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There are 3 ways to get from Dover to Philadelphia by train, bus or car

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Train  •  2h 24m

  1. Take the train from Dover to Newark Broad St Morris & Essex Line / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$78 - $213

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Train, bus  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the train from Dover to New York Penn Station Morris & Essex Line
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St

$20 - $38

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Dover to Philadelphia 92.4 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from Dover to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Dover to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 55m.

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The distance between Dover and Philadelphia is 72 miles. The road distance is 92.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Dover to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 2h 24m and costs $75 - $220.

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It takes approximately 2h 24m to get from Dover to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Yes, the driving distance between Dover to Philadelphia is 92 miles. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Dover to Philadelphia.

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There are 455+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $84 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 72.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 24m

What companies run services between Dover, NJ, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Dover to Philadelphia via Newark Broad St, University Ave At Lackawanna Ave, Newark Penn Station, and Newark Penn Station in around 2h 24m.

Train operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Dover to Newark Broad St
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Dover to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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 Newark Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
Bus operators

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