There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Wilmington  •  3 h 59 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Wilmington (ILM) PHL - ILM

$169 - $859

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Bus via Richmond, Va  •  13 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Richmond, Va
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Raleigh, Nc
  3. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilmington, Nc 381 / ...

$71 - $170

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Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Wilmington  •  5 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Wilmington (ILM) LGA - ILM

$255 - $1,017

Fly Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach, bus  •  6 h 20 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Myrtle Beach (MYR) PHL - MYR
  2. Take the bus from Myrtle Beach, Sc to Wilmington, Nc

$105 - $709

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  12 h 25 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilson Amtrak Carolinian / ...
  2. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Wilmington, NC 6189

Train, Amtrak Thruway via Washington Union Station  •  12 h 58 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilson Amtrak
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Wilson, NC to Wilmington, NC

Bus Wanda Coach  •  17 h 43 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York Philadelphia
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Wilmington Nyc

$74

Drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Wilmington 512.2 miles

$50 - $75

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington is to drive which costs $50 - $75 and takes 8 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington is to fly which costs $160 - $900 and takes 3 h 59 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Wilmington station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Downtown Station via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc and Forden Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 13 h 34 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Wilmington is 427 miles. The road distance is 512.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington without a car is to train and Amtrak Thruway which takes 12 h 25 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 3 h 59 min to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington is to fly which takes 3 h 59 min and costs $160 - $900. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $70 - $170 and takes 13 h 34 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Wilmington Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 39 min.

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Philadelphia to Wilmington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Wilmington, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington.
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  • Distance: 426.7 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 59 min

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

American Airlines and United Airlines fly from Philadelphia to Wilmington every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Richmond, Va, Raleigh, Nc, Wilmington, Nc, and Forden Station in around 13 h 34 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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

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 Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 57 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $170
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $95
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Room
$270 - $380
Train from Washington Union Station to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 41 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Coach Seat
$85 - $120
Room
$220 - $310
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Myrtle Beach, Sc to Wilmington, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $21
Flexible
$25 - $35
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
Bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilmington, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
Bus from Wilson, NC to Wilmington, NC
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
Frequency
Once daily
Website
amtrak.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
1 h 59 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Bus from New York, NY to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
14 h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60
Schedules at
wandacoach.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Wilmington is 512 miles. It takes approximately 8 h 49 min to drive from Philadelphia to Wilmington.

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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Wilmington Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Wilmington. Prices start at $70 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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