There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Brown University by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 41 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Providence Amtrak Acela Express

$140 - $390

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  6 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal York
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence

$30 - $66

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Bus Greyhound USA  •  9 h 34 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny 3200 / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Providence, Ri 3434 / ...

$43 - $97

Drive  •  4 h 58 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Brown University 275.3 miles

$27 - $40

Fly Philadelphia to Providence  •  3 h 30 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD

$119 - $389

Fly Philadelphia to Boston, train  •  4 h 43 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS
  2. Take the train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak

$154 - $463

Train to Newark, fly to Providence  •  4 h 26 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Providence (PVD) EWR - PVD

$198 - $615

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Brown University is to drive which costs $27 - $40 and takes 4 h 58 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Brown University is to fly which costs $110 - $390 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Brown University. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 39 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Providence Amtrak. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 21 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Brown University is 237 miles. The road distance is 275.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Brown University without a car is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $140 - $390.

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The train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Providence Amtrak takes 4 h 21 min including transfers and departs every four hours.

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Philadelphia to Brown University bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Philadelphia to Brown University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Brown University is to train which takes 4 h 41 min and costs $140 - $390. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $70 and takes 6 h 39 min, you could also fly, which costs $110 - $390 and takes 3 h 30 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Brown University.
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  • Distance: 236.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 41 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Brown University, RI, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Brown University every 4 hours. Tickets cost $140 - $390 and the journey takes 4 h 21 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Brown University via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, and 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence in around 6 h 39 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$160 - $650
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $950
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 21 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$140 - $390
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$140 - $290
First Class Seat
$240 - $390
Train from Boston South Station to Providence Amtrak
Ave. Duration
34 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence
Ave. Duration
3 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bieber Transportation Group
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Greyhound USA
Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Bus from New York, Ny to Providence, Ri
Ave. Duration
6 h
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 6 min.

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Philadelphia to Brown University bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at 1 Kennedy Plaza, Providence station.

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Philadelphia to Brown University train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Providence Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Brown University is 275 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 58 min to drive from Philadelphia to Brown University.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Providence Airport.

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There are 86+ hotels available in Brown University. Prices start at $91 USD per night.

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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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