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

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 42 min

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

$78 - $213

Cheapest option

Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  1 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal

$11 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 17 min

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

$18 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 44 min

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Philadelphia 98.7 miles

$9 - $14

Subway, fly  •  3 h 12 min

  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

$132 - $467

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to bus which costs $11 - $25 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to train which costs $75 - $220 and takes 1 h 42 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and arriving at Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal. Services depart hourly. The journey takes approximately 1 h 49 min.

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The distance between Manhattan and Philadelphia is 86 miles. The road distance is 98.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $75 - $220.

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It takes approximately 1 h 42 min to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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Manhattan to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1 h 42 min and costs $75 - $220. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $11 - $25 and takes 1 h 49 min.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 42 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Manhattan to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 1 h 7 min. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Manhattan to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $11 - $25 and the journey takes 1 h 49 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Bus operators
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
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
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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