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

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Fly from Philadelphia  •  3 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PHL - RDU

$69 - $470

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  11 h 18 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  •  4 h 29 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

$170 - $465

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 58 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

$108 - $436

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly  •  4 h 38 min

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

$99 - $245

Train to Reagan Washington, fly  •  5 h 19 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

$185 - $486

Train  •  8 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Raleigh Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$65 - $190

Train via Washington Union Station  •  8 h 26 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 Raleigh Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$144 - $386

Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 21 min

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

$51 - $120

Drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Raleigh 420 miles

$40 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh is to drive which costs $40 - $60 and takes 7 h 11 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh is to fly which costs $65 - $470 and takes 3 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Raleigh station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at GoRaleigh Station via Richmond, Va and Capital Blvd at Crabtree Blvd. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 21 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Raleigh Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 13 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Raleigh is 347 miles. The road distance is 420 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh without a car is to train which takes 8 h 13 min and costs $65 - $190.

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It takes approximately 3 h 50 min to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh is to fly which takes 3 h 50 min and costs $65 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $65 - $190 and takes 8 h 13 min, you could also bus, which costs $50 - $120 and takes 9 h 21 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh.
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  • Distance: 347.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 50 min

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Raleigh hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Raleigh twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 8 h 13 min.

Airlines
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 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
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 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 18 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
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 13 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Train from Washington Union Station to Raleigh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 43 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
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
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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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 Raleigh bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Raleigh, Nc station.

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Philadelphia to Raleigh train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Raleigh Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Raleigh is 420 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to drive from Philadelphia to Raleigh.

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

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There are 150+ hotels available in Raleigh. Prices start at $67 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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