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There are 7 ways to get from Philadelphia to Connecticut by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  3h 11m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Stamford Amtrak Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Stamford to Bridgeport New Haven / ...

$95 - $256

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Bus  •  5h 4m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal Peter Pan
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Bridgeport, Ct 3464 / ...

$24 - $53

5 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4h 26m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Bridgeport New Haven

$36 - $56

Drive  •  2h 48m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Bridgeport 151 miles

$14 - $22

Fly to Hartford  •  3h 22m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Hartford (BDL) PHL - BDL

$168 - $481

Fly to New Haven  •  3h 37m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New Haven (HVN) PHL - HVN

$138 - $761

Fly to New York La Guardia, subway, train  •  4h 39m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 34 St - Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station

$187 - $627

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Connecticut is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 48m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Connecticut is to drive which costs $14 - $22 and takes 2h 48m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Connecticut. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Fairfield Ave. at Iranistan Ave. via New York, Ny and Bridgeport Transportation Center. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5h 4m.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Connecticut. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Bridgeport via Stamford. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3h 11m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Connecticut is 174 miles. The road distance is 151 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Connecticut without a car is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs $95 - $260.

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It takes approximately 3h 11m to get from Philadelphia to Connecticut, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Connecticut bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Philadelphia to Connecticut train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Philadelphia 30th Street Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Connecticut is to train which takes 3h 11m and costs $95 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $24 - $55 and takes 5h 4m, you could also fly, which costs $160 - $490 and takes 3h 22m.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Connecticut.
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  • Distance: 173.9 miles
  • Duration: 3h 11m

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

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Bridgeport via Stamford Amtrak Station and Stamford in around 3h 11m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Bridgeport via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, Ny, Bridgeport, Ct, and Bridgeport Transportation Center in around 5h 4m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
59m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Train operators
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
2h 9m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $240
Train from New York Penn Station to Stamford Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $160
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$55 - $150
First Class Seat
$120 - $160
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Stamford to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
45m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $18
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $10
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $16
Onboard
$13 - $18
At station
$8 - $13
Train from Grand Central to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$14 - $29
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$14 - $16
Off-peak onboard
$20 - $22
Onboard
$21 - $29
At station
$19 - $22
Shore Line East
Website
shorelineeast.com
Train from Stamford to Bridgeport
Ave. Duration
30m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Schedules at
shorelineeast.com
Bus operators
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.com
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
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 New York, Ny to Bridgeport, Ct
Ave. Duration
2h 4m
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$13 - $29
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$13 - $19
Flexible
$23 - $29

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Hartford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 1m.

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Philadelphia to Connecticut bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Bridgeport, Ct station.

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Philadelphia to Connecticut train services, operated by Metro-North Railroad (MNR), arrive at Bridgeport station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Connecticut is 151 miles. It takes approximately 2h 48m to drive from Philadelphia to Connecticut.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Hartford Airport.

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There are 104+ hotels available in Connecticut. Prices start at $74 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22m and costs $7.

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