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

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

Fly from Philadelphia  •  3 h 30 min

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

$69 - $470

Cheapest option

Megabus  •  11 h 9 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Philadelphia to Durham via Fayetteville

$40 - $53

8 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 4 min

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

$170 - $465

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 5 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  •  4 h 59 min

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

$65 - $190

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  8 h 29 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Raleigh Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$144 - $386

Bus  •  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 / ...

$50 - $119

Drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Raleigh 420 miles

$40 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh is to Megabus which costs $40 - $55 and takes 11 h 9 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh is to fly which takes 3 h 30 min and costs $65 - $470.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Raleigh is 556 km. The road distance is 672 km.

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It takes approximately 3 h 30 min to get from Philadelphia to Raleigh, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Raleigh. 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 Amtrak 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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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
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
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 6 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 8 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 Amtrak 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
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

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