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Train, bus  •  4h 15m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg Keystone Service / ...
  2. Take the bus from Market St. at 5th St. to Gettysburg Transfer Center 15N

$32 - $45

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Bus  •  4h 24m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg "Greyhound"
  2. Take the bus from Market St. at 5th St. to Gettysburg Transfer Center 15N

$21 - $30

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Drive  •  2h 29m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg 140.6 miles

$13 - $20

Fly, bus  •  6h 2m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Harrisburg (MDT) PHL - MDT
  2. Take the bus from Market St. at 5th St. to Gettysburg Transfer Center

$131 - $354

Philadelphia to Gettysburg by train and bus

The journey time between Philadelphia and Gettysburg is around 3h 40m and covers a distance of around 146 miles. The fastest journey normally takes 3h 40m. Operated by Amtrak and Rabbit Transit, the Philadelphia to Gettysburg service departs from Philadelphia and arrives in Gettysburg Transfer Center. Typically five services run weekly, although weekend and holiday schedules can vary so check in advance.

Route overview

Average journey time:
3h 40m
Fastest journey time:
3h 40m
Journey distance:
146 miles
Services per week:
5
Cheapest price:
$32
Carbon emissions:
17 kg CO2

First and last service

First service departs at:
13:35
Last service departs at:
13:35

The schedules shown below are for the next available departures.

Philadelphia to Gettysburg train and bus schedules

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The national COVID-19 helpline number in Gettysburg is 800-232-4636.

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The social distance requirement in Gettysburg is 2 metres.

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Gettysburg is to drive which costs $13 - $20 and takes 2h 29m.

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The fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Gettysburg is to drive which takes 2h 29m and costs $13 - $20.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Gettysburg. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia and arriving at Gettysburg Transfer Center via Market St. at 5th St.. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4h 24m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Gettysburg is 111 miles. The road distance is 140.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Gettysburg without a car is to train and bus which takes 4h 15m and costs $30 - $45.

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It takes approximately 4h 15m to get from Philadelphia to Gettysburg, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Harrisburg Airport is the direct flight which takes 52 min.

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Philadelphia to Gettysburg bus services, operated by Rabbit Transit, arrive at Gettysburg Transfer Center station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Gettysburg is 141 miles. It takes approximately 2h 29m to drive from Philadelphia to Gettysburg.

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  • Distance: 110.5 miles
  • Duration: 4h 15m

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

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Gettysburg via Harrisburg and Market St. at 5th St. in around 4h 24m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
54 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $390
Train operators
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
1h 51m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
Bus operators
Rabbit Transit
Phone
+1 800-632-9063
Website
rabbittransit.org
Bus from Market St. at 5th St. to Gettysburg Transfer Center
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$3 - $5
Schedules at
rabbittransit.org
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia to Harrisburg
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$17 - $25
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $25
Flexible
$35 - $55

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Harrisburg Airport.

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