There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia to Matawan by train, bus or car

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Train Amtrak Acela Express  •  2 h 8 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Aberdeen-Matawan North Jersey Coast Line

$79 - $203

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Bus  •  3 h 32 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal York
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to Main St At Rt-34# 131 / ...

$15 - $42

3 alternative options

Train via Trenton Transit Center  •  3 h 14 min

  1. Take the train from Suburban Station to Trenton Trenton Line
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Rahway Northeast Corridor

$17 - $31

Bus, train  •  3 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Newark, Nj 1612 / ...
  2. Take the train from Newark Penn Station to Aberdeen-Matawan North Jersey Coast Line

$20 - $43

Drive  •  1 h 23 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Matawan 68.9 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Matawan is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Matawan is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1 h 23 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Matawan. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Main St At Rt-34# via Port Authority Bus Terminal. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 32 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Matawan. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Aberdeen-Matawan via Newark Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 h 8 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Matawan is 59 miles. The road distance is 68.9 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Matawan without a car is to train which takes 2 h 8 min and costs $75 - $210.

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It takes approximately 2 h 8 min to get from Philadelphia to Matawan, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Matawan bus services, operated by Peter Pan Bus Lines, depart from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Matawan.
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  • Distance: 59.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 8 min

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

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Matawan via Newark Penn Station in around 2 h 8 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Matawan via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Port Authority Bus Terminal in around 3 h 32 min.

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
Hourly
Estimated price
$70 - $200
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$70 - $170
First Class Seat
$140 - $200
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Newark Penn Station to Aberdeen-Matawan
Ave. Duration
48 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Rahway
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$7 - $13
Schedules at
njtransit.com
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.

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 Newark, Nj
Ave. Duration
2 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$26 - $35
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
Bieber Transportation Group

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