There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge by plane, train, bus or car

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Fly Philadelphia to Boston  •  3 h 5 min

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

$101 - $306

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 49 min

  1. Take the bus from Market St & 6th St to New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$33 - $59

7 alternative options

Train to Newark, fly to Boston  •  4 h 2 min

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

$89 - $351

Train to New York JFK, fly to Boston  •  4 h 28 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Boston (BOS) JFK - BOS

$147 - $502

Fly Philadelphia to Manchester, bus  •  4 h 37 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Manchester (MHT) PHL - MHT
  2. Take the bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma

$178 - $507

Fly Philadelphia to Providence, train  •  4 h 49 min

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

$180 - $550

Train  •  5 h 20 min

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

$160 - $430

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 35 min

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

$30 - $85

Drive  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Cambridge 304.7 miles

$29 - $45

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

JetBlue Airways, American Airlines and United Airlines 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 20 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York JFK
Ave. Duration
3 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 19 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
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 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $420
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Nantucket
Ave. Duration
2 h 48 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
Flights from New York JFK to Boston via Martha's Vineyard
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
When
Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $460
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $550
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York JFK to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $430
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
Train from Providence Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
48 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 Amtrak to Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Manchester Arpt to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $26
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $17
Flexible
$20 - $26
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Market St & 6th St to New York, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 20 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $21
Schedules at
us.megabus.com
Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$19 - $35
Schedules at
us.megabus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Philadelphia to Cambridge?

The distance between Philadelphia and Cambridge is 433 km. The road distance is 488 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge?

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

What is the fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge?

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge is to fly which takes 3 h 5 min and costs $100 - $310.

Is there a direct train between Philadelphia and Cambridge?

Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Boston Back Bay Station Amtrak. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 20 min.

Is there a direct bus between Philadelphia and Cambridge?

Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

How long does it take to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge?

It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to get from Philadelphia to Cambridge, including transfers.