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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.

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Fly to Philadelphia  •  3h 37m

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

$69 - $470

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  11h 30m

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

$42 - $68

7 alternative options

Fly to Baltimore, train  •  4h 22m

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

$167 - $468

Fly to New York JFK, train  •  5h 3m

  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

$171 - $594

Fly to Newark, train  •  5h 22m

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

$108 - $438

Train via Washington Union Station  •  7h 52m

  1. Take the train from Raleigh Union Station to Washington Union Station Silver Star / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$143 - $385

Train  •  8h 20m

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

$65 - $190

Bus Greyhound USA  •  10h 39m

  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  •  7h 11m

  1. Drive from Raleigh to Philadelphia 402.1 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7h 11m.

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The quickest way to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $65 - $470 and takes 3h 37m.

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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 10h 39m.

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

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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 7h 52m and costs $140 - $390.

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It takes approximately 3h 37m 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, arrive at Raleigh Union Station.

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The best way to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 3h 37m and costs $65 - $470. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $140 - $390 and takes 7h 52m, you could also bus, which costs $45 - $130 and takes 10h 39m.

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Map of how to get from Raleigh to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 347.4 miles
  • Duration: 3h 37m

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

American Airlines and Delta fly from Raleigh to Philadelphia every 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train from Raleigh to Philadelphia via Washington Union Station in around 7h 52m.

Airlines
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$100 - $700
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3h 43m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Philadelphia via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 41m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 44m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to Newark via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Raleigh/Durham to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $800
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Washington Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
5h 53m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $140
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$240 - $340
Train from Raleigh Union Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
8h 20m
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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
2h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$20 - $35
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Richmond, Va to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
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
5h 20m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$25 - $40
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from Washington DC to Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
3h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $25
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Raleigh/Durham Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 27m.

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

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

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

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

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There are 455+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $84 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 26m and costs $2 - $3.

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