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There are 9 ways to get from Philadelphia to Massachusetts by plane, train, bus or car

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Fly to Boston  •  2 h 56 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Boston (BOS) PHL - BOS

$95 - $300

Cheapest option

Bus Megabus  •  7 h 5 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA

$32 - $60

7 alternative options

Fly to Manchester  •  3 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Manchester (MHT) PHL - MHT

$317 - $657

Fly to Worcester  •  4 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Worcester (ORH) PHL - ORH

$139 - $759

Fly to Hartford, train  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Hartford (BDL) PHL - BDL
  2. Take the train from Hartford Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station

$189 - $521

Fly to Providence, bus  •  5 h 12 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Providence (PVD) PHL - PVD
  2. Take the bus from Providence, RI to New Bedford

$131 - $406

Train  •  5 h 22 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston South Station Acela Express / ...

$160 - $430

Bus Greyhound USA  •  6 h 35 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma 2552 / ...

$30 - $85

Drive  •  5 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Boston 306.2 miles

$30 - $45

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Massachusetts is to drive which costs $30 - $45 and takes 5 h 24 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Massachusetts is to fly which costs $95 - $300 and takes 2 h 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct bus departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Boston, Ma. Services depart five times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 6 h 35 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station station and arriving at Boston South Station station. Services depart hourly, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 5 h 22 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Massachusetts is 235 miles. The road distance is 306.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Massachusetts without a car is to train which takes 5 h 22 min and costs $160 - $430.

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It takes approximately 2 h 56 min to get from Philadelphia to Massachusetts, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Massachusetts 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 Massachusetts is to fly which takes 2 h 56 min and costs $95 - $300. Alternatively, you can train, which costs $160 - $430 and takes 5 h 22 min, you could also bus, which costs $30 - $85 and takes 6 h 35 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Massachusetts.
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  • Distance: 235.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 56 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and Massachusetts, USA?

American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta fly from Philadelphia to Boston hourly. Alternatively, Amtrak Acela Express operates a train from Philadelphia to Boston hourly. Tickets cost $160 - $430 and the journey takes 5 h 22 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 20 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
3 h 6 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$150 - $470
Flights from Philadelphia to Manchester
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Worcester
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $750
Flights from Philadelphia to Hartford
Ave. Duration
1 h 9 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Providence via Reagan Washington
Ave. Duration
3 h 23 min
When
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
Estimated price
$230 - $700
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $650
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Boston
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $470
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 Hartford Amtrak Station to Springfield Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$21 - $40
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$21 - $35
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Room
$130 - $180
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Boston South Station
Ave. Duration
5 h 22 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$160 - $430
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$160 - $310
First Class Seat
$260 - $430
Bus operators
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Providence, RI to New Bedford
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$12 - $17
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.

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 Philadelphia, Pa to Boston, Ma
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $85
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$30 - $55
Flexible
$60 - $85
Megabus
Phone
877-462-6342
Website
us.megabus.com
Bus from Philadelphia - Market St & 6th St to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
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Bus from New York, NY to Boston, MA
Ave. Duration
4 h 15 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$21 - $35
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megabus.com

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Boston Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 13 min.

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Philadelphia to Massachusetts bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Boston, Ma station.

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Philadelphia to Massachusetts train services, operated by Amtrak Acela Express, arrive at Boston South Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Massachusetts is 306 miles. It takes approximately 5 h 24 min to drive from Philadelphia to Massachusetts.

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JetBlue Airways, Delta and American Airlines offer flights from Philadelphia Airport to Boston Airport.

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Book your Philadelphia to Massachusetts bus tickets online with Greyhound.

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There are 15+ hotels available in Massachusetts. Prices start at $81 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 $7.

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