There are 9 ways to get from Boston to Swarthmore 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.

Recommended option

Train  •  6 h 10 min

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

$168 - $436

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  8 h 16 min

  1. Take the bus from Boston, MA - South Station to Philadelphia

$30 - $50

7 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  8 h 36 min

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

$40 - $88

Drive  •  5 h 41 min

  1. Drive from Boston to Swarthmore 325.9 miles

$30 - $50

Fly Boston to Philadelphia, train  •  4 h 26 min

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

$100 - $311

Fly Boston to Newark, train  •  5 h 36 min

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

$89 - $359

Fly Boston to Baltimore, train  •  5 h 41 min

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

$128 - $449

I-93 to Manchester, fly to Philadelphia  •  5 h 14 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

$183 - $504

Train to Providence, fly to Philadelphia  •  5 h 36 min

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

$186 - $555

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Boston to Swarthmore is to bus which costs $29 - $50 and takes 8 h 16 min.

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The quickest way to get from Boston to Swarthmore is to fly and train which takes 4 h 26 min and costs $100 - $320.

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The distance between Boston and Swarthmore is 451 km. The road distance is 521 km.

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It takes approximately 6 h 10 min to get from Boston to Swarthmore, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Boston to Swarthmore. However, there are services departing from Boston, Ma and arriving at Chester Rd & Rutgers Av - FS via Market St & 11th St and 69th St Transportation Center West Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8 h 36 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Boston to Swarthmore. However, there are services departing from Boston South Station Amtrak and arriving at Swarthmore via 30th Street Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 10 min.

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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 5 h 9 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Boston to Swarthmore once daily. Tickets cost $23 - $45 and the journey takes 7 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Manchester to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $440
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 36 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$90 - $400
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Boston to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $900
Flights from Boston to Newark
Ave. Duration
1 h 22 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via Newark
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $1,000
Flights from Providence to Philadelphia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 37 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$260 - $1,100
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $330
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Boston to Baltimore via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $800
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 9 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Train from BWI Marshall Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Train from Boston South Station Amtrak to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Megabus
Greyhound USA
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
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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