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

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Fly Philadelphia to Cleveland  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Cleveland (CLE) PHL - CLE

$160 - $420

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Bus Megabus  •  10 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to Pittsburgh, PA
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh 4407 / ...

$44 - $88

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Train to Newark, fly to Cleveland  •  4 h 30 min

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

$159 - $466

Train to Baltimore, fly to Cleveland  •  4 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Cleveland (CLE) BWI - CLE

$216 - $505

Fly Philadelphia to Akron, bus  •  6 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Akron (CAK) PHL - CAK
  2. Take the bus from Akron, Oh to Cleveland, Oh

$169 - $472

Bus  •  9 h

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa 1685 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh 4407 / ...

$53 - $126

Bus, train  •  9 h 39 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa 1685 / ...
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak Capitol Limited

$69 - $166

Train  •  11 h 11 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak Pennsylvanian
  2. Take the train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak Capitol Limited

$94 - $236

Drive  •  7 h 12 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Cleveland 434.6 miles

$40 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Cleveland is to drive which costs $40 - $65 and takes 7 h 12 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Cleveland is to fly which costs $160 - $420 and takes 3 h 35 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Cleveland. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Cleveland, Oh via Pittsburgh, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 9 h.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Cleveland. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Cleveland Amtrak via Pittsburgh Amtrak. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 11 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Cleveland is 360 miles. The road distance is 434.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Cleveland without a car is to bus which takes 9 h and costs $50 - $130.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Philadelphia to Cleveland, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Cleveland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Cleveland is to fly which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $160 - $420. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $50 - $130 and takes 9 h, you could also train, which costs $90 - $240 and takes 11 h 11 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Cleveland.
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  • Distance: 360.3 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Cleveland, OH, USA?

American Airlines, Delta and two other airlines fly from Philadelphia to Cleveland every 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Cleveland via Pittsburgh, Pa in around 9 h.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Cleveland via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Newark to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Newark to Cleveland via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Newark to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1 h 11 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $600
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cleveland
Ave. Duration
1 h 38 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Akron
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$270 - $800
Flights from Newark to Cleveland via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Akron via Detroit
Ave. Duration
3 h 36 min
When
Monday to Friday
Estimated price
$270 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 26 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $750
Flights from Newark to Cleveland via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $650
Train operators
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
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 BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Pittsburgh Amtrak to Cleveland Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 54 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Flexi Coach Seat
$60 - $90
Business Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Room
$180 - $250
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Pittsburgh Amtrak
Ave. Duration
7 h 17 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$55 - $85
Flexi Coach Seat
$100 - $150
Business Coach Seat
$110 - $160
Room
$260 - $360
Bus operators
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 Akron, Oh to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$18 - $23
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Pittsburgh, Pa
Ave. Duration
5 h 45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Bus from Pittsburgh, Pa to Cleveland, Oh
Ave. Duration
2 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $30
Flexible
$35 - $45

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Cleveland Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 33 min.

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Philadelphia to Cleveland bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Cleveland, Oh station.

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Philadelphia to Cleveland train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Cleveland Amtrak station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Cleveland is 435 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 12 min to drive from Philadelphia to Cleveland.

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Air Canada, American Airlines, Delta and United Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Cleveland Airport.

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Book your Philadelphia to Cleveland bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 140+ hotels available in Cleveland. Prices start at $79 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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