There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Boston by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly Philadelphia to Boston  •  3h

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

$54 - $314

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Bus  •  6h 35m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston South Buses 2552 / ...

$16 - $50

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Train to Newark, fly to Boston  •  3h 45m

  1. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Boston (BOS) EWR - BOS

$94 - $525

Fly Philadelphia to Manchester, bus  •  4h 59m

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

$180 - $776

Fly Philadelphia to Providence, train  •  5h 17m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD
  2. Take the train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains

$126 - $729

Train  •  5h 20m

  1. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to Boston South Station Acela / ...

$45 - $160

Bus via New York  •  7h 55m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York to Boston South Buses New York

$42

Drive  •  5h 28m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Boston 306.9 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Boston is to bus which costs $16 - $50 and takes 6h 35m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Boston is to fly which costs $50 - $320 and takes 3h.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Boston South Buses. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6h 35m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 30th Street Train Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 20m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Boston is 272 miles. The road distance is 306.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Boston without a car is to train which takes 5h 20m and costs $45 - $160.

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It takes approximately 3h to get from Philadelphia to Boston, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from 30th Street Train Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Boston is to fly which takes 3h and costs $50 - $320. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $45 - $160 and takes 5h 20m, you could also bus, which costs $16 - $50 and takes 6h 35m.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Boston.
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  • Distance: 272.1 miles
  • Duration: 3h

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Boston, MA, USA?

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta fly from Philadelphia to Boston hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak operates a train from 30th Street Train Station to Boston South Station every 4 hours. Tickets cost $45 - $65 and the journey takes 5h 20m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route every 3 hours.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $600
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $800
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 34m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $210
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 22m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $120
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Train operators
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 Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 4m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$40 - $80
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $80
Business Class Seat
$65 - $120
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$35 - $70
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $70
Business Class Seat
$55 - $110
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
8h 14m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$75 - $160
Business Class Seat
$120 - $220
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 Newark Liberty International Airport
Ave. Duration
1h 2m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Seat
$35 - $55
Train from Providence Amtrak Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$24 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$24 - $35
Premium
$180 - $250
Flexi Coach Seat
$30 - $50
Business Seat
$30 - $45
Train from 30th Street Train Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Premium
$220 - $310
Flexi Coach Seat
$80 - $130
Business Seat
$85 - $120
MBTA
Phone
617-222-3200
Website
mbta.com
Train from Providence to Boston / South Station Trains
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Website
MBTA
Bus operators
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 5m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
webstore.bostonexpressbus.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, Pa to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
6h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$35 - $50
Flexible
$60 - $90
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
Flixbus USA
Phone
(855) 626-8585
Website
flixbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia Market Street to Boston
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$16 - $22
Schedules at
flixbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Book at
gotobus.com
Lucky Star Bus
Phone
(888) 881-0887 / (617) 269-5468
Email
info@luckystarbus.com
Website
luckystarbus.com
Bus from New York to Boston South Buses
Ave. Duration
5h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30
Schedules at
luckystarbus.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 17m.

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Philadelphia to Boston bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston South Buses station.

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Philadelphia to Boston train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Boston is 307 miles. It takes approximately 5h 28m to drive from Philadelphia to Boston.

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

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Book your Philadelphia to Boston train tickets online with Omio.

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Book your Philadelphia to Boston bus tickets online with Greyhound, Busbud and FlixBus.

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There are 505+ hotels available in Boston. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 23 min and costs $7.

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