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There are 5 ways to get from Long Island to Downingtown by train, bus, car or plane

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Train

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Downingtown Amtrak

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Train, bus

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak

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Drive

  1. Drive from Centereach to Downingtown

Fly from Islip, train

  1. Fly from Islip (ISP) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak

Train to New York JFK, fly, train

  1. Take the train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  3. Take the train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak

Long Island to Downingtown by bus and train

The journey time between Long Island and Downingtown is around 5h 12m and covers a distance of around 177 miles. This includes an average layover time of around 1h 22m. The fastest journey normally takes 4h 20m. Operated by Suffolk County Transit, Long Island Rail Road and Amtrak, the Long Island to Downingtown service departs from Hawkins Ave/Williams Blvd and arrives in Downingtown Amtrak. Typically 30 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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Average journey times

Time on transportation:
3h 50m
Layover time:
1h 22m
Total time:
5h 12m

Route information

Fastest journey time:
4h 20m
Journey distance:
177 miles
Services per week:
30
Cheapest price:
$42
Carbon emissions:
15 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
07:15
Last service departs at:
18:49

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Long Island to Downingtown bus and train schedules

Long Island → Downingtown
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Domestic travel is not restricted, but some conditions may apply

  • Face masks are recommended
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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Downingtown is 800-232-4636.

Wearing a face mask on public transport in Downingtown is recommended.

The social distance requirement in Downingtown is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Long Island to Downingtown is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 3h 13m.

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The fastest way to get from Long Island to Downingtown is to drive which takes 3h 13m and costs $17 - $26.

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The distance between Long Island and Downingtown is 150 miles. The road distance is 177.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Long Island to Downingtown without a car is to train which takes 5h 16m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 5h 16m to get from Long Island to Downingtown, including transfers.

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The quickest flight from Islip Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Yes, the driving distance between Long Island to Downingtown is 177 miles. It takes approximately 3h 13m to drive from Long Island to Downingtown.

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American Airlines offers flights from Islip Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 61+ hotels available in Downingtown. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Long Island to Downingtown.
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  • Distance: 150.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 16m

What companies run services between Long Island, Suffolk County, NY, USA and Downingtown, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Centereach to Downingtown via Ronkonkoma LIRR, Ronkonkoma, New York Penn Station, and Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station in around 5h 16m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Islip to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $450
Flights from New York JFK to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Ronkonkoma to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $19
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$11 - $15
Peak
$10 - $19
Train from Ronkonkoma to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $17
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$10 - $14
Peak
$8 - $17
Amtrak

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 Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
Train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Downingtown
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Website
septa.org
65 and over
$1 - $2
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
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megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$21 - $29

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