There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach by tram, plane, bus, train 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 to Philadelphia, fly, line 960 bus  •  4 h 1 min

  1. Take the line 36 tram from 15th St Trolley Station to Elmwood Av & Island Av
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Norfolk (ORF) PHL - ORF
  3. Take the line 960 bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th

$189 - $504

Cheapest option

Bus  •  9 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Washington, Dc 3005 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA

$40 - $89

4 alternative options

Train to Baltimore, fly  •  4 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Norfolk (ORF) BWI - ORF

$233 - $516

Train to Newark, fly  •  4 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Norfolk (ORF) EWR - ORF

$206 - $637

Train  •  8 h 32 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 Norfolk Amtrak Northeast Regional

$178 - $450

Drive  •  5 h 30 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach 270.1 miles

$26 - $40

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach is to drive which costs $26 - $40 and takes 5 h 30 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach is to line 36 tram and fly and line 960 bus which costs $180 - $550 and takes 4 h 1 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Virginia Beach is 220 miles. The road distance is 270.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 4 h 1 min to get from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Virginia Beach, VA via Washington, DC - Union Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 10 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Norfolk Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 3 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach.
Launch map view
  • Distance: 219.9 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 1 min

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

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach via Washington Union Station Amtrak, Norfolk Amtrak, Harbor Park, Newtown Road, and Newtown Rd Station in around 8 h 32 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Virginia Beach via Washington, Dc and Washington, DC - Union Station in around 9 h 10 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Newark to Norfolk via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
53 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Norfolk
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
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 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 BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 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 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
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Contact Details
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 4 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Norfolk Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 43 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$120 - $200
Bus operators
Hampton Roads Transit (HRT)
Website
gohrt.com
Bus from Newtown Rd Station to Parks & 20Th
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gohrt.com
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 Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$35 - $45
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Washington, DC - Union Station to Virginia Beach, VA
Ave. Duration
4 h 40 min
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$21 - $45
Book at
megabus.com

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