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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Duke University by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Philadelphia, line 700 bus, line 6 bus  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PHL - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to Duke St at Jackson St
  3. Take the line 6 bus from Chapel Hill St at Gregson St to Flowers Dr at Duke Gardens

$73 - $476

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Bus Megabus  •  10h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$42 - $68

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Train to Baltimore, fly  •  5h 49m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU

$174 - $471

Train to Newark, fly  •  6h 16m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) EWR - RDU

$112 - $442

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  6h 27m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU

$189 - $492

Train  •  9h 37m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Durham Amtrak Station Carolinian

$74 - $196

Bus Greyhound USA  •  11h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va 3005 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc 1081 / ...

$54 - $126

Drive  •  7h 2m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Duke University 399.8 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Duke University is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7h 2m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Duke University is to fly and line 700 bus and line 6 bus which costs $70 - $480 and takes 5h 8m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Duke University. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA and arriving at Flowers Dr at Duke Gardens via Washington and Chapel Hill St at Gregson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10h 23m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Duke University is 344 miles. The road distance is 399.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Duke University without a car is to train which takes 9h 37m and costs $70 - $200.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Philadelphia to Duke University, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Duke University is to train which takes 9h 37m and costs $70 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $70 and takes 10h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 26m.

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Philadelphia to Duke University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Duke University.
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  • Distance: 343.7 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Duke University once daily. Tickets cost $70 - $200 and the journey takes 8h 58m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Duke University via Washington DC, Washington, Durham, NC, Chapel Hill St at Gregson St, and Flowers Dr at Duke Gardens in around 10h 23m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 23m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
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
1h 14m
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
1h 43m
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
1h 4m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Durham Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
8h 58m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $200
Room
$310 - $430
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to Duke St at Jackson St
Ave. Duration
24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Bus from Chapel Hill St at Gregson St to Flowers Dr at Duke Gardens
Ave. Duration
9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
5h 35m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.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
5h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Duke University is 400 miles. It takes approximately 7h 2m to drive from Philadelphia to Duke University.

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Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport.

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There are 107+ hotels available in Duke University. Prices start at $69 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $7.

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