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There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City by train, bus, car, plane or towncar

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Train  •  2h 7m

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

$44 - $107

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Bus via Jamaica  •  3h 46m

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

$21 - $39

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Bus  •  4h 23m

  1. Take the bus from New York JFK International Airport to New York Port Authority Bus Terminal JFK Airport - NYC
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa 3213 / ...

$36 - $51

Drive  •  2h 1m

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City 108.6 miles

$10 - $16

Fly  •  2h 45m

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Philadelphia (PHL) JFK - PHL

$93 - $395

Towncar  •  2h 1m

  1. Take a town car from New York JFK Airport to Center City 108.6 miles

$380 - $550

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The cheapest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2h 1m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 2h 1m.

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No, there is no direct bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City. However, there are services departing from New York JFK International Airport and arriving at Philadelphia, Pa via New York, Ny. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 23m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City station. However, there are services departing from JFK Terminal 4 and arriving at 11th St Station - MFL via Jamaica, New York Penn Station and 30th St Station - MFL. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 7m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Center City is 87 miles. The road distance is 108.6 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City without a car is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs $40 - $110.

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It takes approximately 2h 7m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City bus services, operated by NYC Express Bus (Golden Touch Transportation), depart from New York JFK International Airport station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs $40 - $110. Alternatively, you can bus via Jamaica, which costs $20 - $40 and takes 3h 46m, you could also fly, which costs $90 - $400 and takes 2h 45m.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City.
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  • Distance: 87.4 miles
  • Duration: 2h 7m

What companies run services between New York JFK Airport (JFK), USA and Center City, Philadelphia, PA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from New York Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 8m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St every 3 hours. Tickets cost $8 - $23 and the journey takes 2h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $800
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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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
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 Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station
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
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St
Ave. Duration
2h 5m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Book at
megabus.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
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Other operators
Jayride Private Transfers

Jayride is an online booking service for pick up or drop off at airports, using a pre-pay, fixed-price model. You’ll be provided with a choice of transfer companies, from luxury limos to maxi taxis, private cars to shuttle buses, depending on your journey, along with passenger reviews and star ratings. On booking, you’ll receive a confirmation email with the contact details of your transfer company and meeting instructions for your trip.

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Towncar from New York JFK Airport to Center City
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$380 - $550
Private
$380 - $550

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Philadelphia, Pa station.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at 30th Street Train Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City is 109 miles. It takes approximately 2h 1m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Center City.

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American Airlines offers flights from New York JFK Airport to Philadelphia Airport.

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There are 1113+ hotels available in Center City. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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