There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Pennsylvania by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Boston South Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express

$167 - $435

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 30 min

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

$30 - $85

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Bus  •  6 h

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

$42 - $56

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Philadelphia 308.7 miles

$30 - $45

Fly Boston to Pittsburgh  •  4 h 8 min

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

$95 - $283

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 11 min

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Philadelphia (PHL) BOS - PHL
  2. Take the train from University City to Gladstone

$99 - $324

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Philadelphia  •  5 h 2 min

  1. Take the I-93 from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
  2. Fly from Manchester (MHT) to Philadelphia (PHL) MHT - PHL

$182 - $503

Train to Providence, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  5 h 3 min

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

$138 - $410

Bus to Worcester, fly to Philadelphia, train  •  5 h 10 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
  2. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORH - PHL
  3. Take the train from University City to Gladstone

$185 - $939

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania is to fly which costs $90 - $290 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 30 min.

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The distance between Boston and Pennsylvania is 359 miles. The road distance is 308.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania without a car is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $160 - $440.

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It takes approximately 5 h 7 min to get from Boston to Pennsylvania, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Boston to Pennsylvania is to train which takes 5 h 7 min and costs $160 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $60 and takes 6 h, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $290 and takes 4 h 8 min.

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Pittsburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 42 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Boston to Pennsylvania.
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  • Distance: 359.3 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 7 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Philadelphia every 4 hours. Tickets cost $160 - $430 and the journey takes 5 h 2 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Philadelphia via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 6 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Manchester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Worcester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 33 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $550
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Pittsburgh via Baltimore
Ave. Duration
3 h 40 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$180 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14
Website
amtrak.com
Coach
$14
Business Class
$29 - $60
First Class
$65 - $95
Bus operators
bus
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
3 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$31
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $18
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, Ma to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
6 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$11 - $16
Flexible
$19 - $24
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to North Londonderry, NH - exit 5
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Pennsylvania is 309 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Boston to Pennsylvania.

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Southwest Airlines, Delta, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Boston Airport to Pittsburgh Airport.

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Book your Boston to Pennsylvania bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 78+ hotels available in Pennsylvania. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15 min and costs $1 - $20.

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