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There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan by plane, subway, train, bus, car or towncar

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Fly, line 7 subway  •  1h 47m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the line 7 subway from Woodside-61 St to Queensboro Plaza

$56 - $241

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Bus  •  3h 44m

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

$19 - $33

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Train  •  1h 50m

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

$34 - $92

Drive  •  1h 55m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan 109.4 miles

$10 - $16

Towncar  •  1h 55m

  1. Take a town car from Philadelphia Airport to Manhattan 109.4 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 fly and line 7 subway which costs $55 - $250 and takes 1h 47m.

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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 and arriving at New York Moynihan Train Hall via Philadelphia. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Manhattan is 93 miles. The road distance is 109.4 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 1h 50m and costs $30 - $95.

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It takes approximately 1h 47m to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan is to train which takes 1h 50m and costs $30 - $95. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $18 - $35 and takes 3h 44m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall 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: 1h 47m

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

You can take a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan via 30th Street Train Station and Philadelphia in around 1h 50m. Alternatively, Megabus operates a bus from Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station to New York every 2 hours. Tickets cost $9 - $23 and the journey takes 2h 10m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $600
Train operators
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 Woodside-61 St to Queensboro Plaza
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Train from Airport Terminal A to 30th Street Train Station
Ave. Duration
19 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 Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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 Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
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 Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $23
Book at
megabus.com
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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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Manhattan is 109 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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