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There are 4 ways to get from Philadelphia to Carlisle by train, bus, car or plane

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Train, bus  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Market Square Transfer Center to Hanover St & High St C Loc / ...

$31 - $68

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Bus  •  3 h 58 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Harrisburg, Pa 1683 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Market Square Transfer Center to Hanover St & High St C Loc / ...

$18 - $40

2 alternative options

Drive  •  2 h 7 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Carlisle 123.9 miles

$12 - $18

Fly, bus  •  5 h 18 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Harrisburg (MDT) PHL - MDT
  2. Take the bus from Market Square Transfer Center to Hanover St & High St

$179 - $443

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Carlisle is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Carlisle is to drive which costs $12 - $18 and takes 2 h 7 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Carlisle. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Hanover St & High St via Market Square Transfer Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 58 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Carlisle is 109 miles. The road distance is 123.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Carlisle without a car is to train and bus which takes 3 h 48 min and costs $30 - $70.

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It takes approximately 3 h 48 min to get from Philadelphia to Carlisle, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Harrisburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 47 min.

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Philadelphia to Carlisle bus services, operated by CAT Transit, arrive at Hanover St & High St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Carlisle is 124 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 7 min to drive from Philadelphia to Carlisle.

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  • Distance: 109.1 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 48 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Carlisle, PA, USA?

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Carlisle via Harrisburg, Pa and Market Square Transfer Center in around 3 h 58 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$330 - $700
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 30th Street Station to Harrisburg Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$30 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Business Coach Seat
$45 - $65
Room
$160 - $220
Bus operators
CAT Transit
Phone
+1 717-238-8304
Website
cattransit.com
Bus from Market Square Transfer Center to Hanover St & High St
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
cattransit.com
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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 Harrisburg, Pa
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $25
Flexible
$29 - $40

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Harrisburg Airport.

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There are 46+ hotels available in Carlisle. Prices start at $53 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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