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Train  •  1h 13m

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall Acela / ...

$27 - $85

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Bus via 86 St  •  2h 15m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York Philadelphia

$12 - $26

3 alternative options

Bus  •  2h 10m

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York "Greyhound" / ...

$16 - $29

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Manhattan 99.2 miles

$9 - $14

Fly, line 7 subway  •  3h 18m

  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

$122 - $347

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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 fastest way to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan is to train. Taking this option will cost $27 - $85 and takes 1h 13m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia and arriving at New York. Services depart every two hours, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h 10m.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia and arriving at New York Moynihan Train Hall. Services depart every 30 minutes, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 1h 13m.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Manhattan is 86 miles. The road distance is 99.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan without a car is to train which takes 1h 13m and costs $27 - $85.

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The train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall takes 1h 13m including transfers and departs every 30 minutes.

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

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Philadelphia to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from Philadelphia station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan is to train which takes 1h 13m and costs $27 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $29 and takes 2h 10m.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 13m

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

Amtrak operates a train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall hourly. Tickets cost $27 - $40 and the journey takes 1h 13m. Amtrak Northeast Regional also services this route hourly. Alternatively, Greyhound USA operates a bus from Philadelphia to New York every 4 hours. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 2h 10m. Peter Pan Bus Lines also services this route 4 times a day.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $470
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3h 16m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $500
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 New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$40 - $65
Business Seat
$40 - $60
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia to New York Moynihan Train Hall
Ave. Duration
1h 30m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Schedules at
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $85
Business Class Seat
$65 - $130
MTA

The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. Lines are identified by a number or letter as well as a colour. Subway passes (called MetroCards) are available for purchase from ticket machines and desks in subway stations (choose from Pay-Per-Ride or 7/30-Day Unlimited), and a new contactless payment system called OMNY is currently being rolled out. The subway runs 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Contact Details
Website
mta.info
Subway from Woodside-61 St to Queensboro Plaza
Ave. Duration
8 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Bus operators
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 New York
Ave. Duration
2h 10m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
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
4 times a day
Estimated price
$21 - $29
Website
peterpanbus.com
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$8 - $23
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 8m.

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Philadelphia to Manhattan bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at New York station.

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Philadelphia to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Moynihan Train Hall station.

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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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United Airlines and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to New York La Guardia Airport.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 22 min and costs $7.

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