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There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB)

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Bus

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

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Train

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
  2. Take the train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station

Bus via Broad St & Snyder Av

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

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  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by train, bus and walk

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6h 46m Average Duration
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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) → Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to drive which costs $24 - $40 and takes 4h 22m.

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The fastest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly. Taking this option will cost $180 - $300 and takes 1h 30m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia Airport Terminal A and arriving at Riverfront Station - 4th St & Fulton St via Broad St & Snyder Av, Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA, New York, Ny and S. Pearl Station - State St & S. Pearl St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 8h 33m.

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The distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 215 miles. The road distance is 249.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute without a car is to train which takes 6h 46m and costs $45 - $200.

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It takes approximately 1h 30m to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, including transfers.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is to fly which takes 1h 30m and costs $180 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $200 and takes 6h 46m, you could also bus, which costs $35 - $75 and takes 8h 25m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Albany Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 16m.

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Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute bus services, operated by Trailways, arrive at Albany, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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  • Distance: 214.7 miles
  • Duration: 1h 30m

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY, USA?

American Airlines flies from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute twice daily. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute via 30th Street Train Station, Philadelphia, NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station, Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station, East St & Herrick St, Broadway & Orange St / Van Tromp St, Clinton Square Station - N. Pearl St & Clinton Ave, and Congress Station - 4th St & Congress St in around 6h 46m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $550
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express

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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $120
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $210
First Class - Adult
$140 - $230
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
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Train from NY Moynihan Train Hall at Penn Station to Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $45
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Premium
$190 - $270
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Seat
$50 - $70
Bus operators
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - 30th St Station to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
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megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Albany-Rensselaer
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$20 - $35
Book at
megabus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $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 Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Bus from New York to Albany
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$21 - $30
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$21 - $30
Flexible
$40 - $60
Trailways
Phone
+1 800-858-8555
Website
trailways.com
Bus from New York, Ny to Albany, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Schedules at
trailways.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 250 miles. It takes approximately 4h 22m to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Albany Airport.

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