There are 11 ways to get from Wilmington to Chapel Hill by train, plane, bus, subway or car

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Train to Philadelphia, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 800 bus  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) PHL - RDU
  3. Take the line 800 bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union

$125 - $614

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Bus  •  10 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Wilmington, De to Baltimore Downtown, Md
  2. Take the bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Richmond, Va
  3. Take the bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc

$58 - $133

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Train to Baltimore, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 800 bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) BWI - RDU
  3. Take the line 800 bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union

$163 - $443

Train to Reagan Washington, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Fly from Reagan Washington (DCA) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) DCA - RDU

$178 - $464

Train to Newark, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  6 h 10 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) EWR - RDU

$119 - $459

Train, subway to Washington Dulles, fly to Raleigh/Durham, line 800 bus  •  6 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Washington Union Station
  2. Take the subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
  3. Fly from Washington Dulles (IAD) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) IAD - RDU
  4. Take the line 800 bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union

$184 - $511

Train to Trenton-Mercer, fly to Raleigh/Durham  •  5 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
  2. Fly from Trenton-Mercer (TTN) to Raleigh/Durham (RDU) TTN - RDU

$181 - $440

Train to Philadelphia, fly to Greensboro/High Point, bus  •  7 h 17 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
  2. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Greensboro/High Point (GSO) PHL - GSO
  3. Take the bus from Coble Transportation Center to N Columbia St at W Franklin St

$247 - $854

Train, bus  •  9 h 1 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Washington Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from Washington to Durham, NC

$112 - $264

Train  •  9 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Wilmington Amtrak to Durham Amtrak Carolinian

$71 - $187

Drive  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Wilmington to Chapel Hill 381.5 miles

$35 - $55

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The cheapest way to get from Wilmington to Chapel Hill is to drive which costs $35 - $55 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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The quickest way to get from Wilmington to Chapel Hill is to train and fly and line 800 bus which costs $160 - $450 and takes 4 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Wilmington to Chapel Hill. However, there are services departing from Wilmington, De and arriving at E Franklin St at Varsity Theatre via Baltimore Downtown, Md, Richmond, Va and GoDurham Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 10 h 4 min.

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The distance between Wilmington and Chapel Hill is 329 miles. The road distance is 381.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Wilmington to Chapel Hill without a car is to train and bus which takes 9 h 1 min and costs $110 - $270.

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It takes approximately 5 h 10 min to get from Wilmington to Chapel Hill, including transfers.

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Wilmington to Chapel Hill bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Wilmington, De station.

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The best way to get from Wilmington to Chapel Hill is to train which takes 9 h 38 min and costs $70 - $190. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $55 - $140 and takes 10 h 4 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Raleigh/Durham Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 22 min.

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Wilmington to Chapel Hill bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Durham, Nc station.

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Map of how to get from Wilmington to Chapel Hill.
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  • Distance: 328.7 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 10 min

What companies run services between Wilmington, DE, USA and Chapel Hill, NC, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Wilmington to Chapel Hill once daily. Tickets cost $65 - $190 and the journey takes 8 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Wilmington to Chapel Hill via Baltimore Downtown, Md, Richmond, Va, Durham, Nc, and GoDurham Station in around 10 h 4 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $950
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via Charlotte
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 39 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $1,400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $1,200
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 28 min
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$100 - $750
Flights from Washington Dulles to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 4 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $460
Flights from Philadelphia to Greensboro/High Point via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$400 - $1,700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $1,500
Flights from Baltimore to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from Reagan Washington to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $460
Flights from Newark to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 45 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$95 - $850
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Trenton-Mercer to Raleigh/Durham
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 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 Wilmington Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to Washington Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $230
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$160 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Seat
$50 - $85
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Seat
$100 - $190
Metro Washington DC
Phone
202-637-7000
Website
wmata.com
Subway from FARRAGUT WEST station to WIEHLE-RESTON EAST station
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $6
Schedules at
wmata.com
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Wilmington Amtrak to Durham Amtrak
Ave. Duration
8 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$65 - $190
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Flexi Coach Seat
$120 - $180
Business Coach Seat
$130 - $190
Room
$300 - $410
Bus operators
Go Triangle
Phone
+1 919-485-7433
Email
customerservice@gotriangle.org
Website
gotriangle.org
Bus from Regional Transit Center to Pittsboro St at Credit Union
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$2 - $3
Schedules at
gotriangle.org
PART NC
Phone
+1 336-662-0002
Website
partnc.org
Bus from Coble Transportation Center to N Columbia St at W Franklin St
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3
Schedules at
partnc.org
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 Wilmington, De to Baltimore Downtown, Md
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$13 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $20
Flexible
$24 - $30
Bus from Baltimore Downtown, Md to Richmond, Va
Ave. Duration
3 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45
Bus from Richmond, Va to Durham, Nc
Ave. Duration
3 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$23 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$23 - $35
Flexible
$40 - $55

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Yes, the driving distance between Wilmington to Chapel Hill is 382 miles. It takes approximately 6 h 41 min to drive from Wilmington to Chapel Hill.

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

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There are 103+ hotels available in Chapel Hill. Prices start at $65 USD per night.

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