There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Roanoke 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  •  3 h 52 min

  1. PHL - ROA

$189 - $352

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  12 h 3 min

  1. via Philadelphia
  2. The Smart Way Commuter Bus / ...

$39 - $54

4 alternative options

Train  •  7 h 41 min

  1. Northeast Regional

$95 - $220

Train via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  7 h 51 min

  1. Acela Express / ...
  2. Northeast Regional

$174 - $446

Bus via Charlottesville, Va  •  10 h 7 min

$55 - $132

Drive  •  6 h 32 min

  1. 370.7 miles

$35 - $55

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Roanoke every 4 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from Philadelphia to Roanoke twice daily. Tickets cost $95 - $220 and the journey takes 7 h 41 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Roanoke
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Roanoke via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 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 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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
Twice 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
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $140
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Amtrak Acela Express
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
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
Valley Metro Roanoke
Phone
+1 540-982-0305
Website
valleymetro.com
Bus from Exit 118 Park and Ride to Campbell Court
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $4
Schedules at
valleymetro.com

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Roanoke is 511 km. The road distance is 593 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Roanoke is to fly which takes 3 h 52 min and costs $180 - $360.

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

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.

It takes approximately 3 h 52 min to get from Philadelphia to Roanoke, including transfers.