There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia to Jersey City by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  1 h 10 min

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

$77 - $196

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Bus, line 119 bus  •  2 h 44 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal 3200 / ...
  2. Take the line 119 bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St 119

$12 - $38

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2 h 58 min

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

$16 - $36

Drive  •  1 h 34 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Jersey City 88.8 miles

$8 - $13

Fly, subway, train  •  3 h 38 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the subway from Jackson Hts - Roosevelt Av to 14 St
  3. Take the train from 14th Street to Journal Square

$135 - $470

Questions & Answers

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Jfk Blvd At Montgomery St via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 44 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Jersey City. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Journal Square via Newark. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 10 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Jersey City is 79 miles. The road distance is 88.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Jersey City without a car is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 1 h 10 min to get from Philadelphia to Jersey City, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Jersey City 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 Jersey City is to train which takes 1 h 10 min and costs . Alternatively, you can bus and line 119 bus, which costs and takes 2 h 44 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 56 min.

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Philadelphia to Jersey City bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Newark, Nj station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Jersey City.
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  • Distance: 78.8 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 10 min

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

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Jersey City every 30 minutes. Tickets cost $70 - $200 and the journey takes 54 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Jersey City via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 2 h 44 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
56 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.

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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
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
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
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, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
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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Philadelphia to Jersey City train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Newark Penn Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Jersey City is 89 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 34 min to drive from Philadelphia to Jersey City.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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There are 1764+ hotels available in Jersey City. Prices start at $115 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 .

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