There are 6 ways to get from Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  1 h 39 min

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

$83 - $210

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa 3213 / ...

$14 - $38

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Bus Focus  •  2 h 6 min

  1. Take the bus from New York 31st St. to Philadelphia

$20

Train NJ Transit  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the train from Trenton to Suburban Station Trenton Line

$19 - $25

Drive  •  1 h 42 min

  1. Drive from Grand Central Terminal to Philadelphia 97.3 miles

$9 - $14

Line 7 subway, fly, train  •  3 h 46 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
  3. Take the train from University City to Clifton-Aldan

$137 - $474

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York 31st St. and arriving at Philadelphia. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 50 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Grand Central Terminal station to Pennsylvania station. However, there are services departing from New York Penn Station and arriving at Suburban Station via Trenton. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 52 min.

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The distance between Grand Central Terminal and Pennsylvania is 198 miles. The road distance is 97.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania without a car is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 39 min to get from Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania, including transfers.

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Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania bus services, operated by Focus, depart from New York 31st St. station.

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Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania train services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania is to train which takes 1 h 39 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 2 h 6 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 Pennsylvania bus services, operated by Focus, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Map of how to get from Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania.
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  • Distance: 197.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 39 min

What companies run services between Grand Central Terminal, NY, USA and Pennsylvania, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Grand Central Terminal to Philadelphia every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, Focus operates a bus from Grand Central Terminal to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $20 and the journey takes 1 h 50 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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Contact Details
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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Trenton to Suburban Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $9
Website
septa.org
Train from University City to Clifton-Aldan
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Website
septa.org
Bus operators
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York 31st St. to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.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 New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35
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
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Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania train services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Suburban Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania is 97 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to drive from Grand Central Terminal to Pennsylvania.

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

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There are 78+ hotels available in Pennsylvania. Prices start at $80 USD per night.

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