There are 10 ways to get from Philadelphia to Hartford by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  4 h 7 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Hartford Amtrak Vermonter / ...

$40 - $100

Cheapest option

Bus  •  4 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Hartford, Ct 2552 / ...

$25 - $60

8 alternative options

Bus via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal  •  4 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal York
  2. Take the bus from New York, Ny to Hartford, Ct 2008 / ...

$28 - $71

Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New Haven Union Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak Shuttle / ...

$127 - $321

Drive  •  3 h 43 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Hartford 208.6 miles

$20 - $30

Fly Philadelphia to Hartford  •  3 h 23 min

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

$168 - $481

Train to Newark, fly to Hartford  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Hartford (BDL) EWR - BDL

$157 - $407

Train to Baltimore, fly to Hartford  •  4 h 23 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Baltimore (BWI) to Hartford (BDL) BWI - BDL

$169 - $526

Fly Philadelphia to New Haven, train  •  5 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New Haven (HVN) PHL - HVN
  2. Take the train from New Haven to Hartford Amtrak

$160 - $806

Fly Philadelphia to Worcester, bus  •  4 h 57 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Worcester (ORH) PHL - ORH
  2. Take the bus from Worcester, Ma to Hartford, Ct

$151 - $787

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Hartford is to drive which costs $20 - $30 and takes 3 h 43 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Hartford is to fly which costs $160 - $490 and takes 3 h 23 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Hartford, Ct. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 44 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Hartford Amtrak. Services depart twice daily, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 4 h 7 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Hartford is 181 miles. The road distance is 208.6 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Hartford without a car is to train which takes 4 h 7 min and costs $40 - $100.

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The train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Hartford Amtrak takes 4 h 7 min including transfers and departs twice daily.

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

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Hartford.
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  • Distance: 181.2 miles
  • Duration: 4 h 7 min

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

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to Hartford twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $100 and the journey takes 4 h 7 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Hartford via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and New York, Ny in around 4 h 35 min.

Airlines
Southwest Airlines
Website
southwest.com
Flights from Baltimore to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $550
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to New Haven
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Worcester
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 6 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Hartford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
4 h 7 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $100
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Flexi Coach Seat
$70 - $110
Business Coach Seat
$70 - $100
Room
$200 - $280
Train from New Haven Union Station to Hartford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
41 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
Train from New Haven to Hartford Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$22 - $45
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$22 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Business Coach Seat
$30 - $45
Room
$130 - $190
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 New Haven Union Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 4 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$100 - $280
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$100 - $220
First Class Seat
$190 - $280
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to BWI Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 14 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$80 - $220
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$80 - $190
First Class Seat
$150 - $220
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
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 New York, Ny to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
2 h 29 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$17 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$17 - $26
Flexible
$30 - $40
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
4 h 44 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$25 - $60
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$25 - $40
Flexible
$45 - $60
Bus from Worcester, Ma to Hartford, Ct
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $28
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$12 - $18
Flexible
$22 - $28

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