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

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Train  •  6h 2m

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

$168 - $436

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Bus Megabus  •  8h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia PA

$38 - $65

8 alternative options

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  8h 39m

  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 Peter Pan / ...

$39 - $80

Drive  •  5h 41m

  1. Drive from Boston to Swarthmore 325.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train  •  4h 26m

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

$100 - $318

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Philadelphia  •  5h 13m

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

$181 - $504

Train to Providence, fly to Philadelphia  •  5h 35m

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

$132 - $555

Fly Boston to Baltimore, train  •  5h 43m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Baltimore (BWI) BOS - BWI
  2. Take the train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$128 - $456

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Fly from Boston (BOS) to Newark (EWR) BOS - EWR
  2. Take the train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station

$89 - $366

Bus to Worcester, fly to Philadelphia  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
  2. Fly from Worcester (ORH) to Philadelphia (PHL) ORH - PHL

$186 - $941

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Swarthmore is to drive which costs $30 - $50 and takes 5h 41m.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Swarthmore is to fly and train which costs $95 - $320 and takes 4h 26m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston station to Swarthmore. However, there are services departing from Boston, MA - South Station and arriving at Chester Rd & Rutgers Av - FS via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Market St & 11th St and 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 39m.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston station to Swarthmore. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station and arriving at Swarthmore via 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6h 2m.

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The distance between Boston and Swarthmore is 282 miles. The road distance is 325.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Boston to Swarthmore without a car is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs $160 - $440.

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It takes approximately 6h 2m to get from Boston to Swarthmore, including transfers.

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Boston to Swarthmore bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Boston to Swarthmore train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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The best way to get from Boston to Swarthmore is to train which takes 6h 2m and costs $160 - $440. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $35 - $65 and takes 8h 7m.

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Map of how to get from Boston to Swarthmore.
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  • Distance: 282 miles
  • Duration: 6h 2m

What companies run services between Boston, MA, USA and Swarthmore, PA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Boston to Swarthmore hourly. Tickets cost $160 - $430 and the journey takes 5h 3m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Boston to Swarthmore via New York, Philadelphia PA, and 30th Street Station in around 8h 7m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Manchester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Flights from Worcester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $900
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 39m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 31m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$85 - $500
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
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 South Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
5h 3m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty International Airport to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Boston, MA to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia PA
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Worcester, MA - Union Station
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from Boston, Ma to Worcester, Ma
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
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
55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com

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The quickest flight from Boston Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 29m.

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Boston to Swarthmore bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Boston to Swarthmore train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Boston to Swarthmore is 326 miles. It takes approximately 5h 41m to drive from Boston to Swarthmore.

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

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There are 449+ hotels available in Swarthmore. Prices start at $89 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Boston to Boston Airport is to bus which takes 15m and costs $1 - $14.

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