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There are 10 ways to get from Boston to Pennsylvania by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 8m

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to 30th Street Train Station Acela / ...

$51 - $163

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Bus  •  6h 30m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to Philadelphia, Pa 2561 / ...

$35 - $50

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Bus via New York  •  7h 42m

  1. Take the bus from Boston South Buses to New York Boston
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia

$42

Drive  •  5h 27m

  1. Drive from Boston to Philadelphia 305.7 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Boston to Pittsburgh  •  3h 35m

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

$40 - $153

Fly Boston to Philadelphia  •  3h 59m

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

$53 - $154

Bus to Manchester, fly to Philadelphia  •  5h 9m

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

$189 - $233

Fly Boston to New York La Guardia, train  •  5h 28m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to New York La Guardia (LGA) BOS - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station

$80 - $296

Fly Boston to Newark, bus  •  6h 13m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the bus from Newark Airport to Allentown, PA

$64 - $267

Train to Providence, fly to Philadelphia  •  5h 28m

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

$80 - $262

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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 $35 - $160 and takes 3h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston South Buses and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 30m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Pennsylvania station. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at 15th St Trolley Station via 30th St Trolley Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 8m.

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The distance between Boston and Pennsylvania is 359 miles. The road distance is 305.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania without a car is to train which takes 5h 8m and costs $50 - $170.

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It takes approximately 5h 8m to get from Boston to Pennsylvania, including transfers.

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

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Boston to Pennsylvania train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania is to train which takes 5h 8m and costs $50 - $170. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $50 and takes 6h 30m, you could also fly, which costs $35 - $160 and takes 3h 35m.

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  • Distance: 359.3 miles
  • Duration: 5h 8m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Boston South Station to 30th Street Train Station every 3 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 3m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Boston South Buses to Philadelphia, Pa 3 times a day. Tickets cost $35 - $50 and the journey takes 6h 30m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $270
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 31m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$90 - $260
Flights from Manchester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $280
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$60 - $420
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Newark
Ave. Duration
4h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $340
Flights from Manchester to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $700
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $440
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $310
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $3,700
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
2h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$26 - $230
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 58m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$27 - $230
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$28 - $300
Flights from Boston to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$16 - $200
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$17 - $210
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $310
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$70 - $210
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $120
Train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
36 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
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 South Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
7h 22m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$75 - $160
Business Class Seat
$120 - $220
Train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
49 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Boston / South Station Trains to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 11m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
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 South Buses to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from Boston South Buses to New York
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Book at
gotobus.com
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
Hourly
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 35m.

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

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Boston to Pennsylvania train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at 30th Street Train Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Pennsylvania is 306 miles. It takes approximately 5h 27m to drive from Boston to Pennsylvania.

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

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There are 37+ 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 - $11.

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