There are 9 ways to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia 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 to Philadelphia  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Philadelphia (PHL) RDU - PHL

$69 - $470

Cheapest option

Megabus  •  12 h 10 min

  1. Take the Megabus from Durham to Philadelphia

$37 - $53

7 alternative options

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Baltimore (BWI) RDU - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

$167 - $468

Fly to Trenton-Mercer, train  •  4 h

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Trenton-Mercer (TTN) RDU - TTN
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

$130 - $295

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 17 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to New York JFK (JFK) RDU - JFK
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

$171 - $594

Fly to Newark, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Newark (EWR) RDU - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak

$108 - $438

Train  •  8 h 20 min

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak Silver Star / ...

$65 - $190

Bus  •  9 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va 1014
  2. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Philadelphia, Pa 1002

$49 - $121

Drive  •  7 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Philadelphia 402.1 miles

$35 - $60

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia is to Megabus which costs $35 - $55 and takes 12 h 10 min.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $65 - $470 and takes 3 h 31 min.

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The distance between Raleigh and Philadelphia is 347 miles. The road distance is 402.1 miles.

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It takes approximately 3 h 31 min to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Raleigh station to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from GoRaleigh Station and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Raleigh, Nc and Richmond, Va. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h 31 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 min.

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

American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines fly from Raleigh to Philadelphia every 2 hours. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Raleigh to Philadelphia twice daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 8 h 20 min.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 54 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 41 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Trenton-Mercer
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Amtrak
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Room
$130 - $190
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 20 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$290 - $410
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
5 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70

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