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There are 10 ways to get from Richmond to Wilmington by bus, train, car, plane, subway or night bus

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Bus, train  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc 1002 / ...
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$97 - $267

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Bus  •  5 h

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Wilmington, De 3038 / ...

$26 - $65

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Train via Washington Union Station  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Washington Union Station Northeast Regional
  2. Take the train from Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak Acela Express / ...

$155 - $418

Train  •  5 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak Northeast Regional

$80 - $210

Drive  •  3 h 49 min

  1. Drive from Richmond to Wilmington 216.9 miles

$21 - $35

Fly Richmond to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 14 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Philadelphia (PHL) RIC - PHL
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak

$228 - $579

Bus to Charlottesville, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
  2. Fly from Charlottesville (CHO) to Philadelphia (PHL) CHO - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak

$280 - $661

Fly Richmond to Washington Dulles, subway, train  •  5 h 51 min

  1. Fly from Richmond (RIC) to Washington Dulles (IAD) RIC - IAD
  2. Take the subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
  3. Take the train from New Carrollton Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak

$242 - $584

Night bus to Norfolk, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Take the night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
  2. Fly from Norfolk (ORF) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORF - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak

$254 - $687

Bus to Reagan Washington, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  5 h 57 min

  1. Take the bus from Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Philadelphia (PHL) DCA - PHL
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak

$234 - $606

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The cheapest way to get from Richmond to Wilmington is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Richmond to Wilmington is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 3 h 49 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Richmond, Va and arriving at Wilmington, De. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Richmond Main Street Amtrak and arriving at Wilmington Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 14 min.

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The distance between Richmond and Wilmington is 184 miles. The road distance is 216.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Wilmington without a car is to bus and train which takes 3 h 58 min and costs $95 - $270.

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It takes approximately 3 h 58 min to get from Richmond to Wilmington, including transfers.

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Richmond to Wilmington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Richmond, Va station.

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Richmond to Wilmington train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Richmond Main Street Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Wilmington is to train which takes 4 h 28 min and costs $150 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $26 - $65 and takes 5 h.

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Map of how to get from Richmond to Wilmington.
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  • Distance: 184.4 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 58 min

What companies run services between Richmond, VA, USA and Wilmington, DE, USA?

You can take a train from Richmond to Wilmington via Washington Union Station in around 4 h 28 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Richmond to Wilmington every 4 hours. Tickets cost $26 - $65 and the journey takes 5 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Richmond to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $900
Flights from Charlottesville to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $700
Flights from Norfolk to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Richmond to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $950
Flights from Charlottesville to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Richmond to Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Flights from Norfolk to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $1,000
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 Washington Union Station to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$75 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$75 - $120
Business Seat
$110 - $190
Train from Richmond Main Street Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 14 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $140
Business Seat
$120 - $210
Train from New Carrollton Amtrak to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $120
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from L'ENFANT PLAZA station to NEW CARROLLTON station
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $4
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 Richmond, Va to Washington, Dc
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40
Bus from Richmond, Va to Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
5 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Richmond, Va to Charlottesville, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29
Night bus from Richmond, Va to Norfolk, Va
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Eastern Bus
Phone
+1 212-244-6132
Website
easternbus.com
Bus from Richmond, VA - 910 N Blvd to Washington, DC - 715 H St NW
Ave. Duration
2 h 3 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$15
Book at
easternbus.com

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The quickest flight from Richmond Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Richmond to Wilmington bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Wilmington, De station.

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Richmond to Wilmington train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Wilmington Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Richmond to Wilmington is 217 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 49 min to drive from Richmond to Wilmington.

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

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There are 99+ hotels available in Wilmington. Prices start at $68 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Richmond to Richmond Airport is to bus which takes 33 min and costs $1 - $3.

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