There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Elon by bus, train, 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.

Recommended option

Bus La Cubana  •  8 h 37 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Greensboro, NC Atlanta route

$178 - $180

Cheapest option

Bus via Richmond, Va  •  13 h 3 min

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

$72 - $158

8 alternative options

Train  •  9 h 45 min

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

$90 - $222

Drive  •  7 h 37 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Elon 435.5 miles

$40 - $65

Fly Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  6 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) PHL - GSO
  2. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center

$206 - $730

Fly Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham, line 700 bus, train  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PHL - RDU
  2. Take the line 700 bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
  3. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak

$107 - $535

Fly Philadelphia to Charlotte, train  •  7 h

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Charlotte (CLT) PHL - CLT
  2. Take the train from Charlotte Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak

$138 - $397

Train to Baltimore, fly to Raleigh/Durham, train  •  6 h 49 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
  3. Take the train from Durham Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak

$208 - $530

Train to Newark, fly to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) EWR - GSO
  3. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center

$145 - $686

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Raleigh/Durham, train  •  6 h 58 min

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

$137 - $310

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Elon is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 37 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Elon is to fly and bus which costs $200 - $750 and takes 6 h 9 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Elon is 358 miles. The road distance is 435.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Elon without a car is to bus which takes 8 h 37 min and costs $177 - $181.

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It takes approximately 8 h 37 min to get from Philadelphia to Elon, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Elon is to bus which takes 8 h 37 min and costs $177 - $181. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $90 - $230 and takes 9 h 45 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Greensboro/High Point Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 33 min.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Elon is 435 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 37 min to drive from Philadelphia to Elon.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Greensboro/High Point Airport.

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There are 21+ hotels available in Elon. Prices start at $59 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Elon.
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  • Distance: 357.8 miles
  • Duration: 8 h 37 min

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

La Cubana operates a bus from Philadelphia to Elon 3 times a week. Tickets cost $159 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Elon once daily. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 9 h 37 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
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
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 Philadelphia to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Newport News
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte via Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Newark to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
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 Philadelphia to Charlotte via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Newark to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,200
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
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Charlotte
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
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

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 Burlington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
9 h 37 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $110
Flexi Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Business Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Room
$320 - $450
Train from Durham Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
35 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$29 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Charlotte Amtrak to Burlington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Flexi Coach Seat
$55 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$50 - $70
Room
$160 - $230
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 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
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
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
Bus operators
La Cubana
Phone
+1 305-541-1700
Website
lacubanabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Greensboro, NC
Ave. Duration
7 h 15 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.

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
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from Richmond, Va to Greensboro, Nc
Ave. Duration
5 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$27 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Coble Transportation Center to Alamance Regional Medical Center
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to GoDurham Station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org

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