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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Boston, train, line 07 bus  •  5h 1m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS
  2. Take the train from Back Bay to Framingham
  3. Take the line 07 bus from Banana Lot/Intermodal Center to Downtown Southborough

$84 - $250

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Bus  •  11h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia Megabus Stop to Boston South Buses Phil / ...

$46 - $69

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Fly to New Haven, drive  •  3h 16m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New Haven (HVN) PHL - HVN
  2. Drive from New Haven to Southborough

$190 - $249

Fly to Providence, train, line 07 bus  •  6h 18m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston
  3. Take the train from Back Bay to Framingham
  4. Take the line 07 bus from Banana Lot/Intermodal Center to Downtown Southborough

$90 - $414

Fly to Manchester, bus, train, line 07 bus  •  6h 38m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Manchester (MHT) PHL - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
  3. Take the train from South Station to Framingham
  4. Take the line 07 bus from Banana Lot/Intermodal Center to Downtown Southborough

$173 - $376

Train  •  7h 54m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Boston Acela / ...
  2. Take the train from Back Bay to Southborough Framingham/Worcester Line

$99 - $283

Bus via New York  •  10h 37m

  1. Take the bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan / ...
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA Peter Pan / ...

$51 - $93

Drive  •  5h 17m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough 294.2 miles

$28 - $45

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough by train and bus

The journey time between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) and Southborough is around 18h 5m and covers a distance of around 318 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 15h 10m. Operated by SEPTA, Peter Pan Bus Lines, Greyhound USA and others, the Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough service departs from Airport Terminal A and arrives in Downtown Southborough. Typically 10 services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
18h 5m
Fastest journey time:
15h 10m
Journey distance:
318 miles
Services per week:
10
Cheapest price:
$54
Carbon emissions:
59 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
00:11
Last service departs at:
22:11

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough train and bus schedules

Philadelphia Airport (PHL) → Southborough
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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough is to drive which costs $28 - $45 and takes 5h 17m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough is to fly and drive which costs $190 - $250 and takes 3h 16m.

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It is 258 miles from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough. It is approximately 294.2 miles to drive.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough without a car is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs $95 - $290.

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It takes approximately 5h 1m to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough, including transfers.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough is to train which takes 7h 54m and costs $95 - $290. Alternatively, you can bus via New York, which costs $50 - $95 and takes 10h 37m.

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

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough is 294 miles. It takes approximately 5h 17m to drive from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough.

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Delta, JetBlue Airways and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Boston Airport.

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  • Distance: 258 miles
  • Duration: 5h 1m

What companies run services between Philadelphia Airport (PHL), USA and Southborough, MA, USA?

You can take a train from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough via 30th Street Train Station, Philadelphia, Back Bay, and Southborough in around 7h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia Airport (PHL) to Southborough via Jefferson Station, Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA, Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY, Union Station, Worcester, MA, Worcester, Framingham, and Banana Lot/Intermodal Center in around 10h 37m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $450
Flights from Philadelphia to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $240
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $500
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$45 - $220
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$60 - $290
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 55m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Train operators
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Back Bay to Framingham
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
MBTA
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Train from South Station to Framingham
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $10
Website
MBTA
Train from Back Bay to Southborough
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $11
Website
MBTA
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
37 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $110
First Class
$80 - $200
Train from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 6m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$180 - $250
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$180 - $250
First Class
$240 - $390
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 Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 44m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$75 - $160
Business Class Seat
$120 - $220
Bus operators
MetroWest
Phone
+1 508-935-2222
Website
mwrta.com
Bus from Banana Lot/Intermodal Center to Downtown Southborough
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
mwrta.com
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
1h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $18
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.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
$21 - $29
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY to Union Station, Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 25m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $45
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 Worcester
Ave. Duration
4h 15m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$24 - $35
Flexible
$45 - $65
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Worcester, MA
Ave. Duration
3h 40m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$21 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Boltbus
Phone
+1 1-877-265-8287
Website
boltbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia Megabus Stop to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
6h 45m
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Website
boltbus.com

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