There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Roanoke by tram, 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

Line 36 tram, fly  •  4 h 22 min

  1. Take the line 36 tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Roanoke (ROA) PHL - ROA

$190 - $354

Cheapest option

Bus via Washington, Dc  •  10 h 17 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Washington DC
  2. Take the bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va
  3. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va

$51 - $115

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak Northeast Regional

$95 - $220

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  7 h 51 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 Roanoke Amtrak Northeast Regional

$174 - $446

Bus  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Charlottesville, Va
  3. Take the bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va

$55 - $132

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Roanoke 370.7 miles

$35 - $55

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Roanoke is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 32 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Roanoke is to line 36 tram and fly which costs $190 - $360 and takes 4 h 22 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Roanoke is 319 miles. The road distance is 370.7 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 22 min to get from Philadelphia to Roanoke, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Roanoke. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Roanoke, Va via Baltimore Downtown, Md and Charlottesville, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 7 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak station and arriving at Roanoke Amtrak. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 7 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Roanoke.
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  • Distance: 319.4 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 22 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Roanoke, VA, USA?

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Philadelphia to Roanoke once daily. Tickets cost $95 - $220 and the journey takes 7 h 41 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Roanoke via Baltimore Downtown, Md and Charlottesville, Va in around 10 h 7 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Roanoke via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Train operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
Ave. Duration
31 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $8
Schedules at
septa.org
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 41 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$95 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$95 - $150
Business Seat
$140 - $220
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Roanoke Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 5 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $140
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
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
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Charlottesville, Va to Roanoke, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Washington, Dc to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45

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