There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington 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 Philadelphia to Wilmington  •  3 h 51 min

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

$170 - $860

Cheapest option

Megabus, bus  •  19 h 16 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Philadelphia to Fayetteville via Fayetteville
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Wilmington, Nc 3736

$65 - $100

7 alternative options

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Wilmington  •  5 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak 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 17 min

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

$106 - $710

Train, Amtrak Thruway  •  12 h 29 min

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

Train, bus via Washington Union Station Amtrak  •  13 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station Amtrak to Fayetteville Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Wilmington, Nc

$168 - $438

Train, bus  •  13 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Rocky Mount Amtrak
  2. Take the bus from Rocky Mount, Nc to Raleigh, Nc 391
  3. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Wilmington, Nc 381 / ...

$95 - $238

Bus  •  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

Drive  •  8 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Wilmington 512.2 miles

$50 - $75

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 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,300
Flights from New York La Guardia to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Wilmington via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Wilmington via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $1,100
Flights from New York La Guardia to Wilmington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,000
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Myrtle Beach
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Wilmington
Ave. Duration
1 h 57 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,700
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Washington Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $250
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $250
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Wilson Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 1 min
Frequency
3 times a day
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 Amtrak to Fayetteville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 57 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$55 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Room
$250 - $350
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Rocky Mount Amtrak
Ave. Duration
6 h 56 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $160
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$270 - $370
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
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 Fayetteville, Nc to Wilmington, Nc
Ave. Duration
2 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $27
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Rocky Mount, Nc to Raleigh, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $27
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$21 - $27
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
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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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and Wilmington is 683 km. The road distance is 820 km.

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

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington is to fly which takes 3 h 51 min and costs $170 - $900.

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Wilmington. 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.

It takes approximately 3 h 51 min to get from Philadelphia to Wilmington, including transfers.