There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Duke University by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham, line 700 bus, line 6 bus  •  4 h 43 min

  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 Garden

$73 - $476

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Bus Megabus  •  9 h 42 min

  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 to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 23 min

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

$174 - $471

Train to Newark, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 52 min

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

$112 - $442

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from Jefferson Station to West Trenton
  2. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) TTN - RDU

$103 - $251

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  6 h 16 min

  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

Fly Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  6 h 58 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) PHL - GSO
  2. Take the bus from Greensboro, Nc to Durham, Nc

$207 - $742

Train  •  9 h 16 min

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

$74 - $196

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va 3005 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc 1019 / ...

$60 - $141

Drive  •  7 h 2 min

  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 7 h 2 min.

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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 4 h 43 min.

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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 Garden via Washington and Chapel Hill St at Gregson St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 42 min.

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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 9 h 16 min and costs $70 - $200.

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It takes approximately 4 h 43 min 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 9 h 16 min and costs $70 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $70 and takes 9 h 42 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 22 min.

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Philadelphia to Duke University bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, 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: 4 h 43 min

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 8 h 58 min. 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 Garden in around 9 h 42 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
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
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 58 min
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
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
Bus from Chapel Hill St at Gregson St to Flowers Dr at Duke Garden
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
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 Greensboro, Nc to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
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 Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 55 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington to Durham, NC
Ave. Duration
5 h 35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com

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

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

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There are 104+ hotels available in Duke University. Prices start at $65 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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