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There are 11 ways to get from Philadelphia to Potsdam by plane, bus, train, car or car ferry

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  •  5 h 57 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 via Albany  •  14 h 55 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
  2. Take the bus from New York - 19 Pike St. to Albany
  3. Take the bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$72 - $97

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Fly to Syracuse, bus  •  6 h 48 min

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

$214 - $752

Fly to Albany, bus  •  10 h 7 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Albany (ALB) PHL - ALB
  2. Take the bus from Albany Airport to Potsdam, NY

$217 - $502

Fly to Montreal, train, drive  •  7 h 17 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

$218 - $645

Fly to Ottawa, bus, drive  •  8 h 13 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 - $467

Fly to Burlington, car ferry, Amtrak Thruway, bus  •  10 h 21 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Burlington (BTV) PHL - BTV
  2. Take the car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
  3. Take the Amtrak Thruway from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY
  4. Take the bus from Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum to Potsdam, NY

Bus  •  11 h 40 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
  2. Take the bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Syracuse, NY
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY

$79 - $129

Train, bus  •  11 h 55 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
  3. Take the bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - University of Clarkson

$156 - $388

Train, bus via Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station  •  12 h 52 min

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

$148 - $363

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 5 h 57 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Potsdam. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Potsdam, NY - SUNY via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Syracuse, NY. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 11 h 40 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 bus which takes 11 h 40 min and costs $75 - $130.

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It takes approximately 5 h 57 min to get from Philadelphia to Potsdam, including transfers.

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

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Watertown Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 19 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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  • Distance: 328 miles
  • Duration: 5 h 57 min

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

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Potsdam via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal and Syracuse, NY in around 11 h 40 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Watertown
Ave. Duration
1 h 26 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Albany
Ave. Duration
1 h 12 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 48 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Every day
Estimated price
$340 - $1,500
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa
Ave. Duration
1 h 47 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$410 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington
Ave. Duration
1 h 28 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$310 - $850
Air Canada
Website
aircanada.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via Toronto
Ave. Duration
4 h 2 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal
Ave. Duration
1 h 40 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$350 - $1,300
Flights from Philadelphia to Montreal via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
4 h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$380 - $1,700
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Toronto
Ave. Duration
3 h 34 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$370 - $1,200
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 51 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$390 - $950
Flights from Philadelphia to Burlington via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 46 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$430 - $1,300
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Ottawa via Detroit
Ave. Duration
4 h 25 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
49 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$35 - $80
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$17 - $40
Economy
$35 - $55
EconomyPlus
$55 - $80
Business
$50 - $75
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$70 - $140
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $70
Economy
$70 - $100
EconomyPlus
$95 - $140
Business
$110 - $170
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
4 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
Train from New York Penn Station to Saratoga Springs Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
3 h 47 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $95
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$35 - $60
Flexi Coach Seat
$65 - $100
Business Coach Seat
$65 - $95
Room
$190 - $270
Bus operators
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Watertown, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY - Airport to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$27 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Albany Airport to Potsdam, NY
Ave. Duration
6 h 35 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Lake Placid Winter Olympic Museum to Potsdam, NY
Ave. Duration
2 h 45 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$24 - $50
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal to Syracuse, NY
Ave. Duration
4 h 20 min
Frequency
3 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $60
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
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Syracuse, NY to Potsdam, NY - University of Clarkson
Ave. Duration
3 h 25 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $45
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Saratoga Springs, NY to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
5 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$35 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
Bus from SUNY Collins Circle - Albany to Potsdam, NY - SUNY
Ave. Duration
6 h 55 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Book at
trailwaysny.com
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 - $29
Website
Greyhound.ca
Advanced Purchase
$11 - $17
Online Fare
$12 - $26
Standard Fare
$20 - $29
Refundable
$23 - $35
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
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Bus from Westport, NY to Lake Placid, NY
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Website
amtrak.com
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 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Wanda Coach
Phone
6466307186
Email
help@wandacoach.com
Website
wandacoach.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA to New York
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12
Schedules at
wandacoach.com
Capital Bus Tour
Website
capitalbustour.com
Bus from New York - 19 Pike St. to Albany
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$20
Schedules at
capitalbustour.com
Book at
gotobus.com
Ferry operators
Lake Champlain Ferries
Website
ferries.com
Car ferry from Charlotte, VT to Essex, NY
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$4 - $5
Schedules at
ferries.com

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Watertown Airport.

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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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