There are 5 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  1 h 32 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Acela Express / ...

$75 - $210

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Bus Megabus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia PA

$11 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus Boltbus  •  3 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from 11 Ave & W 36 NY to Philadelphia, PA Ny

$13 - $21

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station 98.5 miles

$9 - $14

Line 7 subway, fly  •  3 h 41 min

  1. Take the line 7 subway from Grand Central - 42 St to 74 St - Broadway
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Philadelphia (PHL) LGA - PHL

$132 - $467

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Philadelphia PA. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 55 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station station. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 7 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and 30th Street Station is 84 miles. The road distance is 98.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station without a car is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs .

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The train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station takes 1 h 7 min including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station bus services, operated by Megabus, depart from New York station.

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Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station is to train which takes 1 h 32 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 24 min.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 8 min.

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Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Philadelphia PA station.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station.
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  • Distance: 84.4 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 32 min

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and 30th Street Station, PA, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 55 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators

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Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 44 min to drive from Grand Central Terminal to 30th Street Station.

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American Airlines offers flights from New York La Guardia Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 376+ hotels available in 30th Street Station. Prices start at $92 USD per night.

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