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

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Train  •  1h 33m

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

$30 - $88

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA Peter Pan

$15 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus via 86 St  •  2h 48m

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

$18 - $26

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Manhattan to Philadelphia 99.3 miles

$9 - $14

Subway, fly  •  3h 6m

  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 drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to train which costs $29 - $90 and takes 1h 33m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY and arriving at Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA station. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Manhattan and Philadelphia is 86 miles. The road distance is 99.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia without a car is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs $29 - $90.

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It takes approximately 1h 33m 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 Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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The best way to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1h 33m and costs $29 - $90. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $25 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest flight from New York La Guardia Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 2m.

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Manhattan to Philadelphia bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA.

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Map of how to get from Manhattan to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 33m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Manhattan to Philadelphia hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 10m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Manhattan to Philadelphia every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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 Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
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
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Philadelphia 30th Street Station
Ave. Duration
1h 27m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
Bus operators
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
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $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.

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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, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Manhattan to Philadelphia is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Manhattan to Philadelphia.

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

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There are 531+ hotels available in Philadelphia. Prices start at $94 USD per night.

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