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

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Watertown, bus  •  6 h 2 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Watertown (ART) PHL - ART
  2. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$215 - $504

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Bus  •  12 h 15 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Syracuse, Ny 206
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$67 - $135

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Fly to Syracuse, bus  •  6 h 47 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Syracuse (SYR) PHL - SYR
  2. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY - Airport to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$214 - $747

Fly to Montreal, train, drive  •  6 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Montreal (YUL) PHL - YUL
  2. Take the train from Dorval to Cornwall
  3. Drive from Cornwall to Potsdam

$207 - $635

Fly to Burlington, bus, train, drive  •  8 h 22 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Burlington (BTV) PHL - BTV
  2. Take the bus from Burlington Arpt, Vt to Montreal, Pq
  3. Take the train from Montréal to Cornwall
  4. Drive from Cornwall to Potsdam

$204 - $590

Fly to Ottawa, bus, drive  •  8 h 9 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ottawa (YOW) PHL - YOW
  2. Take the bus from Ottawa, ON to Johnstown, ON
  3. Drive from Johnstown, ON to Potsdam

$217 - $468

Train, bus  •  11 h 34 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$138 - $293

Train VIA Rail, bus  •  12 h 3 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York to Syracuse
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$151 - $408

Drive  •  7 h 13 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Potsdam 397.8 miles

$35 - $60

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Potsdam is to drive which costs $35 - $60 and takes 7 h 13 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Potsdam is to fly and bus which costs $210 - $550 and takes 6 h 2 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Potsdam, NY - SUNY via Scranton, Pa, N Salina St & E Willow St and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12 h 15 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Potsdam is 328 miles. The road distance is 397.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Potsdam without a car is to train and bus which takes 11 h 34 min and costs $130 - $300.

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It takes approximately 6 h 2 min to get from Philadelphia to Potsdam, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Watertown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 29 min.

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Philadelphia to Potsdam bus services, operated by Trailways New York, arrive at Potsdam, NY - SUNY station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Potsdam is 398 miles. It takes approximately 7 h 13 min to drive from Philadelphia to Potsdam.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Watertown Airport.

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There are seven+ hotels available in Potsdam. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 328 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 2 min

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

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Potsdam via Scranton, Pa, Syracuse, Ny, N Salina St & E Willow St, Regional Transportation Center, and Syracuse, NY in around 12 h 15 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Watertown
Ave. Duration
1 h 32 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 31 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 49 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Syracuse via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 16 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $2,100
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 42 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 35 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 52 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$440 - $1,000
Train operators
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from Dorval to Cornwall
Ave. Duration
51 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$24 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$45 - $70
Business
$40 - $60
Business Plus/Sleeper
$75 - $110
Train from Montréal to Cornwall
Ave. Duration
1 h 16 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$25 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$25 - $35
Economy
$30 - $45
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $65
Business Plus/Sleeper
$80 - $120
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $160
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $160
Business
$110 - $160
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $280
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 New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $210
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$75 - $180
First Class Seat
$150 - $210
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.

Rome2rio's guide to Amtrak
Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$50 - $140
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$50 - $80
Flexi Coach Seat
$90 - $130
Business Coach Seat
$95 - $140
Room
$230 - $330
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Watertown, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
1 h 55 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY - Airport to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
3 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $40
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
9 h 10 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$60 - $90
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
3 h 30 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Schedules at
trailwaysny.com
Book at
trailwaysny.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 Burlington Arpt, Vt to Montreal, Pq
Ave. Duration
2 h 30 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$16 - $40
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$16 - $24
Flexible
$28 - $40
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Greyhound Canada
Phone
+1 1-800-661-8747
Email
Canada.info@greyhound.ca
Website
greyhound.ca
Bus from Ottawa, ON to Johnstown, ON
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$11 - $30
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $17
Online Fare
$12 - $26
Standard Fare
$20 - $30
Refundable
$24 - $35

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