561 / ...

$41 - $94

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Train via Washington Union Station  •  6 h 34 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 Williamsburg Amtrak Northeast Regional

$169 - $446

Drive  •  5 h 8 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg 292.3 miles

$28 - $45

Fly Philadelphia to Newport News, bus  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Newport News (PHF) PHL - PHF
  2. Take the bus from Warwick Blvd + Elmhurst St to Pochnts Trl + Patrick Hnry Inn

$171 - $911

Fly Philadelphia to Norfolk, bus  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  2. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Williamsburg

$199 - $527

Fly Philadelphia to Richmond, train  •  6 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Richmond (RIC) PHL - RIC
  2. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Williamsburg Amtrak

$243 - $609

Train to Baltimore, fly to Norfolk, bus  •  5 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF
  3. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Williamsburg

$245 - $542

Fly Philadelphia to Reagan Washington, train  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Reagan Washington (DCA) PHL - DCA
  2. Take the train from Alexandria Amtrak to Williamsburg Amtrak

$244 - $640

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5 h 8 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg is to fly and bus which costs $170 - $950 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Williamsburg via Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Williamsburg Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 11 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Colonial Williamsburg is 205 miles. The road distance is 292.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg without a car is to train which takes 6 h 11 min and costs $90 - $210.

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The train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Williamsburg Amtrak takes 6 h 11 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg is to train which takes 6 h 11 min and costs $90 - $210. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $95 and takes 7 h 55 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg.
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  • Distance: 204.7 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 11 min

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg twice daily. Tickets cost $90 - $210 and the journey takes 6 h 11 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg via Richmond, Va in around 7 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Newport News
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Philadelphia to Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Richmond via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Williamsburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 11 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Seat
$140 - $210
Train from Washington Union Station to Williamsburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Williamsburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $180
Train from Alexandria Amtrak to Williamsburg Amtrak
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $130
Business Seat
$110 - $200
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 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
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
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 Williamsburg
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Norfolk, Va to Williamsburg
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
WATA
Phone
+1 757-220-5493
Website
gowata.org
Bus from Warwick Blvd + Elmhurst St to Pochnts Trl + Patrick Hnry Inn
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gowata.org

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Newport News Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 4 min.

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Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Williamsburg station.

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Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at Williamsburg Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg is 292 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 8 min to drive from Philadelphia to Colonial Williamsburg.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Newport News Airport.

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There are 97+ hotels available in Colonial Williamsburg. Prices start at $53 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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