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There are 3 ways to get from Philadelphia to Rutgers University by train or car

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Train  •  56 min

  1. Take the train from 30th Street Train Station to New Brunswick Amtrak Station Northeast Regional / ...

$25 - $75

Cheapest option

Train via Trenton  •  2h 11m

  1. Take the train from Suburban Station to Trenton Trenton Line
  2. Take the train from Hamilton to New Brunswick Northeast Corridor

$13 - $25

1 alternative option

Drive  •  1h 12m

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Rutgers University 65.7 miles

$6 - $10

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The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to Rutgers University is to drive which costs $6 - $10 and takes 1h 12m.

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The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to Rutgers University is to train which costs $25 - $75 and takes 56 min.

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Yes, there is a direct train departing from 30th Street Train Station station and arriving at New Brunswick Amtrak Station station. Services depart three times a day, and operate every day. The journey takes approximately 50 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Rutgers University is 54 miles. The road distance is 65.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Rutgers University without a car is to train which takes 56 min and costs $25 - $75.

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The train from 30th Street Train Station to New Brunswick Amtrak Station takes 50 min including transfers and departs three times a day.

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Philadelphia to Rutgers University train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, depart from 30th Street Train Station.

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Philadelphia to Rutgers University train services, operated by Amtrak Northeast Regional, arrive at New Brunswick Amtrak Station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Rutgers University is 66 miles. It takes approximately 1h 12m to drive from Philadelphia to Rutgers University.

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There are 134+ hotels available in Rutgers University. Prices start at $100 USD per night.

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  • Distance: 53.9 miles
  • Duration: 56 min

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

Amtrak Northeast Regional operates a train from 30th Street Train Station to New Brunswick Amtrak Station twice daily. Tickets cost $40 - $75 and the journey takes 50 min. Amtrak also services this route 5 times a week.

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Amtrak Northeast Regional

Amtrak’s Northeast Regional train service serves the US’ busy northeast corridor from Virginia to Massachusetts; major stops include Boston, Providence, New York City, Philadelphia, Washington DC and Baltimore. Amenities include Wi-Fi, a quiet car, cafe and business-class seating, and travelling with a small dog or cat is permitted. Book at least 14 days in advance for a cheaper Saver Fare.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to New Brunswick Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
50 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
amtrak.com
Reserved Coach Seat
$40 - $75
Business Class Seat
$60 - $120
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.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 215-856-7924
Website
amtrak.com
Train from 30th Street Train Station to New Brunswick Amtrak Station
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
5 times a week
Estimated price
$25 - $35
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$25 - $35
Premium
$180 - $260
Flexi Coach Seat
$35 - $55
Business Seat
$30 - $50
SEPTA
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Hamilton to New Brunswick
Ave. Duration
24 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$5 - $10
Schedules at
njtransit.com

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