There are 5 ways to get from Philadelphia to New Castle by train, bus, taxi, car or towncar

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Train, line 015 bus  •  1 h 18 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the line 015 bus from King St @ 9Th St to 6Th St-Nc @ Tremont St 015

$9 - $146

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Bus, line 015 bus  •  1 h 51 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Wilmington, De 3013 / ...
  2. Take the line 015 bus from King St @ 9Th St to 6Th St-Nc @ Tremont St 015

$12 - $26

Taxi  •  42 min

  1. Take a taxi from Philadelphia to New Castle 34.2 miles

$150 - $190

Drive  •  42 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to New Castle 34.2 miles

$3 - $5

Uber  •  42 min

  1. Take an Uber from Philadelphia to New Castle 34.2 miles

$50 - $65

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to New Castle is to drive which costs $3 - $5 and takes 42 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to New Castle is to taxi which costs $150 - $190 and takes 42 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to New Castle. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at 6Th St-Nc @ Tremont St via Walnut St @ 3Rd St and King St @ 9Th St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 1 h 51 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and New Castle is 29 miles. The road distance is 34.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to New Castle without a car is to train and line 015 bus which takes 1 h 18 min and costs $9 - $150.

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It takes approximately 1 h 18 min to get from Philadelphia to New Castle, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to New Castle bus services, operated by DART First State, arrive at 6Th St-Nc @ Tremont St station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to New Castle is 34 miles. It takes approximately 42 min to drive from Philadelphia to New Castle.

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There are 76+ hotels available in New Castle. Prices start at $62 USD per night.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to New Castle.
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  • Distance: 29.5 miles
  • Duration: 1 h 18 min

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and New Castle, DE, USA?

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to New Castle via Wilmington, De, Walnut St @ 3Rd St, 10Th St @ King St, and King St @ 9Th St in around 1 h 51 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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak Acela Express
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Wilmington Amtrak
Ave. Duration
17 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$50 - $150
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$50 - $140
First Class Seat
$110 - $150
Bus operators
DART First State
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 Wilmington, De
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$10 - $21
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $14
Flexible
$16 - $21
Other operators
Uber Philadelphia
Website
uber.com
Towncar from Philadelphia to New Castle
Ave. Duration
42 min
Frequency
On demand
Estimated price
$50 - $65
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uber.com
UberPool
$50 - $65
UberX
$50 - $70
WAV
$50 - $65
UberXL
$80 - $110
Black Car Seat
$140 - $180
Black
$130 - $170
Black SUV Car Seat
$150 - $200
Black SUV
$140 - $190
Taxi from Philadelphia to New Castle
Ave. Duration
42 min
Estimated price
$150 - $190
http://www.philapark.org/
Website
philapark.org
Freedom Taxi
Phone
+1 215-222-9999
Website
facebook.com
Phila Taxi Service
Phone
+1 267-309-2675
Website
philataxiservice.com
Philadelphia Taxicab Service
Phone
+1 215-535-6700
Website
philataxicab.com

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