Travel from Philadelphia to CLT

5h 50min
524 lb of CO2

Philadelphia airport Flights

There are 3 airports — PHL, TTN, ILG — that make sense to fly out of from Philadelphia and 1 airports — CLT — to access CLT. The best deals are usually found by flying out of PHL.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to CLT from Philadelphia, a flight is the quickest method.
14h 45min
82 lb of CO2
10h 19min
113 lb of CO2
7h 54min
90 lb of CO2

Drive from Philadelphia airport

It's 455 miles between Philadelphia to CLT. On a typical day, it might take between 7h 54min and 8h 18min from Philadelphia to CLT under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 8h 42min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to CLT by car. In these situations, we would highly recommend public transit if available.

We estimate driving cost by using a 20 mpg fuel economy, fuel costing $2.70 per US gallon, the one-way cost of the drive, excluding tolls, may be about $61.

What is the best way to travel from Philadelphia to CLT?

The are 11 different ways across 4 unique modes of transportation to help you travel from Philadelphia to CLT. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Philadelphia to CLT?

On your trip from Philadelphia to CLT, it is best to book as soon as possible. It won't necessarily help reduce your price by a large amount, but will ensure that you have a spot on the bus or train. Shuttle service may be available to CLT. If you're traveling with a large group, you should probably take a shuttle as it will reduce the price per person. Alternatively, there are shared shuttle services available. With this option, you'll want to book as soon as possible to allow the shuttle service enough time to coordinate your pickup and dropoff.

Philadelphia to CLT Charlotte - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Philadelphia to CLT. There are quite a few things to consider for each. On a positive note, be glad you have the choice! Further, whenever you avoid driving - you don't have to worry about parking, focusing on the road. Additionally - you can focus on reading, work, or just relax.

While buses have recently gotten bad coverage because of cleanliness of bus stations or winter time accidents, they are can be very convenient for travel. The best part about traveling by bus to CLT is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Philadelphia/CLT buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Philadelphia is to consider the time of travel and the density of the cities that you're traveling to. If you are traveling by bus between Philadelphia PA and CLT during high traffic times, you can expect to have your trip altered significantly due to traffic. Further, if you are traveling during winter, the bus schedule might be thrown off due to inclimate winter weather. Be sure to plan accordingly!

The plus side of taking the train from Philadelphia to CLT? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of CLT traffic can usually be on point. Moreover, you can usually expect your average concessions - such as food and drinks. Most trains have WiFi these days as well. The worst part about trains are the price. While the train to CLT is often cheaper than flying, they are generally more expensive than buses. Train prices are usually set and do not vary as much as bus prices or flights or so the likelihood of finding discounts is pretty rare.

What's the cheapest way from Philadelphia to CLT?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Philadelphia to CLT is by bus. The bus costs $64 roughly and will take 14 hours 45 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Philadelphia to CLT?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Philadelphia area and CLT, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 10 hours 19 minutes. We recommend catching the train at PHN North Philadelphia Amtrak, which is about 4 miles from Philadelphia. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at NYP New York City.

How long does it take from Philadelphia to CLT by car?

The total distance between Philadelphia and CLT is 455 miles and will take you about 7 hours 54 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $61.

Philadelphia to CLT Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $64
Fastest Way Flight — 5h 46min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 70 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — flight, bus, train and by car
Distance 455 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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