There are 3 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 Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station Acela / ...

$27 - $85

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Bus  •  2h

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

$6 - $29

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 43m

  1. Drive from New York to Philadelphia 94.9 miles

$9 - $14

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The cheapest way to get from New York to Philadelphia is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 43m.

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

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from New York and arriving at Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St. Services depart every 15 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from New York Penn Station station and arriving at 30th Street Train Station station. Services depart every 30 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 94.9 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 Penn Station to 30th Street Train Station takes 1h 8m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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New York to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from New York Penn 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 $6 - $29 and takes 2h.

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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 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 30 minutes. Tickets cost $8 - $25 and the journey takes 2h. Five other operators also service this route.

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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 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
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

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
Website
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
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from New York to Philadelphia
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Book at
gotobus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from 11 Ave & W 36 NY to Philadelphia Megabus Stop
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $17
Website
boltbus.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
Every 2 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, Ny to Philadelphia, Pa
Ave. Duration
3h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from 300 W 31st St, NYC to Philadelphia Market Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$6 - $10
Schedules at
flixbus.com

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

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New York to Philadelphia train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at 30th Street Train Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between New York to Philadelphia is 95 miles. It takes approximately 1h 43m to drive from New York to Philadelphia.

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