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There are 8 ways to get from Boston to Pennsylvania by train, bus, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train

  1. Take the train from Boston to Philadelphia

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Bus via New York

  1. Take the bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA

Bus

  1. Take the bus from Boston to Philadelphia

Drive

  1. Drive from Boston to Philadelphia

Fly Boston to Pittsburgh

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Pittsburgh (PIT)

Fly Boston to Philadelphia

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL)

Bus to Manchester, fly to Philadelphia

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Philadelphia (PHL)

Train to Providence, fly to Philadelphia

  1. Take the train from Boston to Providence
  2. Fly from Providence (PVD) to Philadelphia (PHL)

Boston to Pennsylvania by train and tram

The journey time between Boston and Pennsylvania is around 5h 53m and covers a distance of around 323 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 8 min. The fastest journey normally takes 5h 11m. Operated by Amtrak Acela Express, Amtrak Northeast Regional and SEPTA, the Boston to Pennsylvania service departs from Boston and arrives in 15th St Trolley Station. Typically 91 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
5h 45m
Layover time:
8 min
Total time:
5h 53m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
5h 11m
Journey distance:
323 miles
Services per week:
91
Cheapest price:
$25
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
06:00
Last service departs at:
21:30

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Boston to Pennsylvania train and tram schedules

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The cheapest way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 27m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania is to fly which costs $75 - $210 and takes 3h 44m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston and arriving at Philadelphia. Services depart five times a week, and operate Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The journey takes approximately 7h 25m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston to Pennsylvania station. However, there are services departing from Boston and arriving at 15th St Trolley Station via 30th St Trolley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 9m.

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The distance between Boston and Pennsylvania is 359 miles. The road distance is 305.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania without a car is to train which takes 5h 9m and costs $25 - $260.

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It takes approximately 5h 9m to get from Boston to Pennsylvania, including transfers.

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Boston to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Boston station.

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Boston to Pennsylvania train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, depart from Boston station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania is to train which takes 5h 9m and costs $25 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $40 - $85 and takes 6h 57m, you could also fly, which costs $75 - $210 and takes 3h 44m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Pennsylvania.
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  • Distance: 359.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 9m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Pennsylvania, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Philadelphia every 3 hours. Tickets cost $180 - $250 and the journey takes 5h 4m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Philadelphia via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY in around 6h 57m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 56m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $420
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $410
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Flights from Manchester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $500
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $320
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 46m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $320
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $310
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 49m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $390
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3h 41m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$110 - $360
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $600
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
When
Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
Estimated price
$50 - $320
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
5h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Adult
$180 - $250
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$180 - $250
Business Seat - Child
$180 - $250
First Class - Adult
$270 - $380
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$270 - $380
First Class - Child
$270 - $380
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$24 - $80
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $150
Business Class Seat
$80 - $200
Train from Boston to Providence
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from South Station to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
MBTA
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from South Station, Boston, MA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 20m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
peterpanbus.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 Boston to New York
Ave. Duration
4h 30m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$27 - $40
Flexible
$50 - $70
Bus from New York to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
7h 25m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 48m.

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Boston to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Boston to Pennsylvania train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Pennsylvania is 305 miles. It takes approximately 5h 27m to drive from Boston to Pennsylvania.

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JetBlue Airways, United Airlines, Delta and two other airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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Book your Boston to Pennsylvania bus tickets online with Omio and Busbud.

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There are 32+ hotels available in Pennsylvania. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 0 min and costs $1 - $13.

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