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There are 6 ways to get from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie by train, bus, car or plane

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Train  •  3 h 35 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station Empire Service / ...

$104 - $258

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Bus  •  5 h 26 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 (PABT) to Poughkeepsie

$34 - $59

4 alternative options

Bus, train  •  4 h 27 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
  2. Take the train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie Hudson

$39 - $62

Drive  •  3 h 5 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie 168.2 miles

$16 - $24

Fly to Newburgh, train  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Newburgh (SWF) PHL - SWF
  2. Take the train from Beacon to Poughkeepsie

$194 - $1,127

Fly to New York La Guardia, train  •  5 h 32 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to New York La Guardia (LGA) PHL - LGA
  2. Take the train from New York Penn Station to Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station

$158 - $524

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie is to drive which costs $16 - $24 and takes 3 h 5 min.

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal and arriving at Poughkeepsie via NEW YORK, NY (PABT). The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 5 h 26 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Poughkeepsie station. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station via New York Penn Station. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 3 h 35 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Poughkeepsie is 138 miles. The road distance is 168.2 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie without a car is to train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $100 - $260.

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It takes approximately 3 h 35 min to get from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie, including transfers.

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

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Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie 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 Poughkeepsie is to train which takes 3 h 35 min and costs $100 - $260. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $30 - $60 and takes 5 h 26 min.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie.
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  • Distance: 137.9 miles
  • Duration: 3 h 35 min

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

You can take a train from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie via New York Penn Station in around 3 h 35 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie via NEW YORK, NY (PABT) in around 5 h 26 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Newburgh
Ave. Duration
1 h 18 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $1,100
Flights from Philadelphia to New York La Guardia
Ave. Duration
55 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $750
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
+1 215-856-7924
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 Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $55
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Room
$140 - $210
Metro-North Railroad (MNR)
Phone
+1 877-690-5116
Website
mta.info
Train from Grand Central to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
1 h 53 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$17 - $35
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$17 - $19
Off-peak onboard
$23 - $25
Onboard
$25 - $35
At station
$24 - $27
Train from Beacon to Poughkeepsie
Ave. Duration
25 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $16
Schedules at
mta.info
Off-peak at station
$7 - $9
Off-peak onboard
$13 - $15
Onboard
$11 - $16
At station
$6 - $11
Bus operators
Focus
Phone
+1 215-625-2727
Website
gotobus.com
Bus from Philadelphia to New York 31st St.
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20
Book at
gotobus.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

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Newburgh Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 16 min.

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Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie bus services, operated by Coach USA, arrive at Poughkeepsie station.

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Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie train services, operated by Amtrak, arrive at Poughkeepsie Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie is 168 miles. It takes approximately 3 h 5 min to drive from Philadelphia to Poughkeepsie.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Newburgh Airport.

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There are 47+ hotels available in Poughkeepsie. Prices start at $87 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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