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There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan by train, bus, car, plane or subway

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Train  •  1h 24m

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

$31 - $84

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Bus via 86 St  •  2h 13m

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

$12 - $28

4 alternative options

Bus  •  2h

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

$16 - $24

Drive  •  1h 45m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Manhattan 99.3 miles

$9 - $14

Fly to New York JFK, subway  •  3h 26m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York JFK (JFK) PHL - JFK
  2. Take the subway from Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St

$98 - $498

Fly to New York La Guardia, train, subway  •  3h 30m

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the train from Woodside to Penn Station
  3. Take the subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St

$246 - $284

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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 - $85 and takes 1h 24m.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at New York, Ny. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 2h.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Manhattan. However, there are services departing from 30th Street Train Station and arriving at 86 St via 34 St - Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1h 24m.

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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 24m and costs $30 - $85.

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It takes approximately 1h 24m to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, depart from 30th Street Train Station.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan is to train which takes 1h 24m and costs $30 - $85. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $16 - $24 and takes 2h.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Manhattan.
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  • Distance: 85.8 miles
  • Duration: 1h 24m

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

Amtrak operates a train from 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station 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, Pa to New York, Ny hourly. Tickets cost $16 - $24 and the journey takes 2h.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to New York JFK
Ave. Duration
1h 18m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $480
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
1h 3m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $310
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 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 13m
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
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 30th Street Train Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1h 28m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $85
Website
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 Sutphin Blvd - Archer Av - JFK Airport to Lexington Av/53 St
Ave. Duration
26 min
Frequency
Every 5 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Subway from 34 St - Penn Station to 86 St
Ave. Duration
9 min
Frequency
Every 10 minutes
Estimated price
$3
Website
mta.info
Long Island Rail Road
Phone
+1 718-217-5477
Website
mta.info
Train from Woodside to Penn Station
Ave. Duration
11 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$4 - $7
Website
LIRR
Off Peak
$4 - $7
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, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $24
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$35 - $50
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$8 - $25
Book at
megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to New York JFK Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 14m.

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

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Philadelphia to Manhattan train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at New York Penn 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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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to New York JFK Airport.

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Book your Philadelphia to Manhattan bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 1975+ hotels available in Manhattan. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Philadelphia Airport is to train which takes 27 min and costs $7.

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