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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Nags Head by plane, car, train, bus or night bus

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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Fly from Philadelphia, drive  •  4 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  2. Drive from Norfolk to Nags Head

$175 - $490

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus, drive  •  11 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Hampton, VA
  2. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc 391
  3. Drive from Elizabeth City, Nc to Nags Head

$49 - $78

6 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly, drive  •  5 h 6 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
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Nags Head

$221 - $505

Train to Newark, fly, drive  •  5 h 36 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
  3. Drive from Norfolk to Nags Head

$194 - $626

Train, bus, drive  •  11 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newport News Amtrak Station
  2. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc 391
  3. Drive from Elizabeth City, Nc to Nags Head

$111 - $247

Bus, drive  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Norfolk, Va
  2. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc 391
  3. Drive from Elizabeth City, Nc to Nags Head

$53 - $121

Train, night bus, bus, drive  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak Station
  2. Take the night bus from Wilmington, De to Norfolk, Va 905
  3. Take the bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc 391
  4. Drive from Elizabeth City, Nc to Nags Head

$98 - $244

Drive  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Nags Head 347.6 miles

$30 - $50

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Nags Head is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 7 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Nags Head is to fly and drive which costs $170 - $490 and takes 4 h 20 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Nags Head is 279 miles. The road distance is 347.6 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 20 min to get from Philadelphia to Nags Head, including transfers.

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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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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Nags Head is 348 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 5 min to drive from Philadelphia to Nags Head.

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

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There are 355+ hotels available in Nags Head. Prices start at $80 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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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Nags Head.
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  • Distance: 278.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 20 min

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

There is no direct connection from Philadelphia to Nags Head. However, you can take the train to Airport Terminal A, take the walk to Philadelphia airport, fly to Norfolk, then take the drive to Nags Head. Alternatively, you can take the train to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station, take the walk to BWI Amtrak/MARC Station, take the bus to Terminal between doors 1 and 2, take the walk to Baltimore airport, fly to Norfolk, then take the drive to Nags Head.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
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
Every day
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
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 Wilmington Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newport News Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
6 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$90 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$90 - $150
Business Seat
$140 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Norfolk, Va to Elizabeth City, Nc
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$18 - $24
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
Night bus from Wilmington, De to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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