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

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Train via New York

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New London

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Train

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to New London

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Bus

  1. Take the bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to New London, CT

Bus, train

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
  2. Take the train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New London

Drive

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Groton

Fly to Providence, train

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD)
  2. Take the train from Providence to New London

Fly to Boston, train

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS)
  2. Take the train from Boston to New London
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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Groton is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 3m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Groton is to drive which costs $21 - $35 and takes 4h 3m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia and arriving at New London. Services depart every four hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5h 25m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Groton is 190 miles. The road distance is 217.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Groton without a car is to train via New York which takes 5h 20m and costs $30 - $300.

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It takes approximately 5h 20m to get from Philadelphia to Groton, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Groton train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Groton is to train via New York which takes 5h 20m and costs $30 - $300. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $40 - $70 and takes 5h 57m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Providence Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 9m.

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Philadelphia to Groton train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at New London station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Groton.
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  • Distance: 189.5 miles
  • Duration: 5h 20m

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

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Groton via Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station in around 5h 20m. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Groton via Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY, Times Sq-42 St, Grand Central-42 St, and New York, NY in around 5h 57m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 12m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $480
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$45 - $150
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $470
Frontier Airlines
Website
flyfrontier.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
When
Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Estimated price
$75 - $650
Train operators
Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Northeast Regional
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-523-6590
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 26m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $45
Reserved Coach Seat
$28 - $90
Business Class Seat
$45 - $120
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New London
Ave. Duration
2h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $95
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$16 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$30 - $95
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
Train from Philadelphia to New London
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $120
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$20 - $65
Reserved Coach Seat
$35 - $120
Business Class Seat
$65 - $170
Train from Providence to New London
Ave. Duration
1h 8m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$14 - $80
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$14 - $40
Reserved Coach Seat
$26 - $80
Business Class Seat
$40 - $110
Train from Boston to New London
Ave. Duration
1h 54m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $90
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Child 2-12 with paid adult
$15 - $50
Reserved Coach Seat
$29 - $90
Business Class Seat
$50 - $130
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$190 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
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
+1 800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $140
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$22 - $70
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$35 - $120
Business Seat - Adult
$40 - $140
First Class - Child 2-12
$65 - $120
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$120 - $210
First Class - Adult
$140 - $230
Train from Ny Moynihan Train Hall At Penn Station to New London
Ave. Duration
2h 23m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $160
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$25 - $80
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$45 - $150
Business Seat - Adult
$50 - $160
First Class - Child 2-12
$75 - $140
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$140 - $250
First Class - Adult
$150 - $270
Train from Providence to New London
Ave. Duration
44 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$18 - $110
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$18 - $55
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$30 - $100
Business Seat - Adult
$35 - $110
First Class - Child 2-12
$60 - $100
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$110 - $180
First Class - Adult
$120 - $200
Train from Boston to New London
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$23 - $150
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Book at
amtrak.com
Business Seat - Child 2-12
$23 - $75
Business Seat - Seniors and Active Military
$40 - $130
Business Seat - Adult
$45 - $150
First Class - Child 2-12
$70 - $130
First Class - Senior Citizens and Active Military
$130 - $230
First Class - Adult
$140 - $250
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY
Ave. Duration
1h 50m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$20 - $29
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 Philadelphia to New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
OurBus
Phone
+1 844-800-6828
Email
pr@ourbus.com
Website
ourbus.com
Bus from New York, NY to New London, CT
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$26 - $35
Book at
ourbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Email
inquiries@megabus.com
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $29
Book at
megabus.com
One way - 1 traveller
$21 - $29

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Groton is 217 miles. It takes approximately 4h 3m to drive from Philadelphia to Groton.

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