Travel from Wilmington to Lincoln

Bus
$128
1d 10h 57min
193 lb of CO2
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Train
$216
1d 1h 55min
283 lb of CO2
Flight
$387
7h 36min
683 lb of CO2

Wilmington to Lincoln Flights

There are 2 airports — ILG, PHL — that make sense to fly out of from Wilmington and 1 airports — LNK — to access Lincoln. The best deals are usually found by flying out of PHL.

Out of the 4 total modes of travel to Lincoln from Wilmington, a flight is the quickest method.
Drive
$150
18h 51min
214 lb of CO2

Drive from Wilmington to Lincoln

It's 1112 miles between Wilmington to Lincoln. On a typical day, it might take between 18h 51min and 19h 47min from Wilmington to Lincoln under normal conditions. If traffic is heavy, it could take around 20h 44min and costs will only go up due to traffic and congestion to drive to Lincoln 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 $150.

What is the best way to travel from Wilmington to Lincoln?

Because Lincoln is so far away from Wilmington, we recommend simply booking a flight. Other options to Lincoln do exist, but going by plane will save you valuable time. Book as soon as you can, as there may be limited availability.

When to book trip from Wilmington to Lincoln?

For these medium length trips, it's important to book your tickets as soon as possible. While there are bus, train, flight or by car transportation options available, the sooner to book the better. While prices for buses or trains might not fluctuate as much as flights, their availability certainly will. It's recommended to book these flights at least 2 weeks away, but even more if you are able.

Wilmington to Lincoln - take the train or bus?

It's possible to take either the train or the bus from Wilmington to Lincoln. 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 Lincoln is that it can be very cheap. That's because they usually have basic accomodations - WiFi and a restroom. Some of the Wilmington/Lincoln buses' coverage has been overstated. The real thing to consider when taking a bus from Wilmington 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 Wilmington DE and Lincoln 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 Wilmington to Lincoln? The accomodations, scenery, and lack of Lincoln 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 Lincoln 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 Wilmington to Lincoln?

The absolute cheapest way to travel from Wilmington to Lincoln is by bus. The bus costs $128 roughly and will take 1 day 10 hours 57 minutes.

Does Amtrak go from Wilmington to Lincoln?

Yes, Amtrak has serivce between Wilmington area and Lincoln, but there is no direct route. In total, it will take roughly 1 day 1 hour 55 minutes. We recommend catching the train at WIL Wilmington Amtrak, which is about 1 miles from Wilmington. Also with this train or you will have to make a connection at CHI Chicago.

How long does it take from Wilmington to Lincoln by car?

The total distance between Wilmington and Lincoln is 1112 miles and will take you about 18 hours 51 minutes. By car with an average gas consumption rate of 20 mpg or gas costs alone will run you $150.

Wilmington to Lincoln Travel Information

Cheapest Way Bus — $128
Fastest Way Flight — 7h 36min
Eco-Friendly Way Bus — 165 lb CO2
Available Modes 4 modes — bus, train, flight and by car
Distance 1,111 miles
Travel Companies Amtrak

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Amtrak from Wilmington to Lincoln
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