There are 4 ways to get from Philadelphia to South Plainfield by train, bus or car

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Recommended option

Train, line 819 bus  •  2 h 26 min

  1. Acela Express / ...
  2. 819

$71 - $188

Cheapest option

Train  •  3 h 18 min

  1. Trenton Line
  2. Northeast Corridor

$14 - $23

2 alternative options

Bus  •  4 h 36 min

  1. 3200 / ...
  2. 113 / ...

$15 - $46

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. 74.7 miles

$7 - $11

What companies run services between Philadelphia, PA, USA and South Plainfield, NJ, USA?

You can take a train from Philadelphia to South Plainfield via Trenton, Trenton Transit Center, Metuchen, and Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# in around 3 h 18 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to South Plainfield via New York, Ny, Port Authority Bus Terminal, E Front St At Watchung Ave, and Park Ave At East 2Nd St in around 4 h 36 min.

Train operators
Amtrak Acela Express
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Metropark - Iselin Amtrak
Ave. Duration
45 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$65 - $180
Website
amtrak.com
Business Seat
$65 - $170
First Class Seat
$130 - $180
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Train from Trenton Transit Center to Metuchen
Ave. Duration
40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# to Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave
Ave. Duration
20 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to E Front St At Watchung Ave
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$3 - $9
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to New York, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$15 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$15 - $23
Flexible
$27 - $35
Peter Pan Bus Lines
Phone
1-800-343-9999
Email
dveronesi@peterpanbus.com
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal
Ave. Duration
2 h
Frequency
4 times a day
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bieber Transportation Group

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Questions & Answers

The distance between Philadelphia and South Plainfield is 95 km. The road distance is 120 km.

The cheapest way to get from Philadelphia to South Plainfield is to drive which costs $7 - $11 and takes 1 h 21 min.

The quickest way to get from Philadelphia to South Plainfield is to drive which takes 1 h 21 min and costs $7 - $11.

No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to South Plainfield. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, Pa and arriving at Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave via Port Authority Bus Terminal and Park Ave At East 2Nd St. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 36 min.

It takes approximately 2 h 26 min to get from Philadelphia to South Plainfield, including transfers.