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There are 6 ways to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown by plane, train, tram, subway, bus or car

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Fly from New York JFK, train

  1. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  2. Take the train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak

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Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA
  2. Take the train from Jefferson Station to Downingtown

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Tram, subway to New York La Guardia, fly, train

  1. Take the tram from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station-Station D
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
  3. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Philadelphia (PHL)
  4. Take the train from Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak

Train

  1. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Downingtown Amtrak

Bus, line 44 bus

  1. Take the bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St
  2. Take the line 44 bus from 5th St & Market St - FS to Coulter Av & Glenn Rd

Drive

  1. Drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown

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The most affordable way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown is to drive, which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 29m.

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The quickest way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 29m.

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No, there is no direct train from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown. However, there are services departing from Terminal 4 and arriving at Downingtown Amtrak via Jamaica and Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 53m.

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The distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) and Downingtown is 111 miles. The road distance is 138.5 miles.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown without a car is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs $40 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3h 14m to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown, including transfers.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station.

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The best way to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown is to train which takes 3h 53m and costs $40 - $70. Alternatively, you can bus and line 44 bus, which costs $45 - $90 and takes 6h 5m.

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The quickest flight from New York JFK Airport to Philadelphia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 7m.

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New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Downingtown Amtrak station.

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Map of how to get from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown.
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  • Distance: 111 miles
  • Duration: 3h 14m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Downingtown Amtrak every 4 hours. Tickets cost $30 - $45 and the journey takes 2h 16m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown via Jamaica, NY, Jamaica, New York Penn Station, New York, Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St, 5th St & Market St - FS, Coulter Av & Glenn Rd, and Ardmore Amtrak Station in around 6h 5m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from New York JFK to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 7m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $400
Flights from New York La Guardia to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $500
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 Philadelphia to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$28 - $40
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to Downingtown Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2h 16m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Seat
$45 - $65
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Downingtown
Ave. Duration
1h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Website
septa.org
65 and over
$1 - $2
Train from Jefferson Station to Downingtown
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $10
Website
septa.org
65 and over
$1 - $2
JFK Airtrain
Phone
(212) 435-7000
Website
new.mta.info
Tram from Terminal 4 to Jamaica Station-Station D
Ave. Duration
12 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$8
More information at
rome2rio.com
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av-JFK Airport to Jackson Hts-Roosevelt Av
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Website
mta.info
Seniors 65+ and Disabled
$2
Standard Fare
$3
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 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $29
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 to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$21 - $29
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Bus from 5th St & Market St - FS to Coulter Av & Glenn Rd
Ave. Duration
56 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$0 - $3
Website
septa.org
Seniors - 65 and over
$0

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Yes, the driving distance between New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown is 138 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from New York JFK Airport (JFK) to Downingtown.

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

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