There are 9 ways to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Philadelphia  •  3 h 31 min

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

$69 - $470

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Bus Megabus  •  10 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Durham, NC to Washington
  2. Take the bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA

$42 - $68

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Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4 h 21 min

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

$167 - $468

Fly to Trenton-Mercer, train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Raleigh/Durham (RDU) to Trenton-Mercer (TTN) RDU - TTN
  2. Take the train from West Trenton to Jefferson Station

$99 - $245

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  5 h 4 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

$169 - $592

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

$108 - $438

Train  •  8 h 20 min

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

$65 - $190

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 57 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

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 8 h 57 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Raleigh Amtrak and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 8 h 20 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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The best way to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 8 h 20 min and costs .

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

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Raleigh to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Raleigh, Nc station.

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Raleigh to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Raleigh Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 3 h 31 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 8 h 20 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 8 h 57 min.

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 21 min.

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Raleigh to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 347.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 31 min

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 34 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 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 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 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 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Trenton-Mercer
Ave. Duration
1 h 27 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$130 - $360
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 BWI Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 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
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
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
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 Raleigh, Nc to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
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
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$28 - $70
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$28 - $45
Flexible
$50 - $70
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Durham, NC to Washington
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Book at
megabus.com

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Raleigh to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Raleigh to Philadelphia is 402 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 11 min to drive from Raleigh to Philadelphia.

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Delta, United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 374+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Raleigh/Durham Airport is to line 100 bus which takes 25 min and costs .

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