There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan by plane, train, subway, bus, car or towncar

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Fly to New York La Guardia, train, subway  •  2h 1m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station
  3. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St

$116 - $607

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Bus  •  3h 23m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station to New York Philadelphia

$19 - $35

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Fly to New York JFK  •  2h 1m

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

$123 - $360

Train  •  2h 7m

  1. Take the train from Airport Terminal A B to 30th Street Train Station Airport Line
  2. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station Acela / ...

$37 - $95

Line 37 bus, line 4 bus, bus  •  3h 50m

  1. Take the line 37 bus from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A to Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS 37
  2. Take the line 4 bus from Broad St & Snyder Av to Broad St & Locust St 4
  3. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny

$22 - $30

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan 109.5 miles

$10 - $16

Towncar  •  1h 55m

  1. Take a town car from Philadelphia Airport to Manhattan 109.5 miles

$340 - $470

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 55m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1h 55m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A and arriving at New York, Ny via Broad St & Snyder Av and Philadelphia, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 50m.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from Airport Terminal A B and arriving at 86 St via 30th Street Train Station and 34 St - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2h 7m.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Manhattan is 93 miles. The road distance is 109.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 2h 7m and costs $35 - $95.

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It takes approximately 2h 1m to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan bus services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan train services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Airport Terminal A B station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 92.8 miles
  • Duration: 2h 1m

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan 5 times a day. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan via 30th Street Train Station, New York Penn Station, and 34 St - Penn Station in around 2h 7m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $470
Train operators
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $7
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 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Airport Terminal A B to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7
Website
septa.org
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 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
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 Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$9 - $25
Book at
megabus.com
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Bus from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A to Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
septa.org
Bus from Broad St & Snyder Av to Broad St & Locust St
Ave. Duration
15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
septa.org
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 Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
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 Philadelphia Airport to Manhattan
Ave. Duration
1h 55m
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$340 - $470
Private
$340 - $470

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan is to fly which takes 2h 1m and costs $120 - $360. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $35 - $95 and takes 2h 7m, you could also bus, which costs $18 - $35 and takes 3h 23m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 3m.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York, Ny station.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan is 110 miles. It takes approximately 1h 55m to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan.

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

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There are 2440+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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