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

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Train, line 819 bus  •  2 h 24 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Metropark - Iselin Amtrak Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the line 819 bus from Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# to Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave 819

$71 - $188

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Train  •  3 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Suburban Station to Trenton Trenton Line
  2. Take the train from Trenton Transit Center to Metuchen Northeast Corridor

$14 - $23

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Bus  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal to New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal York
  2. Take the bus from Port Authority Bus Terminal to E Front St At Watchung Ave 113 / ...

$15 - $42

Drive  •  1 h 21 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to South Plainfield 74.7 miles

$7 - $11

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

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

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia to South Plainfield. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia, PA - Greyhound Terminal 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 24 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and South Plainfield is 59 miles. The road distance is 74.7 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to South Plainfield without a car is to train and line 819 bus which takes 2 h 24 min and costs $70 - $190.

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It takes approximately 2 h 24 min to get from Philadelphia to South Plainfield, including transfers.

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

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to South Plainfield is to train which takes 3 h 16 min and costs $14 - $23. Alternatively, you can bus, which costs $15 - $45 and takes 4 h 24 min.

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Philadelphia to South Plainfield bus services, operated by NJ Transit, arrive at E Front St At Watchung Ave station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to South Plainfield is 75 miles. It takes approximately 1 h 21 min to drive from Philadelphia to South Plainfield.

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  • Distance: 59.1 miles
  • Duration: 2 h 24 min

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 16 min. Alternatively, you can take a bus from Philadelphia to South Plainfield via New York, NY - Port Authority Bus Terminal, Port Authority Bus Terminal, E Front St At Watchung Ave, and Park Ave At East 2Nd St in around 4 h 24 min.

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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Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Metropark - Iselin Amtrak
Ave. Duration
42 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
38 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$6 - $11
Schedules at
njtransit.com
Bus operators
NJ Transit
Phone
+1 973-491-7000
Website
njtransit.com
Bus from Pennsylvania Ave At Metuchen Rail Sta# to Front St 350' N Of S. Plainfield Ave
Ave. Duration
21 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
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 49 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$11 - $25
Website
peterpanbus.com
Bieber Transportation Group

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