There are 8 ways to get from Manhattan to Chester by train, bus, car, subway or plane

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Train  •  2h 56m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Chester Wilmington/Newark Line

$36 - $96

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Bus  •  3h 24m

  1. Take the bus from 11 Ave & W 36 NY to Philadelphia Megabus Stop NY - Phil

$17 - $25

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Bus via 86 St  •  4h 18m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station Ny

$20 - $36

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Chester 115.1 miles

$11 - $17

Subway to New York La Guardia, fly  •  3h 26m

  1. Take the subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Philadelphia (PHL) LGA - PHL

$118 - $563

Bus to Newburgh, fly  •  4h 35m

  1. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Stewart International Airport
  2. Fly from Newburgh (SWF) to Philadelphia (PHL) SWF - PHL

$117 - $528

Subway, train to New York JFK, fly  •  3h 51m

  1. Take the subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Penn Station to Jamaica
  3. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Philadelphia (PHL) JFK - PHL

$135 - $507

Bus to Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton, fly  •  4h 48m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop
  2. Fly from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton (ABE) to Philadelphia (PHL) ABE - PHL

$134 - $557

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Chester is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Chester is to drive which costs $11 - $17 and takes 2h 1m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Chester. However, there are services departing from 86 St and arriving at Chester via New York Penn Station and 30th Street Train Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 56m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Chester is 98 miles. The road distance is 115.1 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Chester without a car is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs $35 - $100.

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It takes approximately 2h 56m to get from Manhattan to Chester, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Chester train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Chester is to train which takes 2h 56m and costs $35 - $100. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $17 - $25 and takes 3h 24m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Chester.
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  • Distance: 98.2 miles
  • Duration: 2h 56m

What companies run services between Manhattan, NY, USA and Chester, PA, USA?

You can take a train from Manhattan to Chester via 34 St - Penn Station, New York Penn Station, and 30th Street Train Station in around 2h 56m. Alternatively, Boltbus operates a bus from 11 Ave & W 36 NY to Philadelphia Megabus Stop hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $17 and the journey takes 2h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $1,100
Flights from Newburgh to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
Flights from New York JFK to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $650
Flights from Allentown/Bethlehem/Easton to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $500
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 New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
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 New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Chester
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $8
Website
septa.org
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Lexington Av/63 St to Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 86 St to 34 St - Penn Station
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Penn Station to Jamaica
Ave. Duration
19 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Website
LIRR
Bus operators
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 11 Ave & W 36 NY to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
boltbus.com
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
$11 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Shortline Bus
Phone
+1 (845) 782-3528
Email
shortline@coachusa.com
Website
web.coachusa.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Stewart International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 40m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $26
Schedules at
coachusa.com
Book at
coachusa.com
Trans-bridge Lines
Phone
+1 610-868-6001
Email
webmaster@transbridgelines.com
Website
transbridgelines.com
Bus from New York to Lehigh Valley International Airport Trans Bridge Bus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
transbridgelines.com

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Manhattan to Chester train services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Chester station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Chester is 115 miles. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from Manhattan to Chester.

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

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There are 633+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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