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

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Bus Martz Trailways  •  6 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Scranton 202
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Syracuse, Ny 206 / ...

$55 - $94

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Bus via Philadelphia, Pa  •  7 h 4 min

  1. Take the bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa 7956 / ...
  2. Take the bus from Scranton, Pa to Syracuse, Ny 206 / ...

$38 - $92

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Train  •  7 h 33 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station Acela Express / ...
  2. Take the train from New York to Syracuse VIA Rail / ...

$123 - $353

Drive  •  4 h 24 min

  1. Drive from Philadelphia to Syracuse 255.8 miles

$25 - $40

Fly Philadelphia to Syracuse  •  3 h 48 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Syracuse (SYR) PHL - SYR

$197 - $722

Fly Philadelphia to Ithaca, bus  •  5 h 1 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Ithaca (ITH) PHL - ITH
  2. Take the bus from Cortland Suny to Syracuse, Ny

$307 - $649

Train to Newark, fly to Syracuse  •  4 h 54 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
  2. Fly from Newark (EWR) to Syracuse (SYR) EWR - SYR

$116 - $528

Fly Philadelphia to Watertown, bus  •  5 h 19 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Watertown (ART) PHL - ART
  2. Take the bus from Watertown, NY to Destiny USA

$215 - $504

Train to New York La Guardia, fly to Syracuse  •  5 h 13 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York La Guardia (LGA) to Syracuse (SYR) LGA - SYR

$163 - $590

Train to New York JFK, fly to Syracuse  •  5 h 15 min

  1. Take the train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to New York Penn Station
  2. Fly from New York JFK (JFK) to Syracuse (SYR) JFK - SYR

$165 - $517

Fly Philadelphia to Rochester, train  •  5 h 44 min

  1. Fly from Philadelphia (PHL) to Rochester (ROC) PHL - ROC
  2. Take the train from Rochester to Syracuse

$204 - $733

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No, there is no direct bus from Philadelphia station to Syracuse. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak and arriving at Syracuse, Ny via Scranton, Pa. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 6 h 4 min.

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No, there is no direct train from Philadelphia station to Syracuse. However, there are services departing from Philadelphia 30th Street Station and arriving at Syracuse via New York. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 7 h 33 min.

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The distance between Philadelphia and Syracuse is 221 miles. The road distance is 255.8 miles.

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The best way to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse without a car is to bus which takes 6 h 4 min and costs .

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It takes approximately 6 h 4 min to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse, including transfers.

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Philadelphia to Syracuse bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, depart from Philadelphia, Pa station.

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Philadelphia to Syracuse 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 Syracuse is to bus which takes 6 h 4 min and costs . Alternatively, you can train, which costs and takes 7 h 33 min, you could also fly, which costs and takes 3 h 48 min.

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The quickest flight from Philadelphia Airport to Syracuse Airport is the direct flight which takes 1 h 7 min.

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Philadelphia to Syracuse bus services, operated by Greyhound USA, arrive at Syracuse, Ny station.

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Map of how to get from Philadelphia to Syracuse.
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  • Distance: 221.2 miles
  • Duration: 6 h 4 min

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

You can take a bus from Philadelphia to Syracuse via Scranton and Scranton, Pa in around 6 h 4 min. Alternatively, you can take a train from Philadelphia to Syracuse via New York Penn Station and New York in around 7 h 33 min.

Airlines
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from Philadelphia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$250 - $1,400
Flights from Philadelphia to Ithaca
Ave. Duration
1 h 13 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$360 - $850
Flights from Philadelphia to Watertown
Ave. Duration
1 h 24 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$300 - $700
Flights from Philadelphia to Rochester
Ave. Duration
1 h 23 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,100
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from New York La Guardia to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $750
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 21 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$70 - $500
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from Newark to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 17 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$100 - $800
Flights from Philadelphia to Rochester via Washington Dulles
Ave. Duration
3 h 29 min
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$350 - $1,400
JetBlue Airways
Website
jetblue.com
Flights from New York JFK to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$95 - $550
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 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
VIA Rail
Phone
+1 1 888 842-7245
Website
viarail.ca
Train from New York to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
5 h 28 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$45 - $150
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$45 - $65
Economy
$75 - $110
Economy Plus
$110 - $150
Business
$100 - $150
Business Plus/Sleeper
$190 - $270
Train from Rochester to Syracuse
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $75
Website
viarail.ca
Escape
$26 - $40
Economy
$30 - $50
Economy Plus
$50 - $75
Business
$45 - $70
Business Plus/Sleeper
$85 - $130
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 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from New York Penn Station to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
5 h 20 min
Frequency
3 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 Rochester Amtrak to Syracuse Regional Transportation Center
Ave. Duration
1 h 15 min
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$27 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$27 - $40
Flexi Coach Seat
$45 - $70
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $210
Amtrak Northeast Regional
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Contact Details
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Philadelphia 30th Street Station to Newark Liberty Airport Amtrak
Ave. Duration
1 h 7 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$26 - $65
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$26 - $50
Business Seat
$35 - $65
Bus operators
Martz Trailways
Website
martztrailways.com
Bus from Philadelphia 30th Street Station Amtrak to Scranton
Ave. Duration
3 h
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$35 - $50
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
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Bus from Philadelphia, PA to Scranton
Ave. Duration
3 h 15 min
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Schedules at
martztrailways.com
Book at
martztrailways.com
Greyhound USA

Greyhound is a leading bus company based in Dallas, Texas, serving over 3800 destinations across North America, Mexico and Canada. Greyhound carries around 18 million passengers a year who travel 5.4 billion miles (8.6 billion km) a year on their fleet of around 1700 vehicles. For travel flexibility, you can board or get off a Greyhound bus at official Greyhound stations, partner stations and curbside stops. There are around 230 Greyhound stations across the US where you can both catch your bus and buy tickets, that are also available on the official website and via the mobile app.

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Contact Details
Phone
+1 214-849-8100/1-800-231-2222
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Scranton, Pa to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
2 h 40 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$19 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$19 - $29
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Philadelphia, Pa to Scranton, Pa
Ave. Duration
4 h
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$18 - $45
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$18 - $28
Flexible
$30 - $45
Bus from Cortland Suny to Syracuse, Ny
Ave. Duration
55 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$10 - $22
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$10 - $15
Flexible
$17 - $22
Trailways New York
Phone
(800) 858-8555
Website
trailwaysny.com
Bus from Watertown, NY to Destiny USA
Ave. Duration
1 h 25 min
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$18 - $27
Book at
trailwaysny.com

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Philadelphia to Syracuse train services, operated by VIA Rail, arrive at Syracuse station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Philadelphia to Syracuse is 256 miles. It takes approximately 4 h 24 min to drive from Philadelphia to Syracuse.

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American Airlines offers flights from Philadelphia Airport to Syracuse Airport.

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Book your Philadelphia to Syracuse bus tickets online with Greyhound and Greyhound.

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There are 77+ hotels available in Syracuse. Prices start at $64 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 .

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