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There are 3 ways to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 8m

  1. Take the train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia Acela / ...

$27 - $85

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Bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia "Greyhound" / ...

$16 - $29

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Philadelphia 98.7 miles

$9 - $14

Manhattan to Philadelphia by train

The train journey time between Manhattan and Philadelphia is around 1h 23m and covers a distance of around 91 miles. The fastest train normally takes 1h 10m. Operated by Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Manhattan to Philadelphia train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Philadelphia. Typically 195 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
1h 23m
Fastest train time:
1h 10m
Trains per week:
195
Cheapest price:
$27
Carbon emissions:
7 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
02:53
Last train departs at:
22:05

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Manhattan to Philadelphia train schedules

Manhattan → Philadelphia
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The most affordable way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to drive, which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 44m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to train which costs $27 - $85 and takes 1h 8m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Philadelphia. Services depart every three hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Philadelphia. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 8m.

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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 1h 8m and costs $27 - $85.

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The train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia takes 1h 8m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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Manhattan to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from New York station.

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Manhattan to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs $27 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $29 and takes 2h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 8m

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

Amtrak operates a train from New York Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 8m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from New York to Philadelphia every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route 4 times a day.

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 Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
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 Moynihan Train Hall to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
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 New York to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
peterpanbus.com

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Manhattan to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Manhattan to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Philadelphia is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1h 44m to drive from Manhattan to Philadelphia.

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