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

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Train  •  1h 26m

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

$31 - $135

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Bus  •  1h 50m

  1. Take the bus from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA to Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY Peter Pan

$15 - $25

3 alternative options

Bus via 86 St  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny 3200 / ...

$19 - $25

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Manhattan 99.3 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, line 7 subway  •  3h 10m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the line 7 subway from Woodside - 61 St to Queensboro Plaza

$132 - $467

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan is to drive which costs $9 - $14 and takes 1h 45m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan is to train which costs $30 - $140 and takes 1h 26m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA station and arriving at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 50m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Manhattan is 86 miles. The road distance is 99.3 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs $30 - $140.

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It takes approximately 1h 26m to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Manhattan bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Jefferson Station Bus Terminal, Philadelphia, PA.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan is to train which takes 1h 26m and costs $30 - $140. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $25 and takes 1h 50m.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 1m.

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Philadelphia to Manhattan bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, arrive at Port Authority Bus Terminal, New York, NY station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 26m

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Manhattan, NY, USA?

Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Manhattan hourly. Tickets cost $95 - $140 and the journey takes 1h 18m. Two other operators also service this route. Alternatively, Peter Pan Bus Lines operates a bus from Philadelphia to Manhattan every 2 hours. Tickets cost $15 - $25 and the journey takes 1h 50m.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$95 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$95 - $140
First Class
$110 - $230
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 35m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 24m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
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 2 hours
Estimated price
$15 - $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
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $23
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$35 - $50

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Manhattan is 99 miles. It takes approximately 1h 45m to drive from Philadelphia to Manhattan.

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

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There are 2000+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $109 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 23m and costs $7.

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