There are 7 ways to get from South Carolina to Philadelphia by plane, bus, train or car

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Fly from Columbia  •  2 h 34 min

  1. Fly from Columbia (CAE) to Philadelphia (PHL) CAE - PHL

$242 - $887

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Bus  •  12 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Florence, Sc to Fayetteville, Nc 1008 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Philadelphia, Pa 1002

$60 - $153

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Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg  •  2 h 41 min

  1. Fly from Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) to Philadelphia (PHL) GSP - PHL

$203 - $599

Fly from Charlotte  •  2 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Charlotte (CLT) to Philadelphia (PHL) CLT - PHL

$170 - $400

Line 11 bus to Charleston, fly  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Take the line 11 bus from Reynolds Ave / Ottawa Ave to Centre Pointe Dr / Tanger Outlet Blvd
  2. Fly from Charleston (CHS) to Philadelphia (PHL) CHS - PHL

$171 - $713

Train  •  10 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Florence Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Palmetto / ...

$80 - $230

Drive  •  9 h 11 min

  1. Drive from Florence to Philadelphia 540.8 miles

$50 - $80

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from South Carolina to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Florence, Sc and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via Fayetteville, Nc. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Florence Amtrak and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 10 h 45 min.

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The distance between South Carolina and Philadelphia is 525 miles. The road distance is 540.8 miles.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 10 h 45 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 2 h 34 min to get from South Carolina to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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South Carolina to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Florence, Sc station.

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South Carolina to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Florence Amtrak station.

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The best way to get from South Carolina to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 2 h 34 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 10 h 45 min, you could also bus, which costs and takes 12 h 55 min.

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The quickest flight from Columbia Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 42 min.

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

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Map of how to get from South Carolina to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 524.7 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 34 min

What companies run services between South Carolina, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

American Airlines, United Airlines and Delta fly from Columbia to Philadelphia hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from Florence to Philadelphia twice daily. Tickets cost $80 - $230 and the journey takes 10 h 45 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Columbia to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 43 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Columbia to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Columbia to Philadelphia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,600
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Philadelphia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $950
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Newport News
Ave. Duration
2 h 56 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Wilmington
Ave. Duration
2 h 59 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Charlottesville
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Charleston
Ave. Duration
3 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Richmond
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Columbia
Ave. Duration
3 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
3 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Norfolk
Ave. Duration
3 h 33 min
When
Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $650
Flights from Charleston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
Flights from Charleston to Philadelphia via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,300
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Columbia to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,800
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 44 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,000
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Charleston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,800
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Columbia to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,700
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $750
Flights from Charleston to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
4 h 16 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,300
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Greenville/Spartanburg to Philadelphia via Atlanta
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $800
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Charlotte to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$110 - $800
Flights from Charleston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 56 min
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
Estimated price
$70 - $350
Train operators
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 Florence Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
10 h 45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Flexi Coach Seat
$140 - $210
Business Coach Seat
$160 - $230
Room
$340 - $470
Bus operators
CARTA
Phone
+1 843-724-7420
Website
ridecarta.com
Bus from Reynolds Ave / Ottawa Ave to Centre Pointe Dr / Tanger Outlet Blvd
Ave. Duration
23 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
ridecarta.com
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 Florence, Sc to Fayetteville, Nc
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
Bus from Fayetteville, Nc to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
10 h 55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$45 - $120
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$45 - $75
Flexible
$85 - $120

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

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Yes, the driving distance between South Carolina to Philadelphia is 541 miles. It takes approximately 9 h 11 min to drive from South Carolina to Philadelphia.

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United Airlines, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Columbia Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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Book your South Carolina to Philadelphia bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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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 South Carolina to Columbia Airport is to taxi which takes 12 min and costs .

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