There are 5 ways to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia by plane, shuttle, bus, car or train

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Fly from Manhattan  •  5h 44m

  1. Fly from Manhattan (MHK) to Philadelphia (PHL) MHK - PHL

$156 - $591

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Shuttle to Kansas City, fly  •  7h 22m

  1. Take a shuttle bus from 4 Points By Sheraton to Kansas City Airport
  2. Fly from Kansas City (MCI) to Philadelphia (PHL) MCI - PHL

$196 - $666

Bus  •  31h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Junction City to Philadelphia, Pa 1684 / ...

$185 - $244

Drive, train  •  31h 21m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Topeka Amtrak Station
  2. Take the train from Topeka Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
  3. Take the train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
  4. Take the train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station

$179 - $318

Drive  •  20h 47m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Philadelphia 1253.7 miles

$120 - $180

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $120 - $180 and takes 20h 47m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to fly which costs $150 - $600 and takes 5h 44m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Philadelphia is 1145 miles. The road distance is 1253.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia without a car is to bus which takes 31h 26m and costs $180 - $250.

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It takes approximately 5h 44m to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to fly which takes 5h 44m and costs $150 - $600. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $180 - $250 and takes 31h 26m.

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There is no direct flight from Manhattan Airport to Philadelphia Airport. The quickest flight takes 4h 54m and has one stopover.

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Philadelphia is 1h ahead of Manhattan. It is currently 1:48 AM in Manhattan and 2:48 AM in Philadelphia.

Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Philadelphia is 1254 miles. It takes approximately 20h 47m to drive from Manhattan to Philadelphia.

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What companies run services between Manhattan, KS, USA and Philadelphia, PA, USA?

American Airlines flies from Manhattan to Philadelphia hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Junction City to Philadelphia, Pa twice daily. Tickets cost $130 - $180 and the journey takes 31h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Dallas/Ft.Worth
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, Detroit
Ave. Duration
7h 1m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, Indianapolis
Ave. Duration
7h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, Buffalo
Ave. Duration
7h 30m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, Pittsburgh
Ave. Duration
7h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, Grand Rapids
Ave. Duration
7h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
7h 54m
When
Monday to Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, Louisville
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $600
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, Cleveland
Ave. Duration
7h 59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Manhattan to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Flights from Kansas City to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 36m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Kansas City to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Kansas City to Philadelphia via Chicago Midway
Ave. Duration
4h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Flights from Kansas City to Philadelphia via St. Louis
Ave. Duration
3h 57m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$130 - $600
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Kansas City to Philadelphia via Chicago O'Hare
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Kansas City to Philadelphia via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $900
Train operators
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 Topeka Amtrak Station to Chicago Union Station
Ave. Duration
10h 10m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$60 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$60 - $85
Premium
$250 - $350
Flexi Coach Seat
$110 - $170
Business Seat
$120 - $170
Train from Chicago Union Station to Rockville Amtrak
Ave. Duration
16h 36m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$80 - $120
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Premium
$290 - $400
Flexi Coach Seat
$160 - $240
Business Seat
$170 - $240
Train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$45 - $70
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Washington Union Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$50 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$50 - $100
Business Class Seat
$75 - $140
Bus operators
Arrival Shuttle
Phone
785.209.3090
Email
support@arrivalshuttle.com
Website
arivalshuttle.com
Shuttle from 4 Points By Sheraton to Kansas City Airport
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$59
Schedules at
arivalshuttle.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 Junction City to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
31h 5m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$130 - $180
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$130 - $180
Flexible
$180 - $270

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American Airlines offers flights from Manhattan Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 714+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Manhattan Airport is to taxi which takes 11 min and costs $29 - $35.

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