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

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Fly Philadelphia to Boston  •  3 h 6 min

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

$100 - $305

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Bus Peter Pan Bus Lines  •  6 h 41 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station Ny / ...

$32 - $89

6 alternative options

Train to Newark, fly to Boston  •  3 h 53 min

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

$89 - $351

Fly Philadelphia to Providence, train  •  4 h 37 min

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

$125 - $549

Fly Philadelphia to Manchester, I-93  •  5 h

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Manchester (MHT) PHL - MHT
  2. Take the I-93 from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA

$180 - $496

Train  •  5 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston Back Bay Station Acela Express / ...

$160 - $430

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 49 min

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

$37 - $84

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Cambridge 304.7 miles

$29 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge is to drive which costs $29 - $45 and takes 5 h 22 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge is to fly which costs $100 - $310 and takes 3 h 6 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Cambridge station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Boston, MA - South Station via New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 41 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Boston Back Bay Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 16 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Cambridge is 271 miles. The road distance is 304.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge without a car is to train which takes 5 h 16 min and costs $160 - $430.

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It takes approximately 3 h 6 min to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Cambridge 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 Cambridge is to fly which takes 3 h 6 min and costs $100 - $310. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $430 and takes 5 h 16 min, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $90 and takes 6 h 41 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge.
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  • Distance: 270.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 6 min

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

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and Delta fly from Philadelphia to Cambridge hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Cambridge hourly. Tickets cost $160 - $430 and the journey takes 5 h 16 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 9 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 21 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty International Airport
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
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 Amtrak Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$60 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$60 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston Back Bay Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 16 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Bus operators
Boston Express
Phone
1800-639-8080
Email
contact@bostonexpressbus.com
Website
bostonexpressbus.com
Bus from North Londonderry, NH - exit 5 to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Schedules at
bostonexpressbus.com
Book at
tickets.bostonexpressbus.com
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 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York City, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Boston, MA - South Station
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $40
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.

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 New York, Ny to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$26 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $65
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Philadelphia to Cambridge bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Boston, MA - South Station.

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Philadelphia to Cambridge train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston Back Bay Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Cambridge is 305 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 22 min to drive from Philadelphia to Cambridge.

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

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There are 781+ hotels available in Cambridge. Prices start at $110 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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