There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Columbia University by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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

Train  •  1 h 38 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...

$81 - $206

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  2 h 44 min

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

$14 - $24

4 alternative options

Bus Greyhound USA  •  2 h 33 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny 3200 / ...

$19 - $38

Drive  •  1 h 46 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Columbia University 100.5 miles

$9 - $15

Fly to New York La Guardia, subway, line 1 subway  •  3 h 31 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 50 St
  3. Take the line 1 subway from 50 St to 116 St - Columbia University

$135 - $470

Fly to New York JFK, train, line 1 subway  •  3 h 33 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York JFK (JFK) PHL - JFK
  2. Take the train from Jamaica to Penn Station
  3. Take the line 1 subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 116 St - Columbia University

$139 - $451

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Columbia University is to drive which costs $9 - $15 and takes 1 h 46 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Columbia University is to train which costs $80 - $210 and takes 1 h 38 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Columbia University is 87 miles. The road distance is 100.5 miles.

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It takes approximately 1 h 38 min to get from Philadelphia to Columbia University, including transfers.

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What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Columbia University, NY, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Columbia University hourly. Tickets cost $75 - $210 and the journey takes 1 h 15 min. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to Columbia University every 15 minutes. Tickets cost $15 - $35 and the journey takes 2 h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$240 - $850
Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
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
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
New York City Transit (MTA)
Website
mta.info
Subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 50 St
Ave. Duration
16 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 50 St to 116 St - Columbia University
Ave. Duration
13 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 116 St - Columbia University
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Jamaica to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $6
Schedules at
mta.info
Bus operators
Greyhound USA
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 Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35

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