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There are 4 ways to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia by train, bus or car

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Train  •  1h 27m

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

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Bus  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St NY - Philadelphia

Bus via 86 St  •  2h 27m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to 520 N Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA Peter Pan / ...

Drive  •  1h 44m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Philadelphia 98.8 miles

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The cheapest way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $17 - $26 and takes 1h 44m.

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The fastest way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1h 27m and costs $4 - $390.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct train from Manhattan to Philadelphia station. However, there are services departing from 72 St and arriving at 30th Street Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 27m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Philadelphia is 86 miles. The road distance is 98.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 1h 27m and costs $4 - $390.

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It takes approximately 1h 27m to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia, including transfers.

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

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

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1h 27m and costs $4 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $8 - $35 and takes 1h 55m.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 27m

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

Amtrak Acela operates a train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Station hourly. Tickets cost $29 - $380 and the journey takes 1h 8m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St hourly. Tickets cost $8 - $35 and the journey takes 1h 55m.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$29 - $380
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/acela-train
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$14 - $130
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$26 - $230
Business Seat - Adult
$29 - $250
First Class - Child 2-12
$45 - $180
First Class - Senior Citizens
$95 - $350
First Class - Adult
$95 - $380
Amtrak
Rome2Rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$3 - $80
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Child Coach - Advance Purchase
$3 - $23
Child Coach - short notice
$13 - $24
Child Business Class - advance purchase
$13 - $45
Child Business Class - short notice
$15 - $50
Coach Seat - Advance Purchase
$19 - $30
Business Seat - advance purchase
$29 - $90
Business Seat - short notice
$35 - $75
Coach Seat - short notice
$12 - $80
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $210
Website
https://www.amtrak.com/home.html
Schedules at
https://www.amtrak.com/northeast-regional-train
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$4 - $110
Reserved Coach Seat
$20 - $210
Business Class Seat
$70 - $180
Bus operators
Megabus
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to 520 N Christopher Columbus Blvd., Philadelphia, PA
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$5 - $35
Website
https://peterpanbus.com
Adult
$5 - $35
Greyhound USA
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $45
Website
https://www.greyhound.com/

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Manhattan to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Megabus, arrive at Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St station.

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Manhattan to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak Acela, arrive at 30th Street 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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