There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia to Chester by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train  •  23 min

  1. Take the train from Suburban Station to Chester Wilmington/Newark Line

$6 - $8

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Line 37 bus  •  1 h 2 min

  1. Take the line 37 bus from Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS to 3rd St & Madison St 37

$3

3 alternative options

Taxi  •  21 min

  1. Take a taxi from Philadelphia to Chester 15.8 miles

$70 - $90

Drive  •  21 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Chester 15.8 miles

$1 - $3

Uber  •  21 min

  1. Take an Uber from Philadelphia to Chester 15.8 miles

$25 - $35

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS and arriving at 3rd St & Madison St. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1 h 2 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Suburban Station station and arriving at Chester. Services depart every five minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 23 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Chester is 13 miles. The road distance is 15.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Chester without a car is to train which takes 23 min and costs .

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The train from Suburban Station to Chester takes 23 min including transfers and departs every five minutes.

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Philadelphia to Chester bus services, operated by SEPTA, depart from Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS station.

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Philadelphia to Chester train services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Suburban Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Chester is to train which takes 23 min and costs . Alternatively, you can line 37 bus, which costs and takes 1 h 2 min.

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Philadelphia to Chester bus services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at 3rd St & Madison St station.

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Philadelphia to Chester train services, operated by SEPTA, arrive at Chester station.

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  • Distance: 12.5 miles
  • Duration: 23 min

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

SEPTA operates a train from Philadelphia to Chester every 5 minutes. Tickets cost $6 - $8 and the journey takes 23 min. Alternatively, SEPTA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Chester every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $3 and the journey takes 1 h 2 min.

Train operators
Bus operators
SEPTA
Phone
+1 215-580-7800
Website
septa.org
Bus from Broad St & Snyder Av - MBNS to 3rd St & Madison St
Ave. Duration
1 h 2 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
septa.org
Other operators
Uber Philadelphia
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Philadelphia to Chester
Ave. Duration
21 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$25 - $35
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UberPool
$25 - $35
UberX
$27 - $35
WAV
$26 - $35
UberXL
$40 - $55
Black Car Seat
$70 - $95
Black
$65 - $85
Black SUV Car Seat
$85 - $110
Black SUV
$75 - $95
Taxi from Philadelphia to Chester
Ave. Duration
21 min
Estimated price
$70 - $90
http://www.philapark.org/
Website
philapark.org
Freedom Taxi
Phone
+1 215-222-9999
Website
facebook.com
Phila Taxi Service
Phone
+1 267-309-2675
Website
philataxiservice.com
Philadelphia Taxicab Service
Phone
+1 215-535-6700
Website
philataxicab.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Chester is 16 miles. It takes approximately 21 min to drive from Philadelphia to Chester.

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There are 327+ hotels available in Chester. Prices start at $98 USD per night.

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