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There are 4 ways to get from New York 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  •  1h 55m

  1. Take the bus from New York City to Philadelphia Market Street 2619 / ...

$8 - $29

2 alternative options

Train, bus  •  4h 37m

  1. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center Northeast Corridor
  2. Take the bus from Wallenberg Ave Across From Terminal to Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St 409

$13 - $22

Drive  •  1h 42m

  1. Drive from New York to Philadelphia 94.8 miles

$9 - $14

New York to Philadelphia by train

The train journey time between New York 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 New York to Philadelphia train service departs from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arrives in Philadelphia. Typically 148 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 42m.

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

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

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Moynihan Train Hall and arriving at Philadelphia. Services depart every 20 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 8m.

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The distance between New York and Philadelphia is 82 miles. The road distance is 94.8 miles.

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The best way to get from New York 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 20 minutes.

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New York to Philadelphia bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from New York City station.

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New York 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 New York to Philadelphia is to train which takes 1h 8m and costs $27 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $8 - $29 and takes 1h 55m.

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Map of how to get from New York to Philadelphia.
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  • Distance: 82.1 miles
  • Duration: 1h 8m

What companies run services between New York, 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, FlixBus-us operates a bus from New York City to Philadelphia Market Street every 4 hours, and the journey takes 1h 55m. Five other operators also service this route.

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 22m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Trenton Transit Center
Ave. Duration
1h 37m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $16
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from New York City to Philadelphia Market Street
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 6th Ave NY to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
Ave. Duration
1h 57m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
boltbus.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
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$12
Book at
gotobus.com
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
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Wallenberg Ave Across From Terminal to Greyhound Terminal -10Th St/Filbert St
Ave. Duration
2h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $6
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Child 5-11 Senior, Military/Disabled
$1 - $3
Adult
$3 - $6

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New York to Philadelphia bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Philadelphia Market Street station.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Philadelphia is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1h 42m to drive from New York to Philadelphia.

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