There are 5 ways to get from Jersey City to Philadelphia by train, bus, car, subway, plane or tram

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  •  1 h 25 min

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

$73 - $203

Cheapest option

Line 119 bus, bus  •  2 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 119 bus from Journal Square Transportation Center to Port Authority Bus Terminal 119 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa 3213 / ...

$16 - $37

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 42 min

  1. Take the bus from New York - 133 E. Broadway to Philadelphia

$16

Drive  •  1 h 35 min

  1. Drive from Jersey City to Philadelphia 89.4 miles

$8 - $13

Train, subway, fly, line 36 tram  •  4 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Journal Square to 33rd Street
  2. Take the subway from 34 St - Herald Sq to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Philadelphia (PHL) LGA - PHL
  4. Take the line 36 tram from Elmwood Av & Island Av - MBFS to 15th St Trolley Station

$136 - $473

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The cheapest way to get from Jersey City to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $8 - $13 and takes 1 h 35 min.

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The quickest way to get from Jersey City to Philadelphia is to train which costs $70 - $210 and takes 1 h 25 min.

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The distance between Jersey City and Philadelphia is 79 miles. The road distance is 89.4 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 25 min to get from Jersey City to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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No, there is no direct bus from Jersey City to Philadelphia. However, there are services departing from Journal Square Transportation Center and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 45 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Jersey City to Philadelphia station. However, there are services departing from Journal Square and arriving at Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak via Newark Penn Station Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 25 min.

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The best way to get from Jersey City to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 1 h 25 min and costs $70 - $210.

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Map of how to get from Jersey City to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 25 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Jersey City to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $200 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, HGT Bus operates a bus from Jersey City to Philadelphia every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $10 and the journey takes 2 h.

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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Newark Penn Station Amtrak to Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Tram from Elmwood Av & Island Av - MBFS to 15th St Trolley Station
Ave. Duration
32 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$5 - $7
Schedules at
septa.org
Bus operators
HGT Bus
Website
hgtbus.com
Bus from New York - 133 E. Broadway to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$10
Schedules at
gotobus.com
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gotobus.com
Greyhound USA
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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 20 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$28 - $35

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