There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Elizabeth by train, bus, car or plane

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  1 h 17 min

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

$76 - $200

Cheapest option

Bus, line 112 bus  •  2 h 48 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal York
  2. Take the line 112 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Broad St At Jersey St 112

$13 - $37

4 alternative options

Train via Trenton Transit Center  •  2 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Suburban Station to Trenton Trenton Line
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Elizabeth Northeast Corridor

$15 - $23

Bus  •  2 h 52 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Newark, Nj 1612 / ...

$16 - $37

Drive  •  1 h 27 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Elizabeth 80.5 miles

$7 - $12

Fly, train  •  3 h 53 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station
  3. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Elizabeth

$136 - $478

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Elizabeth is to drive which costs $7 - $12 and takes 1 h 27 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Elizabeth is to train which costs $75 - $200 and takes 1 h 17 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Elizabeth. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Broad St At Jersey St via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 48 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Elizabeth. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Elizabeth via Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 17 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Elizabeth is 71 miles. The road distance is 80.5 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Elizabeth without a car is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs $75 - $200.

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It takes approximately 1 h 17 min to get from Philadelphia to Elizabeth, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Elizabeth 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 Elizabeth is to train which takes 1 h 17 min and costs $75 - $200. Alternatively, you can bus and line 112 bus, which costs $13 - $40 and takes 2 h 48 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Elizabeth.
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  • Distance: 70.7 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 17 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Elizabeth, NJ, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Elizabeth hourly. Tickets cost $70 - $200 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Elizabeth via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 2 h 48 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
57 min
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Penn Station
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$8 - $14
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Elizabeth
Ave. Duration
28 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Long Island Rail Road
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
mta.info
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 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bieber Transportation Group
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 Philadelphia, Pa to Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35

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