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There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  5h 12m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Boston Acela / ...

$45 - $160

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Bus via Downtown Crossing  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Boston "Greyhound"

$40 - $53

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Bus  •  7h 13m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia Market Street to Boston N2605 / ...

Drive  •  5h 26m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) 302.9 miles

$29 - $45

Fly Philadelphia to Boston  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS

$72 - $269

Train to Newark, fly to Boston  •  4h 8m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$72 - $349

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Boston  •  4h 39m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Boston (BOS) LGA - BOS

$93 - $383

Train to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  4h 45m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$129 - $384

Fly Philadelphia to Providence, train  •  5h 8m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Back Bay

$126 - $439

Fly Philadelphia to Manchester, bus  •  5h 7m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Manchester (MHT) PHL - MHT
  2. Take the bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston South Buses

$171 - $433

Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) by trains

The train journey time between Philadelphia and Back Bay (Station) is around 5h 52m and covers a distance of around 320 miles. The fastest train normally takes 5h 3m. Operated by Amtrak and Amtrak Northeast Regional, the Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) train service departs from Philadelphia and arrives in Boston. Typically 82 trains run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Train route overview

Average train time:
5h 52m
Fastest train time:
5h 3m
Trains per week:
82
Cheapest price:
$45
Carbon emissions:
27 kg CO2

First and last trains

First train departs at:
00:09
Last train departs at:
19:19

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) train schedules

Philadelphia → Back Bay (Station)
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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5h 26m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) is to fly which costs $70 - $270 and takes 3h 30m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia Market Street and arriving at Boston. Services depart once daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 55m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Boston. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 12m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Back Bay (Station) is 271 miles. The road distance is 302.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) without a car is to train which takes 5h 12m and costs $45 - $160.

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The train from Philadelphia to Boston takes 5h 12m including transfers and departs hourly.

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Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, depart from Philadelphia Market Street station.

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Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) is to train which takes 5h 12m and costs $45 - $160. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs and takes 7h 13m, you could also fly, which costs $70 - $270 and takes 3h 30m.

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  • Distance: 271 miles
  • Duration: 5h 12m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Back Bay (Station), MA, USA?

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Boston every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 12m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 4 hours. Alternatively, FlixBus-us operates a bus from Philadelphia Market Street to Boston once daily, and the journey takes 6h 55m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 32m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $500
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$220 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$35 - $400
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$23 - $340
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $380
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$24 - $370
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $650
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from Newark to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $500
Flights from New York La Guardia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $550
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 21m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $490
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 47m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 17m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Spirit Airlines
Website
spirit.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $460
Cape Air
Website
capeair.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$420 - $1,300
Train operators
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 Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $120
Business Seat
$85 - $120
Train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$26 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
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
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$23 - $35
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$23 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
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 Boston
Ave. Duration
8h 9m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$75 - $160
Business Class Seat
$120 - $220
Train from Philadelphia to Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
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
Train from Providence to Boston
Ave. Duration
57 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Back Bay
Ave. Duration
1h 5m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
FlixBus-us
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia Market Street to Boston
Ave. Duration
6h 55m
Frequency
Once daily
Schedules at
flixbus.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 Boston
Ave. Duration
7h 20m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $90
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

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 20m.

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Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) bus services, operated by FlixBus-us, arrive at Boston station.

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Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station) is 303 miles. It takes approximately 5h 26m to drive from Philadelphia to Back Bay (Station).

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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