How to travel from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia

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from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia

You can get from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia by train, bus or flight.

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To get from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia on Jun 29 we recommend taking a train because it’s the best combination of price and speed.

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Travel Information from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia

distanceDistance24 miles (39 km)
modeAvailable travel modesBus, flight, ferry or train
fastestFastest modeTrain • $11 (€10) • 19 min
carriersPopular travel companiesGreyhound or Amtrak

Travel 24 miles (39 km) by bus, flight, ferry or train between Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia. The most popular travel companies which serve this trip are Greyhound or Amtrak among others. Travelers can even take a direct train from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia.

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There are 4 ways that you can travel between Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia. You can take a bus, flight, ferry or train.

The cheapest way to go to Philadelphia from Wilmington, DE is by taking a flight, which costs on average $1 (€1).

This is compared to other ways of getting to Philadelphia:

Taking a flight is usually $18 (€16) less than taking a bus to Philadelphia, which costs on average $18 (€16) for the same trip.

A flight is $1 (€1) less than a ferry for this journey with tickets for a ferry from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia costing on average $1 (€1).

A flight is generally $11 (€10) less than a train for the same route. Taking a train costs on average $11 (€10) from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia.

The fastest way from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia is by train with an average journey time of 19 min.

There are alternative travel options to Philadelphia that can usually take longer:

In comparison, traveling by bus can take you on average 45 min.

In comparison, traveling by flight can take you on average 0 h 0 min.

In comparison, going by ferry can take 0 h 0 min   on average.

Philadelphia is approximately 24 miles (39 km) away from Wilmington, DE.

The average frequency per day from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia is:

  • 1 bus per day.
  • Around 34 trains per day.

However, we recommend checking specific travel dates for your trip between Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia as scheduled services by bus, flight, ferry or train can vary by season or day of the week.

These are the most popular departure and arrival points from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia:

    If finding a good deal is your main consideration for your trip from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia, then we'll help you find the best value travel companies for you:

    • Travel with Greyhound to go to Philadelphia by bus. For a good deal on tickets, you can find Greyhound Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia tickets on Omio for $18 (€16).
    • Amtrak can take you to Philadelphia by train. If searching for a good deal on trains, you can find tickets for Amtrak from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia for $11 (€10).

    Yes, there are direct services available from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia with the following travel companies:

    • You can travel directly by train with Amtrak or Amtrak with 34 direct trains per day.

    Direct services tend to save you time and add more convenience in getting you to Philadelphia as you won't need to transfer at another stop in between, so it's worth paying attention to before booking your tickets between Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia.

    Many of our customers who book a trip from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia often extend their vacation and travel to other popular destinations like New York City, Washington, DC or Paris. If you’re thinking of adding another destination to your Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia itinerary, let Omio find you the best connections between Philadelphia and any of these top destinations today!

    When planning your trip from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia, it’s good to keep in mind what tickets to purchase and their prices in the next 7 days:

    • Bus tickets cost $18 (€16) one way on average.
    • Plane tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
    • Ferry tickets are costing on average $1 (€1) one way.
    • Train tickets are costing $11 (€10) one way on average.

    However, we recommend buying tickets from Wilmington, DE to Philadelphia online a few months in advance to get the best deals and save money on your upcoming journey.

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