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There are 8 ways to get from Philadelphia to Danbury by bus, train, car or plane

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Bus  •  4 h 31 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York to Danbury, CT

$28 - $48

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Train  •  4 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Stamford Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from South Norwalk to Danbury Danbury

$103 - $271

Bus, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to South Norwalk
  3. Take the train from South Norwalk to Danbury

$43 - $71

Drive  •  2 h 47 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Danbury 156.5 miles

$15 - $23

Fly to Hartford, bus  •  5 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Hartford (BDL) PHL - BDL
  2. Take the bus from Hartford to Danbury, CT

$181 - $501

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  6 h 23 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to South Norwalk
  3. Take the train from South Norwalk to Danbury

$153 - $511

Fly to New York JFK, bus  •  5 h 50 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York JFK (JFK) PHL - JFK
  2. Take the bus from New York to Danbury, CT

$149 - $466

Fly to New Haven, train  •  6 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New Haven (HVN) PHL - HVN
  2. Take the train from New Haven to South Norwalk
  3. Take the train from South Norwalk to Danbury

$158 - $805

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Danbury is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Danbury is to drive which costs $15 - $23 and takes 2 h 47 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Danbury. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Danbury via Stamford and South Norwalk. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 33 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Danbury is 135 miles. The road distance is 156.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Danbury without a car is to bus which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $28 - $50.

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It takes approximately 4 h 31 min to get from Philadelphia to Danbury, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Danbury 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 Danbury is to bus which takes 4 h 31 min and costs $28 - $50. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $100 - $280 and takes 4 h 33 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Hartford Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 2 min.

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

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Danbury.
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  • Distance: 134.8 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 31 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Danbury, CT, USA?

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Danbury via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, 42 St - Port Authority Bus Terminal, W 4 St, and New York in around 4 h 31 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to Danbury via Stamford Amtrak, Stamford, and South Norwalk in around 4 h 33 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$200 - $430
Flights from Philadelphia to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1 h 5 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $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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Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Stamford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$90 - $240
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$90 - $200
First Class Seat
$170 - $240
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from South Norwalk to Danbury
Ave. Duration
52 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$9 - $19
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$9 - $11
Off-peak onboard
$15 - $17
Onboard
$13 - $19
At station
$9 - $14
Train from Grand Central to South Norwalk
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$12 - $25
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$12 - $14
Off-peak onboard
$18 - $20
Onboard
$17 - $25
At station
$14 - $18
Train from New Haven to South Norwalk
Ave. Duration
53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$10 - $12
Off-peak onboard
$16 - $18
Onboard
$15 - $21
At station
$11 - $16
Bus operators
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
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from New York to Danbury, CT
Ave. Duration
1 h 30 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $21
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Hartford to Danbury, CT
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$13 - $20
Website
peterpanbus.com
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.com

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Danbury is 157 miles. It takes approximately 2 h 47 min to drive from Philadelphia to Danbury.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Hartford Airport.

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There are 28+ hotels available in Danbury. Prices start at $75 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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